Staff Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Maidstone, UK
Closing date
18 Sep 2020

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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 359-EMS8577
Employer: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Department: Band 5 Stroke Nurse
Location: Maidstone, Maidstone
Salary: £24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent band 5 on John Day Ward specialising in Respiratory care. We are looking for a strong dynamic applicant to join the team.

You will receive support in your new role and will be encouraged in further development. We offer a supportive, exciting and challenging work environment and we are committed to the training and development of our staff. We are currently offering John Day Foundations of Respiratory course which includes various aspects of Respiratory care including Non Invasive Ventilation, Tracheostomy care, Optiflow and etc. You will be fully supported by the ward and Practice Development Nurse in achieving all the required competency.

This post requires motivation, enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and demonstration of evidence based clinical practice and open to further academic development. You must be flexible, approachable, compassionate, motivated, hard working and be able to use your own initiative whilst also having the ability to work under pressure.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week but happy to discuss part time hours as well. We welcome interested individuals to contact us to arrange an informal visit to the ward.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

You will be expected to attend the Trust's Clinical Induction Programme for Clinical Support Workers (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the CSW Induction Programme Lead if this is going to be problematic), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes 2 supernumerary shifts in the clinical area (an early and a late shift), all of the other days are classroom-based and run from 9am to 5pm

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics.

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Interview Date: TBC

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