Registered Nurse - Theatres and Critical Care roles

Kent (GB)
£24,214 - £30,112
30 Jul 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for a Band 5 RN/ODP Theatre Scrub Practitioner within the Theatre Department and Critical Care the William Harvey Hospital.

We firmly believe that developing our staff is key to success; we have a dynamic and progressive training and development ethos, providing excellent opportunities to enhance your knowledge and competencies, nurturing your personal and professional development by encouraging and supporting you to reach your full potential! 

A medical school will be opening in east Kent in 2020 with 100 training places a year.

We are proud that our dedicated and passionate employees from across East Kent Hospitals are featured in the biggest NHS recruitment drive in its 70 year history! 

We have excellent full time and part time opportunities for Registered Nurses within the Critical Care department at The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

We are a busy 14 bedded mixed level unit admitting emergency and elective admissions from a variety of specialities ( shortly increasing to 16 beds).  We are a friendly, welcoming team, working within a dynamic, responsive and growing unit. The Critical Care Outreach team is well embedded into the day to day working of the unit and together contribute significantly to the trust wide deteriorating patient strategy.

As a unit we pride ourselves on delivering consistent high standards of holistic care. This is reflected in our ICNARC data, performance metrics and feedback from patients, relatives and visitors to our unit.

We offer a supportive environment with an extensive induction programme based upon the STEPS national competencies for critical care nurses. This in combination with self-directed study will assist you in caring for critically ill patients.

We are seeking enthusiastic, caring and self- motivated staff nurses; who aspires in making a positive contribution to care given to critically ill patients.

Ideally the candidate will have acute post registration experience, however we would welcome applications from newly qualified staff with acute placement experience, who are qualifying within the next 4 months.

We will provide you with a structured Preceptorship programme, a range of rotational opportunities to enable development of skills across patient pathways, and access to development opportunities with our excellent links with Canterbury Christchurch University

We aim to provide safe and effective care that exceeds the expectations of our patients and the public and we are looking for excellent nurses who embrace our Trust values and care so that:

  • People feel cared for as individuals
  • People feel safe, reassured and involved
  • People feel that we are making a difference
  • People feel teamwork, trust and respect sit at the heart of everything we do

Our mission is to provide ‘Great healthcare from great people’, and our Trust Values form the foundation of the trusts organisational culture and how we deliver our services.

We really are committed to ensuring our Trust is a Great Place to work!

For further details on the theatres role / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please speak with Theatre Manager Sarah Whibley – 07980790513 or

Susan Crowhurst – - Day Surgery and Theatre Training Co-ordinator -

For further details on the Critical Care role / informal visits contact:

Anna Reilly-Clinical Nurse Educator on 01233 616114

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