Registered Nurse - ICU/HDU

Job ID: 670925
Location: Dartford
Salary: 21,909 to 28,462 pa negotiable
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Employer:Dartford and Gravesham NHS TrustDepartment:252 Intensive Care UnitLocation:DartfordSalary:21,909 to 28,462 pa

We provide Acute Hospital services across four sites.Our organization has grown in size and reputation since it was established as a Trust in1993. We currently have a workforce of approximately 3000 staff across a wide range of professional and specialist groups.
As an ambitious organisation we are continuously looking for ways to enhance and improve the services that we offer patients. We have recently been successful in developing an acute care collaborative with Guys and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust, allowing us greater service development opportunities under the new 'Vanguard' partnership programme. In 2016 we also intend to further develop services at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup.
We are a brilliant place to work, and our staff responses to the national staff survey show that on a number of key findings we are among the best trusts in the NHS. In the last survey (2015) we scored in the top 20% of acute trusts on a number of factors including opportunities for flexible working, communications between senior management and staff, staff engagement and staff feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation. Staff engagement is fundamental to our success and we have been voted one of the 'Best Places to Work in the NHS' for two years running by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

We are a 10 bedded combined ICU/HDU providing Critical Care to over 600 patients per year and the flexible utilisation of the beds allows for a dynamic flow through of patients requiring Critical Care.

The Band 5 role requires an experienced Critical Care nurse who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The post holder must be enthusiastic, flexible and be an excellent team worker.

Willingness to develop and study towards attainment of Critical care course and Mentorship course are essential. The candidate must have previous Registered Nurse and ICU experience.

We promote flexible working practices within the unit and internal rotation is required for these posts.

Candidates with no previous ICU experience will not be shortlisted for this position

If you are ready to play a key role within a nursing team, provide quality patient centred care, and respond to modernisation programmes within this speciality at local network and national levels, we encourage you to join us.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Matron Tara Laybourne on 01322 428402 or email

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Interview date to be confirmed.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that flexible working policies are in place to promote a healthy work life balance. This enables the Trust to consider and support applications for flexible working; such as term time, part time and job sharing.

Please note this vacancy may close earlier than stated to aid efficient processing of applications. To ensure your application will be considered, please submit it at your earliest convenience.

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.

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If you have any difficulties submitting your application on-line, please contact:-

Medical Staffing on 01322 428300 for recruitment of doctors
Recruitment Office on 01322 428762 or 01322 428518 for nursing, AHP, Scientific and administration posts

Please note, that due to the limited number of car parking spaces, car parking permits will be allocated subject to compliance with the Trusts eligibility criteria and availability of spaces. Permit holders are not guaranteed a car parking space.

For further details about car parking, please refer to the Trust's Parking Policy.
As of the 2nd October 2017 Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust will be a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site from this date. For advice and support on stop smoking please call 0300 123 1220.
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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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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:37.5 Hours/WeekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:5Staff Group:Nursing & Midwifery Registered

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Apply for this jobClosing Date:01/06/2017Contact Name:Matron Tara LaybourneTelephone:01322428402

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