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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
John Day
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
359-EMS5921-I
Site
Maidstone
Town
Maidstone
Salary
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
Closing
21/07/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Staff Nurse on John Day Ward specialising in Respiratory care. We are looking for a strong dynamic applicant to join the team.

You will receive support in your new role and will be encouraged in further development. We offer a supportive, exciting and challenging work environment and we are committed to the training and development of our staff. We are currently offering John Day Foundations of Respiratory course which includes various aspects of Respiratory care including Non Invasive Ventilation, Tracheostomy care, Optiflow and etc.  You will be fully supported by the ward and Practice Development Nurse in achieving all the required competency. 

This post requires motivation, enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and demonstration of evidence based clinical practice and open to further academic development. You must be flexible, approachable, compassionate, motivated, hard working and be able to use your own initiative whilst also having the ability to work under pressure.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week but happy to discuss part time hours as well. We welcome interested individuals to contact us to arrange an informal visit to the ward.

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: nicola.henthorn@nhs.net), 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: Sunday 21st July 2019 

Interviews: Friday 2nd August 2019 

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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

Charlie Lee-Frost on 01622 220251.