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Practice Development Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Maidstone Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 pa pro rata
21/07/2019 23:59

We are looking to recruit an experienced individual with a strong clinical knowledge base and relevant skill set and who has the passion, enthusiasm and motivation for teaching, assessing and developing clinical staff within the Emergency Department (ED) and Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at Maidstone Hospital.

As the Practice Development Nurse, you will promote the development of staff through mentorship, supervision, education and clinical practice. Your role will be to develop and provide training, support and guidance to nurses of all grades. You will promote a patient centred approach and along with the senior team ensure that patient safety and staff wellbeing are at the fore front of developments  You will support mentors and students and will contribute to the induction and development programmes of new nurses. You will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and external agencies to deliver specific training as required.  The ability to work autonomously and as an effective member of a team is essential

You will be a clinical expert in these fields and have recent clinical experience at band 6 level or above. You will have proven management, communication and leadership skills and be able to demonstrate a kind and compassionate attitude.

Maidstone ED and AMU are supportive and friendly teams and can provide you with a positive working environment. You will be supported by two Matrons and a Lead Matron and you will work closely with the ED Senior Sisters, the AMU ward manager and the PDN from the Tunbridge Wells site to ensure cross site working.

You will have a recognised nursing degree, a post graduate qualification in emergency nursing, mentorship or a teaching qualification and ALS. EPLS would be an advantage.

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: Saturday 17th August 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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Natalie Cairney, Matron for Emergency Department, Maidstone Hospital on