Staff Nurse- Acute Medicine & Geriatrics
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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Exciting opportunities have arisen for full and part-time positions within our Acute Medicine and Geriatric Care Directorate.
The directorate comprises of:
- Frailty (both sites)
- Acute Geriatric Medicine (both sites)
- Acute Assessment Units (both sites)
- Stroke Services (Maidstone
Our Acute Assessment Units provide a seven-day consultant-led service for short stay patients prior to their transfer to a speciality ward or discharge home. The units also include Ambulatory Emergency Care services which accepts patients directly from the Emergency Department (ED), South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) and GPs. It provides 'Same Day Emergency Care' (SDEC) and rapid access to diagnostics, which helps with the reduction of hospital admissions whilst providing an excellent patient experience.
Main duties of the job
Our Frailty Service works collaboratively with the community to provide a holistic approach to patients and supports organisations in acquiring and facilitating the best outcomes for patients. These units provide a multidisciplinary approach to patients, enabling them to be effectively treated and discharged with ongoing community support.
Our Stroke Services provide an excellent service for patients, both in the acute and rehabilitation phase of their stroke pathways. The unit has an assessment bay which accepts direct referrals from ED and SECAmb which improves access to specialists and prompt treatment, which improves patient experience and outcomes.
Our directorate has a multitude of opportunities available for you to take the next step in your nursing career. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate nurses, with excellent communication skills to join our diverse teams and learn and develop in the fast-paced and dynamic environment of our wards.
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.
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.
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)
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
Interview Date: To be confirmed.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).