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Registered Nurse in Critical Care

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a motivated registered nurse who wants to start a career, or continue to work within critical care? Then come and join our fantastic team!

We can even offer a relocation package.

We have full time and part time opportunities for Registered Nurses within the Critical Care department at The Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Ashford, Kent.

We pride ourselves on delivering consistently high standards of holistic care. This is reflected in our CQC reports, ICNARC data, performance metrics and feedback from patients, relatives and visitors to our unit.

We have a busy, mixed level unit admitting emergency and elective patients from a variety of specialties. These include Acute stroke, Urology, Vascular, Renal and Heamatology. We also have an HDU where we look after level 2 patients. We have 8 beds in total.

We are afriendly, supportive, dynamic team and forward thinking with a strong commitment to professional development.

We are seeking enthusiastic, caring and self- motivated registered nurses who aspire to making a positive contribution to the care of critically ill patients.

Main duties of the job

Are you a newly qualified or already experienced in Critical Care nurse?

We will tailor an education package for you with our dedicated Critical Care Education team who will actively support and encourage your education & development.

In return for your commitment and hard work. The Critical Care Education team provides Band 5 nurses with an excellent, structured development programme, supporting individuals to gain the required skills, knowledge and lifelong learning to become excellent Critical Care nurses. There will also be the opportunity to access development opportunities with our links with Canterbury Christchurch University and the University of Greenwich.

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



  • Registered Nurse


  • Mentor Qualification or ENB 998
  • Completion of Preceptorship



  • Recent clinical experience in an acute Trust
  • Delivery of evidence based practice


  • Previous experience at Band 5 within specialty
  • Adult Intensive Care course
  • Evidence of facilitating learning in practice
  • Evidence of on-going personal + professional development



  • Basic IT skills
  • Time management and personal organisation skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury Hospital



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