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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Stroke Unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Maidstone Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
21/07/2019 23:59

Stroke Units at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.

Full Time and Part Time and Flexible working patterns considered.

This is an exciting time for Stroke services across Kent and Medway with the imminent reconfiguration of services to 3 hyper acute stroke units within the county. This will transform the services provided to patients ensuring they have rapid access to stroke specialists and diagnostics around the clock and have consultants and therapists on the ward seven days a week. Staff will be at the heart of developing the new hyper acute stroke unit and there will be multiple opportunities for development in a busy, exciting and supportive environment.

In readiness for this reconfiguration Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are looking to expand our existing Stroke workforce. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent Stroke care and want you to come and join our fantastic team.

We are looking for motivated, organised and flexible nurses to join our teams; you will need to work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team and provide a high standard of care to our Stroke patients. We have specialist Stroke Nurses and a Practice Development nurse to support you with patient care and personalised development opportunities. We can offer many career development opportunities and support to help you achieve your professional goals. We provide regular teaching sessions and are extremely keen to contribute towards the development of your knowledge and skills within this specialist area.

We support all applicants who are newly qualified, new to Stroke care as well as those who have experience in Stroke Care.

If you would like to join our team at this exciting time and have the relevant skills and experience required please apply and give details of these in your supporting statement.

Further roles and career development opportunities will become available over the coming months as we work towards the reconfiguration of Stroke Services across the county of Kent.

If you require any further information please contact Sally Foy, Associate Director of Nursing 07496 233446/ or Sharon Page , Lead Matron 07701 294558

Please feel free to come for an informal visit to see for yourself and the dedicated team and excellent facilities that we have available to our patients and relatives.

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: Sunday 21st July 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

Please contact Matron Gaynor Gibbons on 07885478728 or on or  Vicky Williams Specialist Stroke Nurse on 07885479677 or on