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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
27/07/2019 23:59

Whether you are a newly qualified Staff Nurse or a Nurse with experience, we have an opportunity for you within our Trauma and Orthopaedic Departments.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are proud to own two acute hospitals. Maidstone hospital, Kent’s home oncology centre, has a wide range of complex and routine surgical and medical services and has the latest in diagnostic facilities. Tunbridge Wells Hospital is the first NHS Hospital in England to provide en-suite single rooms to all in-patients in ward environments. The hospital is seen nationally as an example of best practice in the design of patient-safe facilities and has attracted widespread international interest. It provides a range of complex and routine surgical and medical services and is a recognised Trauma Centre with state of the art facilities.

We are looking for dedicated and passionate band 5 Registered Nurses to work with our Trauma and Orthopaedic Teams at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

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.

Both of our orthopaedic wards are vibrant, modern, forward thinking departments which promote evidence based high standards of patient care. Professional development is paramount and all staff are encouraged to fulfil their potential with the full support from senior nursing teams and the Trusts practice development team.

We have band 5 vacancies on both of our orthopaedic wards and there is also an option for an internal rotation between the two departments 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.

At MTW NHS Trust we can offer a range of staff benefits including childcare vouchers, 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 fulfil 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: Saturday 27th July 2019 

Interviews: To be confirmed


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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

For an informal visit please contaact Angie Cooke, ward manager 01892 635881 or