What are the benefits of working in nursing at Benenden Hospital?

As a nurse at Benenden Hospital you’ll be working in our modern and spacious Outpatient department or on our wards, which were opened after the hospital’s redevelopment in 2017.

The Outpatient department has 31 ultra-clean, spacious clinic rooms, which provide a relaxing and discreet environment for consultation and treatment. We’re proud of our generous staff to patient ratio, which allows the nursing staff to spend more time with their patients.

We have 32 beds in our stunning Garland and Bensan Wards for inpatients and day patients. These modern facilities have bright and spacious private bedrooms with an en-suite wet room.

Our expert Consultants are available and on hand to help with any queries and managers are always accessible, and the management structure is open and visible. If you have a question or problem, you can easily find someone to confidentially talk it through with.

Current nursing vacancies

Staff Nurse - Inpatients- reference 1899

£25,665 to £ 31,534 depending on experience

Part Time, 22.5 hours Permanent Contract

We have a superb opportunity for a patient-centred Staff Nurse to join our hospital as part of our inpatient team.  You’ll need to be able to foster a culture of professionalism and a positive working environment while demonstrating honesty, integrity, and ethics in the workplace.

At Benenden we’re proud of our Outstanding CQC status and we want you to be too.  You’ll be a valued member of the team, where we will encourage and support you to develop new skills and knowledge in a range of clinical skills, within multiple specialisms through our on-site training. 

You will play an integral part in the planning and implementing of outstanding patient care whilst acting as the patient’s advocate and always maintaining their dignity.  You will take responsibility for ensuring that the care areas are safe, fit for purpose and effectively managed

You will be a First level Registered Nurse with significant post registration experience in relevant specialties.  Excellent interpersonal skills are requisite of the role

  For a full Role Profile, click here

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Closing date 31st May 2022

Then please send this application form, your up to date CV and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

 

Infection Prevention Control ( IPC ) Nurse- reference 1855

£23,400 p.a.

Part Time, 22.5 Hours p/w, Permanent Contract

The IPC Nurse is responsible for the local infection prevention and Control program, including the identification of IPC risks to the hospital, patients and staff and the implementation and monitoring of actions to manage and reduce identified risks.
The post holder will:
• Demonstrate leadership in Key IPC responsibilities, providing assurance to the DIPC IPC processes are efficient and effective
• Key implementer of the Hospital IPC program, providing assurance to the DIPC that all milestones are being met
• Ensure departmental IPC risk assessments are in place reflecting controls that are reviewed on an annual basis
• Provide expert advice around IPC issues placing emphasis on the integration of IPC to organizational strategy and service development to achieve consistently high-quality care and
patient safety
• Ensure that IPC policies are up to date and reviewed in accordance to guidance
• Demonstrate awareness of regulatory requirements taking appropriate action to ensure that these are fully adhered to.

Our multi-million pound redevelopment means we can offer first class services in an amazing, modern environment. With an Outstanding CQC rating and a Silver award in Investors in People, you can be confident you are joining an industry leading team. Our Hospital environment is COVID secure due to measures guided by the UK Government and implemented by IPC team and Staff.

The Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Nurse will be expected to:

  • Ensure all staff have appropriate IPC training.
  • Oversee surveillance program for – HCAI, reported symptom surveillance, Surgical site
    surveillance
  • Ensure that there is a decontamination process for low, medium and high-risk medical devices,
    with associated decontamination SLA in place
  • Ensure that there is an appropriate process available for endoscopy equipment.
  • Ensure there is appropriate engineer support to monitor the environment including ventilation of procedure rooms, water safety.
  • Ensure environmental cleaning is sufficient and appropriate to the level of risk in each area in
    partnership with housekeeping department
  • Ensure management of food preparation is undertaken by trained competent staff in partnership with catering department
  • Provide advice on the purchase/introduction and use of equipment in relation to IPC issues
  • Support the local Waste Officer in all waste management but especially in the management
    of the clinical waste stream

Skills and Experience

  • Ability to provide leadership and development of all disciplines of staff
  • Registered Nurse with IPC experience
  • Ability to communicate with people of all ages and from different backgrounds
  • Ability to work across all disciplines
  • Ability to provide specialist knowledge to risk assessments and support appropriate controls
  • Ability to manage difficult and complex situations
  • Ability to provide/support staff in feedback of microbiological results
  • Excellent IT skills, ie Datix, Microsoft Office and other applications relevant to the role.
  • Methodical and well organized with a high level of attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication using tact, discretion and diplomacy

Closing date: 31st May 2022

If you require further information on this role please contact Jo Lydon on 01580 857428.

For a full role profile please click here

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Then please send this application form, a recent CV, and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

Please note that if a large number of applications are received this vacancy may close before the closing date without notice.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

I have a question about working in nursing at Benenden Hospital

What job roles in nursing are available at Benenden Hospital?

We have a range of job roles available for nursing staff:

  • Outpatients Sister/ Manager
  • Senior Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Nursing Associate
  • Student Nursing Associate
  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Continence Care Nurse Specialist
  • Urodynamic assessment Continence Care Nurse

What qualifications are required to work in a nursing role?

Staff Nurse

You should be a first level Registered Nurse, preferably with some Outpatient experience.

Healthcare Support Worker role

You should be educated to GCSE level or have equivalent experience. You should have a relevant professional qualification: NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or other relevant health-related qualification). If you don’t have this qualification you must show a willingness to undertake it.

What training and development are on offer for nursing staff at Benenden Hospital?

Whatever your grade, we have excellent in-house coaching and training available to ensure that your clinical skills are kept up to date. We also offer a range of online IT training videos in the most popular software packages as well as help and guidance to use our patient appointments system.

Staff development is at the heart of Benenden Hospital and every employee is invited to take part in a career conversation with their manager and to create a career development plan.

We also provide excellent training for Nurse Associates and support our nurses if they wish to develop into a leadership role.

Contact us about vacancies in nursing

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your cover letter and CV to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

For other general vacancy enquiries, please contact Adela Messinger, HR Advisor, by calling the number below or by completing our enquiry form.