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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Maidstone Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
28/05/2019 23:59

MTW is an Acute Hospital Trust, which means that it provides a range of general hospital services from surgery and critical care, to emergency care and cancer services.

Maidstone Hospital currently provides general hospital services to a catchment population of 220,000. The Trust operates from two primary sites; our new state of the art Tunbridge Wells Hospital, the first all single room NHS hospital in England, and Maidstone Hospital.

Ideally situated between the Kent coastline and the capital, the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area is a great place to live and work.

Maidstone Hospital is also home to the Kent Oncology Centre, one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the southeast. The cancer centre treats over 8,000 new patients a year from Kent and East Sussex. The Centre is highly regarded for the excellent care it provides and has been awarded accreditation to CHKS Healthcare Accreditation Standards. This award covers systems and processes supporting the delivery of the services.

We are currently seeking experienced nurses to work on Charles Dickens Day Unit, Maidstone Hospital. We provide a range of chemotherapy and supportive treatments

We have posts available to qualified nurses who are competent in the administration of SACT to complement our existing chemotherapy nursing team and we are also seeking nurses qualified for at least 1 year with recent acute NHS experience who demonstrate a keen interest in oncology and chemotherapy, who wish to develop this interest and participate in our intensive in-house chemotherapy training programme.

You must be a highly motivated individual who has the desire to acquire a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of Haemato-Oncology and Solid Tumour oncology related issues.

You should be able to combine autonomy with team working and sensitivity and professionalism.

You will be expected to adopt a holistic, pro-active and dynamic approach, being responsible for the delivery of a high standard of care and service to the patients You will be required to inform and educate patients on the prescribed treatment and its side effects and support patients and their carers on all aspects of their care, be they newly diagnosed, or being treated with palliative intent.

We offer:

  • A comprehensive in-house training programme is in place to enable all staff to further develop their knowledge and skills in all aspects of caring for the patient undergoing SACT including the nurse-led clinics
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ongoing academic and clinical professional development

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic:, lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

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).

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential.  We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th May 2019

Interviews: To be confirmed 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Godsiff, Senior Sister, Charles Dickens Day Unit on 01622 225257