Staff Nurse

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

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Employer: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustDepartment: RespiratoryLocation: Maidstone Hospital, MaidstoneSalary: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rataJob Type: PermanentWorking pattern: Full Time 37.5 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 staff nurse to join the Edith Cavell team at Maidstone Hospital.

Edith Cavell lis a Respiratory COVID Ward and the team consists of doctors, nurses, trainee nursing associates, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a flow co-ordinator who all work closely to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and have safe and effective discharges.

The successful candidate must work well in a team and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients and relatives/carers. You will be required to be receptive to change, dynamic and demonstrate active assistance and support to your more senior colleagues in the on-going development of the department.

You will be supported by your Clinical Matron and Ward Sister in your continued personal development with training opportunities. We are also seeking individuals who can demonstrate our Trust Values- Patient First, Respect, Innovation, Delivery, Excellence.

If you are a registered nurse who is compassionate and are ready for a new and exciting challenge this could be the ideal post for you.

You will be expected to attend the Trust's Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time, lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

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

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: Thursday 24th September 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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