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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
359-TO6135-D
Site
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Town
Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
Closing
27/07/2019 23:59

We have available a full time Band 6 post, 37.5 hours per week on ward 31, Trauma and Orthopaedics. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse to work in this busy setting at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

You will be responsible for managing and co coordinating patient care on the wards, completing thorough nursing assessments, patient feedback surveys, participating in audits, supervising junior staff and students and acting as a role model; as well as supporting the ward manager with length of stay and delivering and improving the quality of care on the wards. You will be working closely with a large multidisciplinary team, good communication skills are essential to ensure the patient’s journey from admission to discharge is smooth and efficient.

We’re looking for nurses with an interest in acute orthopaedic trauma nursing, who are keen to support a nursing team and be a role model for junior nurses.

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: nicola.henthorn@nhs.net), 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 

Interview Date: 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

Further information please contact Angie Cooke, ward manager angiecooke@nhs.net or 01892 635881