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Registered Nurse-Stroke and Neurosciences

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to cover for maternity leave as a Band 5 Staff Nurse within a very busy and friendly team. We are an 19 bedded acute ward specialising in Neuro rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on our excellent standards of care and excellent team work. There will be opportunities for training to enhance your skills and knowledge and the successful candidate will be welcomed to a very popular ward within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Undertake nursing assessments competently.

Act as the identified nurse for a group of patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating their care.

Supervise junior members of staff in giving and maintaining high standards of care.

Regularly take charge of the ward in the absence of a more senior member of staff.

Demonstrate leadership in supporting the patient pathway.

Act as the patients' advocate.

Liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Participate in taking an active role in planning effective, timely and safe discharges.

Clinically competent in all areas of advanced practice relevant to the post.

Work in accordance with the Health Act (2006) and comply with the national and local infection control policies and procedures and any other related infection prevention policies or procedures.

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.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

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



  • Experience in similar role


  • Experience in General Medicine



  • Basic clinical skills


  • Advanced clinical skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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