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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Emergency Care
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Maidstone Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
27/05/2019 23:59

Are you a newly qualified nurse or an experienced nurse who is looking to gain experience in an acute setting?

We welcome applications from Staff Nurses who would like to join our friendly, vibrant team within the Emergency Department at Maidstone Hospital

You will join an established team of nurses who have a wealth of experience in emergency care.  We have recently introduced new initiatives such as GP streaming, Emergency Care Paramedics, and the expansion of our Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit.

We work as a team to deliver high quality emergency care to patients presenting with a broad spectrum of conditions within our department which comprises of a 4 bedded resuscitation room, 11 majors cubicles, a rapid assessment area, designated paediatric area, CDU and minor injuries.

Our ED offers an educationally focused environment. We are committed to developing and supporting our staff with their career pathway and have strong links with both Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church Universities. You will also have the support of a Practice Development Nurse who will support your development alongside your team leader and the senior nursing team.  

To work with us you will need to demonstrate a kind and compassionate attitude. You will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication skills, who is passionate about your work and wants to be part of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team delivering a high standard of care to patients in a fast paced acute setting. This role offers the opportunity to develop core skills and consolidate previous experiences in a supportive emergency care setting making it the ideal next step for nurses already working in an acute setting to develop their skills and knowledge further.

To be considered for this role you will be

  • a registered nurse with 6 months post qualification experience
  • able to evidence recent and ongoing 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: Monday 27th May 2019 

Interviews: To be confirmed 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

If you are interested in the post and would like further information please contact Natalie Cairney on