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Band 5
Flexible working - 0 hours per week (Variable 0 hours per week)
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Employer type
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells
£14.02 per hour
Salary period
30/01/2022 23:59

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Bank Intensive Care Nurse

Band 5

Job overview

Are you current looking for work to fit around commitments such as the school run?

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust currently have a number of opportunities for registered nurses with experience in an acute setting to join our staff bank.

You will be working in one of our Intensive Care Units based at either Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Our Intensive Care Team are friendly, supportive and committed to delivering excellent patient care. We are lucky to have a range of dynamic clinical nurse specialists and sisters who support the clinical teams. This post offers the opportunity to learn and develop acute care nursing skills.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our nursing team. In return for your enthusiasm, you will be supported to develop your clinical skills and will have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally as part of a ‘high challenge, high support’ environment.

The benefits of joining our bank include:

  • Cost of DBS and uniform covered by the Trust
  • Priority shifts over agency staff
  • Weekly payroll
  • Support in development and revalidation
  • Online shift booking system
  • Dedicated team to support with any queries 7 days per week
  • Excellent transport links
  • Access to NHS Pension
  • Paid annual leave


Working for our organisation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites:  Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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).

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

COVID-19 Vaccination Disclaimer for Staff
In order to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites, we require our staff who have contact with vulnerable service users to have had the COVID vaccine prior to starting work. We are required by the Department of Health to provide data to verify your COVID-19 vaccination status and will therefore ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered with Nursing & Midwifery Council


Essential criteria
  • To have at least 6 months experience, either medicine or surgery.
  • Able to administer IV Medication


Essential criteria
  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice at the level of a newly qualified nurse.
  • Understanding of equality and diversity and how to apply it to self.
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for own practice and behaviour.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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The Temporary Staffing Team
Job title
Temporary Staffing Team Manager
Telephone number
01622 228800
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