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Staff Nurse - Cath Lab

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Staff Nurses to join our forward-thinking fantastic team here at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital Cath Labs.

We are one of the busiest centres in the county, performing hundreds of procedures a year from Pacemakers to Implantable Defibrillators, Cardiac complex Ablations, and other interventional procedures as well as Angioplasties.

Our Cardiology teams currently provide inpatient cardiology services across both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospitals. To strengthen and improve our Cardiology services and cardiology care, we plan to consolidate inpatient cardiology and cardiac catheter lab services at Maidstone Hospital in the near future. Therefore your main working site will be/become Maidstone Hospital with a requirement to work cross site when needed

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with junior manager in assessing, implementing, planning and evaluating effective delivery of direct patient care. Working closely with the Ward manager the incumbent will oversee the delivery of high calibre care, and efficient use of facilities, manpower and other resources.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills in cardiology nursing.

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.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

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.

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 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.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace.Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse
  • Basic Life Support provider


  • Evidence of further education since qualification e.g. diploma/degree
  • Mentorship/Perceptorship course (or equivalent)
  • ENB specialist course
  • Advance Life Support provider
  • NVQ assessor



  • Experience at Band 5
  • Knowledge of a general hospital setting
  • Proficient clinician and clinical role model
  • Care of the medical patient
  • Care of the acutely ill patient
  • Insight and understanding of current issues in nursing and the NHS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional development


  • 2 years experience at Band 5 in an acute setting
  • CCU experience
  • Catheter lab experience
  • Understanding of audit and benchmarking processes
  • Cardiology care



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evident commitment to high standards of patient-centred care
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to reflect on practice, accept criticism and act constructively
  • Understanding of own accountability, responsible and reliable


  • IT/Keyboard skills
  • Commitment to teaching others

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital (Cross Site)

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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