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Specialist Medicine
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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Maidstone Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
20/12/2019 23:59

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Staff Nurse on Mercer, a medical ward which specialises in Elderly Care. We work very closely with the frailty unit to provide continuity of care and patient flow. Mercer ward is a medical ward which has a mixture of acute and frailty. We are looking for a strong dynamic applicant to join the team.

You will receive support in your new role and will be encouraged in further development. We offer a supportive, exciting and challenging work environment and we are committed to the training and development of our staff.

This post requires motivation, enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and a passion for elderly care. You must be flexible, approachable, compassionate, motivated, hard working and be able to use your own initiative whilst also having the ability to work under pressure

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: Friday 20th December 2019 

Interviews: Friday 6th January 2020

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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

Ward Manager Shelley Hitchman