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 five months.  The team here are immensely supportive and friendly.  Each day is always 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

£29,591 - £32,521 per annum * (Full Time Equivalent)

Permanent Contract, Full Time (37.5 hours) and Part Time (15 hours)

We have a superb opportunity for a patient-centered 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. 

* The salary for a Newly Qualified Staff Nurse will be £27,055 for the first 12 months.

Staff Nurse - Clinical Rotation/Preceptorship

£27,055 - £29,180 per annum

Permanent Contract, Full Time

We are currently offering three clinical rotation, preceptorships to newly qualified registered Staff Nurses. A preceptorship is a structured start for newly qualified practitioners. The preceptorship offers you an initial 18 month clinical rotation which gives you the opportunity to work 6 months at a time across 3 of our departments of your choice Wards, Eye Unit, Outpatients, Theatres (Wards is essential) following this, is a permanent opportunity in your preferred department. This is a fantastic introduction into the hospital and your new chosen career.

We are seeking registered nurses that are able to plan and implement high standards of care, following hospital guidelines and protocols and promote a patient-centred approach to personalised care.

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.