Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells
£22,128 - £28,746 pa
20/02/2018 23:59

We have a trained vacancy for a Band 5 staff nurse. Ward 10 is a very busy surgical ward so you will need to be adaptable and be able to cope working in a stressful environment. 

You will be dealing with acutely unwell patients with varying complex needs. We transfer patients to Intensive Care and also receive patients from the Intensive Care Unit. You will have ample opportunity to learn and develop yourself as a Band 5 in this supportive environment. 

We have a strong clinical leadership with a Band 6 Clinical Skills Facilitator and a robust nursing management structure and support network. We require someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as an organised person with a positive attitude who is flexible and proactive. We are a very friendly team and all enjoy working in our new environment. Tunbridge Wells Hospital is the first hospital in England to have all single rooms with ensuite bathrooms. The Trust and the Ward are extremely keen to develop you as a staff nurse and there is a wealth of training opportunities for you to select. 

Tunbridge Wells is a vibrant and thriving town with historical sites as well as excellent schools, superb shopping and theatres. It has good transport links to both London and the Coast. It is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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)

Closing Date: Tuesday 20th February 2018

Interviews: Wednesday 28th February 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Senior sister Louise Todd or Junior sisters Karen Beeching or Laura O'Mahoney

On 01892 634633

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