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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2020.

Staff Nurse - Frailty

Job Reference: 275-2001UNPSNF-10

Employer:
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Elderly
Location:
Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Gillingham
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum/pro rata

Do you have the ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People?


Staff Nurse - Frailty

Division: Unplanned & Integrated Care

Care Group: Therapies & Older Persons

Band: 5

Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 per annum/pro rata

Interview date: Thursday 30th April 2020

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved.

With strong leadership the day to day experience for our teams is a great one, staff are valued, excellent quality care is provided and the passion for continuous improvement is high.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment; we also offer an excellent benefits package which includes onsite childcare facilities, various salary sacrifice schemes and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Flexible working opportunities within the Trust are on the rise, giving employees flexibility on where, when and the hours they work. Timewise Power 50 awards celebrate the achievements of senior business leaders who work part-time, at Medway NHS Foundation Trust we are proud that one of our very own consultant anaesthetists was recognised as Power Part-Timers 2019.

As an employee at Medway NHS Foundation Trust you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best through our ‘You Are The Difference’ programme. Our departments across the Trust will give you the opportunity to utilise and enhance your talents to assist us in the development of shaping the future of Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

We are recruiting Staff Nurses for our Frailty services who share our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and have the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Medway’s Frailty Programme is a large, busy and a highly supportive place to work. As a Staff Nurse you will be expected to ensure that patients’ receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and principles.

Within this role we will offer you the opportunity to undertake our fantastic Preceptorship Programme. This programme has been designed to support you through training to progress to you to a Band 6 within the Unplanned & Integrated Care Directorate.

Rotations within the department is actively encouraged, we are able to offer opportunities to rotate through other modalities such Ambulatory Care, Care of the Elderly (Byron, Milton & Tennyson Wards) and Stroke.

There are also opportunities to work with our Acute Frailty Service to help improve emergency care for frail elderly patients. The service aims to ensure frail elderly patients are seen by a specialist team, including a geriatric consultant and specialist nurse, upon their arrival.

Our frailty service is a prime example of how Medway NHS Foundation Trust is taking proactive steps to improve patient care by minimising the number of different doctors that patients see.

The department has a good working relationship with our colleagues across the Trust, our patients and importantly their friends and families. Our ward staff work closely with the end of life care team to ensure that we are able to offer excellent advanced care planning. We pride ourselves in delivery excellent patient care.

Within the department we are committed to treating all our patients with compassion dignity and respect.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust has as joined the ‘End PJ Paralysis’ initiative (#endpjparalysis). Our aim is to get our patients up, dressed and moving while they are in hospital so we can prevent the problems caused by staying in bed too long and, hopefully, get them home quicker.

As part of our ongoing commitment to professional development we are offering a number of apprenticeships and training opportunities in Leadership and Management, Business Services, Finance, Accounting and HR, Clinical Support Work, Research and Innovation, Nursing Associate and Assistant Practitioner alongside our in-house comprehensive clinical pathways.

The Trust has also engaged with the renowned Henley Business School to be able to offer MBA, MA,BA, Executive Education, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

All of our learning programmes will support and encourage all members to be able to apply their learning immediately back into their working life. Our hope is that the education pathways will play a key role in enabling you to challenge the practices of the past and build capability for the future.

Our culture and values are what drives Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when you are completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. We are inspiring and ambitious, respectful and supportive, open and we speak up, we are inclusive and responsible.

The Trust is committed to the protection of children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults accessing its services. Promoting the message that “safeguarding is everyone’s business” is vital to ensure our patients are protected and safe from abuse. To this end you must comply with Trust’s and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board’s policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

All staff no matter where they work or which age group of patients they work with must be aware of their responsibility to act when they feel a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been or is at risk of abuse.

To contribute to our exciting future and become p




This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

Please note any correspondence following the application will be sent via trac.jobs and/or the Trust's Resourcing Team.

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity for everyone and will guarantee an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

The Trust is committed to the protection of children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults accessing its services. Promoting the message that “safeguarding is everyone’s business” is vital to ensure our patients are protected and safe from abuse. To this end you must comply with Trust’s and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board’s policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

All staff no matter where they work or which age group of patients they work with must be aware of their responsibility to act when they feel a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been or is at risk of abuse.

Medway Maritime Hospital is a smoke free site. Smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and a better place for our patients to be treated

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