Interventional Suite Staff Nurse

Nursing 1528

Vacancy: Interventional Suite Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 1528

Location: KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Hours: 37.5

Closing Date: Friday 18th September 2020

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

Interview Date(s): TBC

Job Summary:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Cardiac Interventional Nurse to work within a state of the art setting in a new and developing private hospital in the heart of Kent. Working as part of a skilled team, you will work across all specialities within the interventional suite, recovery and pre assessment.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of excellent patient care, ensuring consistently high standards are maintained.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Providing care and support to patients throughout their pathway with KIMS Hospital including pre-operative assessment right through to discharge
  • Able to Scrub for a case load of patients undergoing cardiac catheterisation and pacing
  • Pre-operative assessment of patients prior to procedure
  • To cannulate and take blood from patients
  • Assist and train day unit staff in the recovery of patients post cardiac procedures.
  • Ensure that own professional development is maintained and enhanced

Person Specification:

  • Be a confident RGN with extensive post-registration clinical experience
  • Have experience of working in a busy cardiac catheter laboratory, assisting with pacing, angiogram, PCI, Electrophysiological studies
  • Significant knowledge of clinical governance and its application
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and its application
  • Enthusiastic and passionate

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test

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, Lily would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538217 or email lily.harris@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

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