Staff Nurse - Outpatients

Nursing 2080

Vacancy: Staff Nurse – Outpatients

Job Reference: 2080

Location: KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Hours: Full or Part Time Hour available

Interview Date(s): TBC

Job Summary:

KIMS Hospital in Maidstone is Kent's Largest Independent Hospital and we are recruiting! This is a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse to work with us.  As part of a skilled team, you will work within our busy outpatient department providing outstanding quality care to our patients. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of excellent patient centred care, ensuring consistently high standards are maintained.

The shift pattern will be working between 07:30 – 20:30. Working patterns will include Saturday working on rotational basis.

Full or part time hours can be considered.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrating outstanding clinical practice at all times
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team led by a supportive senior nursing team
  • Plan, implement and deliver a holistic patient centred care to a group of patients
  • Maintaining accurate patient records utilising the most up to date evidenced based care and guidelines
  • 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 RGN).
  • 1 years’ experience in an acute healthcare setting.
  • Experience undertaking the following: wound care, phlebotomy, plastering, minor ops and gynae/urology procedures is desirable but training can be given to the right candidate.
  • To be 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.
  • To be confident in building relationships with the ability to easily engage with others including consultants, colleagues and patients.

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
  • Subsidised Staff Car Park
  • Subsidised Staff Bistro
  • 40% discount on some KIMS services
  • Relocation packages available

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Diane would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 237634 or email diane.arthur@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. We foster a culture of professional development and place great importance on staff wellbeing.

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 30th November 2021

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