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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Accident & Emergency
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
26/07/2019 23:59
Interview date

Are you a highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic nurse who wants to be part of a growing, vibrant and friendly multidisciplinary team delivering a high standard of care?....... Then come and join us in the Emergency Department at Tunbridge Wells Hospital!

If you enjoy new challenges and are looking to grow within your career and develop new clinical skills and knowledge and are seeking a career pathway with developmental opportunities then this is the department for you.

The Emergency Department at Tunbridge Wells Hospital is a busy department seeing approximately 80,000 patients per year and is a designated Trauma Unit (TU) working as part of the SELKaM network.  Based in Pembury we offer good rail link to London and the South coast and a free staff bus service from the main line rail station at Tonbridge . 

We work as a team to deliver high quality emergency care to patients presenting with a broad spectrum of conditions within our new state of the art department which comprises of a 6 bedded resuscitation room, 16 majors cubicles, a rapid assessment area, designated paediatric  emergency department, minor injuries and triage streaming.

We offer a compressive orientation and education programme including an in-house Emergency Care Foundation course that is accredited to the University of Greenwich. We also offer a career pathway and support the RCN competencies in Emergency Care to ensure that all our staff received not only the extended clinical skills and knowledge that they require but also to ensure that they have personal support when working in this challenging clinical environment.  All staff are supported by the ED Matron, a Practice Development Nurse and a dynamic team of Band 7 Senior staff.

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: Friday 26th July 2019 

Interviews: Friday 1st 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

For Further information in relation to this role please contact:

Glenda Sonquit