Great Healthcare from Great People - could you be one of them? Role: Associate Practitioner Department: Emergency Department or Accident & Emergency/ Accident and Emergency (need to have consistent terminology across all posts and sites) Salary: as per Band 4 rates Join us for a job, stay for a career. We are one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts located in a beautiful corner of South East England, a place of contrasts - rolling countryside and rugged coastline, urban buzz and rural tranquillity, contemporary creative communities and a rich cultural heritage. We are in easy reach of both London and France! We serve a diverse population of approximately 759,000 and our services are varied to meet their needs. Our Acute Medicine services are currently delivered at Ashford and Margate with more focussed rehabilitation and specialist services at our Canterbury site. We are currently undergoing an ambitious improvement programme within our Emergency Departments with initiatives lead by our colleagues at the forefront. We offer protected development time in the form of team days and supernumerary time to allow you to develop fully in the role and offer a good development programme for newly qualified nurses to develop and gain confidence in an Emergency setting. We are looking for both experienced and newly Associate Practitioners who are seeking a career in Emergency Medicine. In the face of some challenging conditions we have innovated new models of working and patient pathways, all with the support and input from our staff and our efforts are making positive progress. We firmly believe that we cannot improve without developing our staff so come and join us. Where could it take you? As an Emergency Department we have good development opportunities with a dedicated Practice Development Nurse and excellent links to our local universities. For further details / informal visits contact: Emma McMichael ED Matron Liam Connaughton Senior charge nurse, recruitment lead for ED There are lots of great opportunities at East Kent Hospitals, where staff are caring and put patients first, innovation flourishes and you can develop your career. A medical school will be opening in east Kent in 2020 with 100 training places a year. The Trust fully supports the SAS Doctors Charter and is committed to their development through its CPD Framework. To find out more about east Kent visit our website. We'll close this job advert once we've received sufficient applications which may be before the closing date so please apply as soon as possible. We only accept online applications. If you have any difficulty with this please contact our Resourcing Team on who are happy to help. We have a relocation policy for eligible candidates, promote flexible working and we are an inclusive employer. Parking is available at Trust sites but we encourage alternative options and offer Cycle 2 Work scheme. The ability to converse easily and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for all customer facing roles. Most positions require a Disclosure and Barring check and will be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced check. Applicants for eligible roles requiring Tier 2 sponsorship must meet UK Visas and Immigration eligibility criteria. We operate a no-smoking policy on all our sites and grounds. If you are applying via NHS Jobs your application will be sent to our recruitment system TRAC. All subsequent information will be generated from TRAC so you won't be able to see the progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to us transferring your application and details to our system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records. Good luck with your application, we'll contact you via email so please check your junk/spam folders. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.