Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service?
Do you want to develop your skills, with the backing of a well-developed nursing team?
We have a range of Band 5 Staff Nurse roles available; so if you are an RMN, RGN or RNLD we would love to hear from you.
The evolution of a therapeutic approach to staffing has led to a number of new positions which will enhance and shape care provision through a dynamic, effective and exciting multidisciplinary model.
Kent and Medway’s Older Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient wards provide excellent environments for the delivery of numerous specialist assessments, treatments and interventions. The integration of psychological, occupational, nursing and medical staff working in tandem will also cultivate an atmosphere of learning for the whole team. Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust will actively complement your development through funding ongoing university studies as well as offering a range of internal courses and experiences across the county.
We are looking for Staff Nurses who care about making a difference to the lives of people in need. Candidates must be of the character to thrive in delivering an eclectic range of assessments, treatments and interventions whilst evaluating their efficacy and contributing towards the development of a vibrant and multifaceted service. You will be confident and dynamic in leading a multidisciplinary staff group during day to day shifts, focused and evidence-based in directing an excellent level of nursing care and responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic and efficacious environment to enhance treatment and wellbeing for all.
We are seeking professionals with a flexible attitude that possess a genuine desire to work with older people to join our strong and committed team. You will need to be proactive in your approach as well as keen to develop your skills and knowledge in person centered care.
Our goal is to achieve quality through partnership and create a dynamic system of care where people receive the right help, at the right time, in the right place - with the right outcome.
You may be an experienced Nurse looking for a post or a Return to Practice (RTP) Nurse who would like to return to nursing.
We offer an attractive return to practice package including funded training. On successful completion of the six months training programme you will be appointed to band 5 as a fully qualified nurse.
Our promise to you as a new recruit is that we will provide you with the following:
• New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rota for band 5 & 6 ‘Front Line’ nursing staff.
• Career development with our comprehensive range of training & development opportunities to enhance your skills
• Strong Supportive Management committed to provide 1-2-1 support to advance personal development.
• Experience of working with a specialist patient group
• Preceptorship programme providing structured support to newly registered professionals entering at band 5
• Fully funded Return to Practice course
Car Lease Scheme open to all staff
• National and Local NHS Discounts for employees and their families
• Relocation Support if you are moving to the area dependent on your circumstances
• 35 days paid holiday, increasing to 41 days after 10 years’ service
• NHS Pension scheme
• Child Care Vouchers
This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service
For further details / informal visits contact:
Cathy Dannahy, Ward Manager
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Tina Nichols, Deputy Ward Manager
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IN CASES WHERE WE RECEIVE A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS FOR A POST, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO BRING THE CLOSING DATE FORWARD. YOU ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.
What we can offer you
* Career development with our comprehensive range of training & development opportunities to enhance your skills
* Strong Supportive Management committed to provide 1-2-1 support to advance personal development.
* Car Lease Scheme opens to all staff
* Staff discounts for employees and their families
* Relocation Support if you are moving to the area dependent on your circumstances
* 27 days paid holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 33 days after 10 years’ service
* Pension scheme
* Child Care Vouchers
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:
- Working together
We love the work, and we want you to join us.
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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