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Registered Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Oxford ward is a 14 bedded Respiratory Unit looking after all aspects of Non-Invasive Ventilation. We were at the frontline during Covid, looking after patient's with COPD, BIPAP's, CPAP's, Chest Drains etc. As an acute busy area you will learn all aspects of respiratory nursing, also looking after patient's with Cystic Fibrosis and all stepdown patient's from ITU . We see some of our patient's regularly, due to the specialty of the illness and get to know the families and the patient very well.

There will be up to date training opportunities both inhouse and external, with competencies, which is an expectation of the trust for the staff to have in all aspects of relevant patient care. Opportunities also exist for post degree modules through our links with Christchurch University.

We have a very good Multi-Disciplinary aspect to our care and consider the patient discharge in a holistic way. Every member of our team is valued and we have a reputation for being a good, caring team whilst maintaining a friendly atmosphere for the patients. We welcome new members with open arms embracing knowledge that you can bring to us which, combined with ours, makes us a team to be proud of.

Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

To provide effective patient care whilst working as a member of the nursing team across East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT). To ensure the maintenance of high standards of patient care in response to service needs.

The post will require the holder to work on other sites within EKHUFT, in order to meet service requirements and to ensure that staff maintain and develop their skills.

You will have plenty of opportunities to develop and grow here at East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust, you may have come for a job but you'll stay for a career.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered


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  • Nursing acutely unwell patient


  • Interest in respatory medicine

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital


TN24 0LZ

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