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Staff Nurse - Short Stay Surgery Unit - KMOC

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Exciting opportunities have arisen within the new Kent & Medway Orthopaedic Centre - Day Care Surgery, at Maidstone Hospital for a Staff Nurse 12 months contract. Over 200 new posts will support the new Centre, which is part of a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England. The new Centre will open in Summer 2024 and treat patients from across the region, increasing the Trust's capacity for planned surgical procedures.

The Centre will contain the latest novel open plan laminar flow theatres open-plan surgical areas where up to three patients are treated in a dedicated space with a specialised air canopy over each station to prevent the spread of infection. The new facility will also include a 14-bed inpatient ward and a 10-bed day case ward, with recovery, x-ray and therapy space, all within a dedicated elective building.

The Centre willexpand orthopaedic surgical capacity across Kent and Medway, playing an important part in elective recovery and the reduction of patient waiting times across the region.

The Kent and Medway Orthopaedic Centre will work alongside our existing services to provide care. Our amazing Maidstone Orthopaedic Centre (MOU) and Maidstone Short Stay Unit (MSSU) will all continue.

You will receive structured training to work in this specialist area whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a consistent and high standard of patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

The Centre willexpand orthopaedic surgical capacity across Kent and Medway, playing an important part in elective recovery and the reduction of patient waiting times across the region.

The Kent and Medway Orthopaedic Centre will work alongside our existing services to provide care. Our amazing Maidstone Orthopaedic Centre (MOU) and Maidstone Short Stay Unit (MSSU) will all continue.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for the patients. She/he will liaise closely with the Band 6 and 7 to ensure efficient and effective bi-directional communication, in order to deliver a high quality service to the patient and their relatives.

You will be working closely with management and other healthcare professionals, as well as supervising, supporting and developing within the team, encouraging the delivery of high-quality care and experiences to patients.

Possession of excellent communication skills and being able to adapt to any situation is essential. You must be prepared to teach others your invaluable skills and you will have the ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team whilst being a role model to others. Mentorship is desirable.

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 emailmtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif 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 atEnhanced 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 (www.gov.uk)

This post forms part of the new Kent and Medway Orthopaedic Centre team at Maidstone Hospital. Over 200 new posts will support the new Centre, which is part of a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England. The new Centre will open in spring 2024 and treat patients from across the region, increasing the Trusts capacity for planned surgical procedures.

The Centre will contain the latest novel open plan laminar flow theatres open-plan surgical areas where up to three patients are treated in a dedicated space with a specialised air canopy over each station to prevent the spread of infection. The new facility will also include a 14-bed inpatient ward and a 10-bed day case ward, with recovery, x-ray and therapy space, all within a dedicated elective building.

The Centre will expand orthopaedic surgical capacity across Kent and Medway, playing an important part

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First level registered nurse registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council


Desirable

  • ENB 998 - Teaching and Assessing I Clinical Practice or willingness to undertake
  • Willingness to undertake specialist course relevant to area


Experience/ Knowledge

Essential

  • Is able to manage own workload and delegate to others
  • Be able to prioritise workload and manage time effectively
  • A working knowledge of the use of research in developing nursing care and clinical products
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding the scope of professional practice and accountability


Desirable

  • Possess 18 months post registration
  • Possess 1 year surgical experience
  • Understanding of principles and processes involved in Clinical Governance
  • Experience in Day Surgery
  • Experience in Orthopaedics


Skills

Essential

  • Possess a high standard of communication skills both written and oral
  • Be able to effectively co- ordinate workload and liaise with multi-disciplinary team
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • To show enthusiasm, to develop new innovations and skills to enhance practice
  • To possess good inter- personal skills


Desirable

  • To possess relevant practical skills


Attributes

Essential

  • Flexible Approach
  • Able to meet business objectives to ensure provision


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone Hospital - KMOC

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ

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359-6426015-KMOC

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