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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Surgical Assessment Unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
23/05/2019 23:59
Interview date

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Surgical Assessment unit at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. We are looking for qualified nurses with drive and ambition who have a desire to work in a fast paced surgical setting to our join team.

We pride ourselves in delivering safe, high quality care to ensure the patients experience is positive. The unit accepts direct GP referrals where the trained nurse is involved with the assessment and initial treatment of the surgically expected patients.

You will have relevant experience in caring for surgical patients and will thrive in a busy clinical setting. You need to be forward thinking and flexible in your approach to managing change and possess a can do attitude. You will need to be highly motivated, with the ambition to develop yourself. You will have the full support of the unit manager who is keen to develop you so that you may reach your full potential.

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: Thursday 23rd May 2019 

Interviews: Friday 31st May 2019 

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Joss Moore on 01892 634090