Staff Nurse - Sevenoaks

Nursing 1597

Vacancy: Staff Nurse – Outpatients

Job Reference: 1597 / 1598

Location: Sevenoaks

Hours: Full and Part time opportunities are available

Closing Date: Friday 10th January 2020

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

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

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Outpatients Lead Sister your role will be to assist in the day-to-day delivery of the outpatient department service for the first private tertiary level hospital in Kent. This role will be supporting the nursing staff and consultants based at our Sevenoaks Clinic, ensuring a seamless and fluid patient experience.

This is a full time post, however part time hours will be considered. Normal working pattern will include occasional working weekends.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Assessing, planning and delivering care, based on individual patient and visitor requirements.
  • Assisting with minor procedures within cosmetic, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, dermatology, ENT, urology and gynaecology.
  • Phlebotomy
  • Developing operational procedures and policies to ensure the most efficient patient pathways.
  • Providing supervision and leadership to the junior members of the team enabling the delivery of excellence in clinical care and deputising for senior staff when
  • Maintaining accurate patient records.
  • Participating with revenue recapture and cost control procedures.

Person Specification:

  • Be a qualified RN.
  • Have a minimum 12 months previous acute hospital experience as a staff nurse with transferable skills.
  • Have experience of wound care, dressings and assisting with minor procedures.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Be an expert in building relationships with the ability to engage with consultants, colleagues and patients.

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • 25 Days Annual leave (Plus Bank Holidays and 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, Louise would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538153 or email louise.evans@kims.org.uk

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 https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Posted 10th January 2020

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