Maidstone, Kent, England
Permanent (Full time)
Whatman Acute frailty unit is looking for nurses who have the desire to work in a busy Environment with the focus on Same Day Emergency Care.
The unit prides itself on providing high quality care, we accept both direct from the Ambulance service and A&E referrals. As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to develop assessment and triage skills, within the short stay assessment unit. We also have a 21 bed short stay inpatient area. You will work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to liaise and refer to community services to provide the best possible holistic care for elderly patients. This post offers a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a well-supported diverse and friendly team.
The main duties will include assessing Ambulance and A&E referrals, cannulation and venepuncture, ECG, Vital signs checking and monitoring. Providing personal care, pressure area care, ensuring patients are provided nutrition and hydration. As a valued member of our team you will be instrumental in service development ensuring they receive a positive experience.
We encourage you to contact the Unit and find out more about us and how we work.
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.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
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 atenhanced 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
This advert closes on Sunday 14 Nov 2021
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