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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/04/2020.

COVID-19 - ITU Staff

Job Reference: 344-ITUCOVID2020

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Margate, Ashford & Canterbury
Dependant on role / experience

As a response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic our Intensive Care Units at Ashford, Canterbury and Margate are seeking to Rapidly Recruit suitably experienced Registered Healthcare Professionals and GMC Registered Medical Staff to work within our Intensive Care Units. These positions are initially offered for a fixed 3 month period with the probability of contracts being extended, and are ideal for returnees and retirees as well as ICU staff who work elsewhere but live locally, as these positions are additional to our substantive staff base we are able to offer flexible hours to suite (7.5hrs per week minimum) and applicants should be available to commence working with us at short notice – therefore this is not a suitable vacancy for those overseas, HCA’s and pre-registration students to be applying for and we would ask that those look at the opportunities on our website We offer a shortened induction package which covers the correct usage of PPE and individualized bespoke ICU refresher training. Thank you for your interest in supporting East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and the NHS as a whole at this unprecedented time, do not be disappointed if you cannot find the right position for you as there are other ways you can support us without necessarily working with us,, firstly we must protect the health services and not overwhelm it, so we should all follow the Governments advice and another helpful and practical way to not overwhelm our services is to take a look at your local councils website as there are plenty of voluntary groups needing help and by supporting the vulnerable in our local community we are preventing the vulnerable from becoming A&E attendances. For ex-EKHUFT employees only request a pro-forma from; Please note we are not accepting internal applicants for this vacancy. If you have any queries please contact us on and we will be more than happy to help.

There are lots of great opportunities at East Kent Hospitals, where staff are caring and put patients first, innovation flourishes and you can develop your career. A medical school will be opening in east Kent in 2020 with 100 training places a year. The Trust fully supports the SAS Doctors Charter and is committed to their development through its CPD Framework. To find out more about east Kent visit our website.

We’ll close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications which may be before the closing date so please apply as soon as possible. We only accept online applications. If you have any difficulty with this please contact our Resourcing Team on 01227 866450 who are happy to help.

We have a relocation policy for eligible candidates, promote flexible working and we are an inclusive employer.

Parking is available at Trust sites but we encourage alternative options and offer Cycle 2 Work scheme.

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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.

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