CCU has Band 5 vacancies for a Staff Nurse. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a specialist environment and learn some new, transferable skills in a supportive environment.
The post holders will have a Registered Nurse qualification, and some acute care experience. They will have a genuine interest in the care of cardiac patients. They should have good IT skills and be able to communicate effectively with senior medical and nursing staff, as well as patients and relatives, alike.Main duties of the job
The successful candidates will have a willingness to undertake any necessary training to enable clinical competency and skills. Staff are actively encouraged to further their professional development, and a range of learning opportunities are available. This includes visits to the cath lab, chest pain clinic, cardiac rehab etc. The ability to perform venepuncture and cannulation would be desirable. The successful candidates will demonstrate an awareness of Trust protocols and policies and a commitment to upholding them.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 760,000 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.
We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.Job descriptionJob 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.
Following your Corporate Induction 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if 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 at Enhanced 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 SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- First level registered nurse registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice at the level of a newly qualified nurse.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustAddress
Culpepper Ward- Maidstone Hospital
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