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

Competitive Salary

Full Time and Part Time, Permanent Contract

Are you a Staff Nurse who is passionate about patient care and ready for a change? 

We have both Full Time (37.5 Hours pw) and Part Time (22.5 Hours pw) positions available.

If this is you, then we have just the right opportunity for you to work with our outstanding inpatient team. Our multi-million pound redevelopment means we can offer first class services in a fabulous modern environment. With an Outstanding CQC rating, you can be confident you are joining an industry leading team.

You will be working as a valued member of our inpatient team. We have 38 beds providing both day case and inpatient care across multiple specialties with an opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge or consolidate existing ones. We offer on-site training for a range of clinical skills and also support nursing associate training and student placements.

To be considered for this role it is essential that have the following qualifications and skills:

  • First level Registered Nurse
  • Significant post registration experience
  • ILS training
  • Basic phlebotomy
  • Excellent organisational planning and problem solving skills
  • Strong patient-centred approach
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity and ethics at work

It is also desirable that you are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong Computer skills, including MS Office
  • Strong communication skills
  • A professional and positive attitude

For a full Job profile, please click here

If you require further information on this role please contact Debbie Woodward on 01580 857472.

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, 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.

 

Staff Nurse - Eye Unit

Competitive Salary

Full Time, Permanent Contract

If you are a Registered Nurse looking for a new challenge, then the Eye Unit at Benenden Hospital maybe able to help!

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.

Benenden Hospital is looking for an experienced Staff Nurse to join their team on the Ophthalmology ward.

The Ophthalmology Staff Nurse will be expected to:

  • to provide high standards of Peri-operative care, following hospital guidelines and protocols, promoting a patient-focused approach to care
  • Where necessary, and appropriate to the particular department, prepare and facilitate theatre lists including entering patient information on IT systems
  • Ensure patient care areas are safe, fit for purpose and effectively maintained
  • Ensure patient information data is correctly recorded in the appropriate IT systems
  • General supervision of junior members of the team, including providing clinical supervision/act as a mentor
  • Assist the Ophthalmic Theatre procedures as a Scrub or Recovery Nurse

The role will require the post holder to plan and implement the care of patients from admission through to discharge by assessing and monitoring them prior and after surgery. Other duties will include but is not extensive of

  • Providing outstanding nursing interventions and care to all patients accessing the service
  • Accurately enter patient information on IT systems
  • Ensure patient care areas are safe, fit for purpose and effectively maintained
  • Maintain the safe custody of medications and controlled drugs
  • Supervise the junior members of the team, including mentorship

As well as technical skills relevant to the role the successful applicant must be able to evidence the following :

  • Registered Nurse (with supporting revalidation evidence)
  • ALRT/ Immediate Life Support training or a willingness to undertake training
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Proven ability to undertake multiple tasks under pressure
  • Mentorship training or a willingness to undertake training

For a full Role Profile, please click here

If you require further information on this role please contact Debbie Woodward on 01580 857472.

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 us by calling the number below or by completing our enquiry form.