An exciting opportunity has arisen for additional ward Band 5’s to join our team on the Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust due to increasing our bed capacity.
Full or Part time hours could be supported.
We are also delighted to have been given the opportunity to develop a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and re design the ward into a purpose built environment in the coming year.
The Unit is supported by a large Clinical Nurse Specialist team who work 8am till 11pm Monday to Friday providing ongoing support to staff; as well as a team of Stroke Assessors who work 24 hours a day who are also additional to the nursing team and assist in assessing new admissions on the ward.
The Unit works with a wide range of therapists and is very well supported by Clinicians and our Practice Nurse Development Team and we are currently revamping our teaching program to support you.
We are looking for someone who is patient focused, positive, enthusiastic, flexible and forward thinking to deliver high quality care for our patients. You should promote continuous development in clinical practice and delivery of patient care; encouraging innovation and improvement.
We welcome newly qualified nurses and applications from community settings as well as applicants with experience in nursing.
If this role appeals to you, and fits your profile, we would love to hear from you.
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
Closing Date: Tuesday 6th October 2020
Interview Date: TBC
For further details / informal visits contact:
If you are interested and would like to come for an informal visit please contact the matron
Matron Gaynor Gibbons on: / or email
Ward Manger Cath Sampson on: or email catherine.sampson @nhs.net