Bank - Staff Nurse

Nursing 1710

Vacancy: Bank – Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 1710

Location: KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Hours: Bank

Closing Date: Friday 18th September 2020

         KIMS Hospital reserves the right to remove job adverts before the closing date.

Interview Date(s):

Job Summary:

Dedicating your working life to caring for others takes commitment and selflessness. The best way we believe we can make you feel your worth, is by giving you time to care. It’s the reason you do the job you do, and we want you to focus on it. We get the basics right, so that our staff nurses can focus on the job they love.

If you are looking for ad-hoc shifts or the ability to work flexibly in various areas of the hospital, then we would like to hear from you.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting and initiating innovation and new ideas in methods of care delivery and effective use of resources, direct resource planning, ensuring maximum utilisation of skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrating good clinical practise at all times
  • Working within a team, supervising and directing junior staff and deputising for Senior Staff as required.
  • Maintaining accurate records of patient care.
  • Working to develop a strong, effective team by developing the vision and strategy of “health care at its best”

Person Specification:

  • Be a strong and empathetic Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Have demonstrable experience working as a Staff Nurse (RN) on a surgical ward.
  • Be absolutely patient focussed, with a desire and proven ability to deliver healthcare at its best.
  • Have knowledge of clinical governance and its application along with evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Be an expert in building relationships with the ability to easily engage with consultants, colleagues and patients.

If you do not receive a reply within 1 working week from the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Hannah would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 237794 or email Hannah.sears@kims.org.uk.

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Posted 22nd September 2020

Interview Tips

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Preparation is key

Before your interview, take the time to research your potential new employer, finding out about their company values and what you might expect working there. Have a clear travel plan ready for the day of the interview, allowing extra time for possible delays - being punctual will allow you time to gather your thoughts and check your notes. And don’t forget to bring the appropriate ID with you.

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First impressions count

Making a good first impression will get your interview off to a great start. It shows you are taking your application seriously and that you are diligent and conscientious. Dress smartly and make sure you are well presented. In no circumstances should you be chewing gum and your mobile phone should be switched off.

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During the interview

Take reassurance from knowing that your interviewer can often be as nervous as you. Be polite, honest and open, maintaining eye contact with them. Talk as clearly and confidently as you can and if you don’t understand a question, ask for clarification. When answering, focus on positive experiences and be prepared to go into detail about your previous positions and your future aspirations.

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What do you want?

There will be opportunity for you to ask questions about the organisation and the role. Take this chance to ask about things that are important to you. Such as, what is expected of you in the first 6 months? Or, what training opportunities are there? Or, what has the interviewers experience of working for the company been like? It’s an excellent way of showing genuine interest.

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When it's over

It’s important to leave the interview on a positive note. If you haven’t already discussed it, you may want to ask when you can expect to hear about their final decision. When it is time to leave, smile and thank them for seeing you. Shake hands firmly and confidently, and if you have enjoyed discussing the job, tell them.

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