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Frailty Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 359-EMS5883

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Elderly Care
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells
£40,428 to £48,514 pa

At Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust we are continually striving to improve patients' experience and outcomes.

As part of this we have recently opened a Frailty unit and are looking for a Nurse Specialist for older people who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the best care for our patients.

We are looking for an experienced nurse with a specialist interest in Older people to work within a dedicated team consisting of a consultant geriatrician and therapy teams. Your role, as a specialist nurse will be to support the team with the clinical pathway and focus on reducing length of stay and readmission's in the best interests of patients.

You will need to have excellent general nursing skills, evidence of a masters or equivalent experience and evidence of specialist studies in elderly care. You should be confident working within a team and alone as well as prioritise your workload. Excellent communication skills are essential to act as an advocate for patients and to support carers/relatives. Completion of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment on admission, discharge planning, and liaison with community services will be a key features of this role.

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)

Closing Date: Wednesday 21st February 2018

Interviews: Thursday 1st March 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Hallewell

Matron for Specialist Medicine

01622 224168 or 07753421165

Please take time to customise your personal statement to ensure it accurately reflects the position you are applying for, and that your application is checked for errors / omissions prior to submission. Please note that incomplete applications may not be submitted for shortlisting. We experience high levels of applications for many of our vacancies and therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible in order to ensure it is considered if the vacancy is closed early.

Please contact the Recruiting Manager for an informal discussion should you have any queries relating to the role for which you are applying. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via an email as soon as possible after the closing date. Should you receive an invitation to attend interview, please confirm or decline your attendance. Interview slots will then be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We support staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act to eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with protected characteristics.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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