Bank Staff Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells
£17.68 an hour per hour
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Part Time
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust currently have a number of opportunities for registered nurses within their Temporary Staffing Service who wish to work flexibly.

The position will cover wards at both the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Maidstone Hospital.

Both sites encompass many nurse led initiatives including caring for patients requiring non-invasive ventilation, and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, high patient turnover environment. We are lucky to have a range of dynamic clinical nurse specialists and sisters who support the clinical teams. This post offers the opportunity to learn and develop acute care nursing skills when the patients are at their sickest, early in their hospital stay.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our nursing team. In return for your enthusiasm, you will be supported to develop your clinical skills and will have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally as part of a 'high challenge, high support' environment.

The benefits of joining our bank include:
  • Cost of DBS and uniform covered by the Trust
  • Priority shifts over agency staff
  • Weekly payroll
  • Support in development and revalidation
  • Online shift booking system
  • Dedicated team to support with any queries 7 days per week
  • Excellent transport links
  • Access to NHS Pension
  • Paid annual leave

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

You will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email mtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

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

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Person Specification



  • Registered with Nursing & Midwifery Council



  • To have at least 6 months experience, either medicine or surgery.
  • Able to administer IV Medication



  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice at the level of a newly qualified nurse.
  • Understanding of equality and diversity and how to apply it to self.
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for own practice and behaviour.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells

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