Staff Nurse - Day Unit

Nursing 1547

Vacancy: Staff Nurse – Day Unit

Job Reference: 1547

Location: KIMS Hospital Maidstone

Hours: 37.5

Closing Date: Friday 10th January 

         KIMS Hospital reserves the right to remove job adverts before the closing date.

Interview Date(s): w/c 13th January 2020

Job Summary:

Ensuring our patients are at the forefront of everything we do – that’s what matters to us.  If you share this view, we want you as part of our team.   Working within an innovating and dynamic team, you will assist in the delivery of exceptional care to our patients.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • To assess, plan and deliver exceptional patient care
  • Supporting patients with post and pre-operative care, answering any queries regarding procedures and respecting patients dignity and privacy at all times
  • You will work to develop a strong, effective team by developing the vision and strategy of “health care at its best”
  • Sharing innovative ideas in how we can provide the highest standard of care delivery and effective use of resources
  • You will work in line with the NMC code of conduct, whilst championing Infection Prevention Control and other policies and procedures set in place.

Person Specification:

  • Have experience working within a Day Care setting.
  • Be a qualified nurse registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Be absolutely patient focused with the desire to deliver care at the highest possible standard
  • Need to have some knowledge of BAPS (British Association of Day Surgery)
  • Be ambitious, dynamic and have a genuine interest in personal development as well as the development of the service.

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

If you do not receive a reply within 1 working week from the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Lily would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538217 or email

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.

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

Posted 10th January 2020

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