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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours a week
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
26/05/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Trauma and Orthopaedic wards at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.  We are looking for someone who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, is dedicated and passionate about providing the best possible care for our patients and will share our vision and values in best practice. 

We currently have Band 5 vacancies on both the Acute Trauma and the Elective / Trauma wards with the possibility of internal rotation to both wards whereby you can secure a position on either department of your choice at the end of the internal rotation without the need for a further interview. The option of ward choice and internal rotation can be discussed at interview. However, it must be noted that any applicants wishing to partake in an internal rotation will be obligated to complete the rotation between both departments in full. 

Ward 31 is an Orthopaedic trauma ward which specialises in providing care to patients who have experienced trauma requiring emergency surgery, such as those patients with fractured neck of femurs, complicated dislocations, and neck and spinal injuries.

Ward 30 is an Elective Orthopaedic ward specialising in joint replacement surgery following the Enhanced Recovery Programme but also admits patients directly from fracture clinics and A&E.

Both of our Orthopaedic wards are vibrant, friendly, modern, forward thinking departments which promote evidence based high standards of patient care & with the support of the Practice Development Nurse we are always looking for new initiatives to improve patient experiences & outcomes. Professional development is paramount and all staff are encouraged to fulfill their potential with the full support from senior nursing teams and the Trusts Practice Development team.

Tunbridge Wells Hospital is a trauma centre which is part of SELKaM - the Major trauma network that covers South East London, Kent & Medway. (SELKam has been rated the best performing Trauma Network in the country). Tunbridge Wells Hospital is the first NHS hospital in England to provide single rooms with en-suite facilities, many of which have woodland views. It is located within a short distance of a vibrant & thriving town with excellent schools, shops, bars, restaurants & theatres. The area has good transport links to both London & the coast & is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

At MTW NHS Trust we can offer a range of staff benefits including flexible working applications, lease car schemes, enhanced maternity and paternity pay as well as a generous NHS pension scheme. We welcome your applications and will proactively support you to fulfill your career aspirations here at MTW NHS Trust.

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 26th May 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

For an informal discussion or visit regarding this advert please contact Natalie Morley (Practice Development Nurse for Trauma & Orthopaedics) on 01892 635649 or email or Angie Cooke (Ward 31 Ward Manager) on 01892 635881 or email