Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital based approximately 12 miles from central London. the hospital is situated in a beautiful and historic part of the country and lies very close to Richmond Park, Hampton Court Palace and Kempton Park. The hospital supports around 350,000 people in the surrounding area from the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney, Merton and East Elmbridge.
Kingston offers a wide variety of bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs and shopping to rival central London. Richmond Park is just a 15 minute walk from the Hospital and the Hospital is well served by public transport, with Norbiton Station on the doorstep. This allows you to jump on a train and arrive in central London, 12 miles away, in less than 30 minutes.
We have approximately 520 beds and directly employ around 2,700 staff, with another 300 staff employed by contractors but working on behalf of the Trust. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, but run a number of outpatient clinics in sites across our catchment area including Raynes Park Health Centre, Surbiton Centre for Health, Queen Mary's Roehampton and Teddington Memorial Hospital.
We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services. We are currently developing our main outpatient area with the aim of improving patient and staff experience.
BAND 5 OUTPATIENT NURSES
Would you like to work in a friendly and supportive nursing environment in a Trust which prides itself on providing high-quality services to the local community?
Are you a motivated, caring and dedicated individual?
Would you like to join a department that is undergoing significant development to improve patient and staff experience?
Are you passionate about learning and developing new skills with the focus on providing excellent patient care.
If you have answered YES to any of these questions look no further as we are currently looking for a number of highly motivated and enthusiastic staff nurses to join our thriving outpatient team.
Previous experience in wound care management would be an advantage. It would also be desirable for applicants to have previous surgical experience within Plastic Surgery and Theatres but not a necessity.
Full time and part time applications are welcome.
For further information and to arrange a visit please do not hesitate to contact the department Sisters.
Kingston Hospital’s experienced and friendly staff provides a supportive culture where there is the potential to forge a great career in nursing.
If you can demonstrate a caring, compassionate approach and want to work as part of a team that values each other then we would like to hear from you.
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to undertake pre-interview assessments, including medicines management and numeracy testing.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Senior Sister Isobel Glanville-Pearl or Matron Mandy Ross on T: ( Phone number removed ) /4068
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION ATTACHED BELOW, AND THAT YOUR SUPPORTING STATEMENT REFLECTS THESE AS YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THESE CRITERIA.
PLEASE NOTE – If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department via e-mail. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account regularly.
In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:
- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each others contribution
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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