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

As a Nurse or Healthcare Support Worker at our hospital you’ll be working in our modern and spacious Outpatient department, in our Eye Unit 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.

Working at Benenden Hospital

I have worked as a staff nurse in the Bensan ward at Benenden Hospital for almost a year. The team here is immensely supportive and friendly and each day is varied and exciting.  I thoroughly enjoy seeing patients begin the recovery process, post-surgery, and before their hospital discharge.

Laura, Staff Nurse

Current nursing and clinical support vacancies

Staff Nurse - Wards

£33,000 - £36,949 per annum

Permanent Contract, Full Time (37.5 hours)

We have a superb opportunity for a patient-cantered Staff Nurse to join our hospital as part of our inpatient team, working on the hospital wards. 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. We have a vacancy on day shifts only currently. 

* The salary for a Newly Qualified Staff Nurse will be £28,407 for the first 12 months.

Staff Nurse - Outpatients

£33,000 - £36,000 per annum

Permanent Contract, Full time

We are currently recruiting for a registered nurse to join our fantastic team in our Outpatients department. You will be required to plan and implement high standards of clinical care including delivering health promotion and discharge advice for patients, following hospital guidelines and protocols, and promote a patient-focused approach to care.

The Outpatient department has 31 rooms covering many specialities. The registered nurse role available is both interesting and varied within a large team offering plenty of support. The clinics are open Monday to Saturday offering a busy environment therefore the candidate will need to have good organisation and communication skills. Our patient centred approach ensures a positive and safe experience which is key when triaging patients coming out of clinic.

Procedures are carried out in the department such as dermatology minor surgery, patch tests, insertion of coils, venepuncture, ECG's etc.

We have specialists’ nurses working within Outpatients department that we work closely with :

Pre-Assessment team that assesses the patients’ medical, social and physical ability for fitness to undertake surgery linking in with a multi-disciplinary team.

Continence care - The gynaecology and urology clinics are supported by specialist nurses who provide pre and post operative care and offer support to patients. They carry out diagnostic tests such as urodynamics, flow rates, bladder scans etc..

* The salary for a Newly Qualified Staff Nurse will be £28,407 FTE for their first 12 months post qualified.

Nursing Associate Outpatients

£25,147 - £27,596 per annum

Permanent contract, Full time (37.5 hours)

We have a superb opportunity for a patient-centred fulltime Nurse Associate to join our hospital. You’ll take responsibility for performing tasks and duties as delegated by the Registered Nurse(s) as you provide outstanding nursing interventions and care to all our patients.  As our Nursing Associate, you will foster a culture of professionalism and a positive working environment whilst following the hospital’s guidelines and protocol.

You will need the appropriate qualifications and be registered on the NMC prior to applying.

Healthcare Support Worker - Outpatients

£23,400 - £23,501 (Full Time Equivalent)

Fixed Term Contract (2 years), Part time Time (22.5 hours)

We are currently looking to recruit a Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) on a 2 year fixed term contract until August 2026. You will provide high standards of care to our patients and their relatives/carers, during their visit to our Outpatients Department.  The successful candidates will join an experienced and friendly team.

Healthcare Support Worker - Eye Unit

£23,400 - £23,501 (Full time equivalent)

Fixed Term Contract - 2 years. Part time time (22.5 hours)

We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Support Worker on a fixed term contract basis from August 2024 - until August 2026. You will be assisting patients and supporting nursing colleagues in the Eye Unit with their care requirements working a varied shift pattern over 22.5 hours a week

Working with an experienced and friendly team, the role will be varied as you will undertake a wide range of routine procedures and practices under the supervision of senior staff. This position is a two year fixed term contract.

Staff Nurse - Eye Unit

£33,000 - £35,000 per annum *

Permanent Contract, Full time (37.5 hours)

We are currently recruiting for a staff nurse to join our excellent Eye Unit in our CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ hospital in the heart of Kent. In this role you will contribute to and deliver organisational aspects of the development strategy and plan and implement high standards of care, following hospital guidelines and protocols, promoting a patient-focused approach to care.

We would also consider a Nursing Associate for this position on a salary range of £25,147 - £26,371 per annum

* The salary for a Newly Qualified Staff Nurse will be £28,407 for the first 12 months.

I have a question about working in nursing and clinical support 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.

Applying for a position

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

For general vacancy enquiries, please contact Claire Coupe, Resourcing Officer, by email.