Registered Nurse | East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 15 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 May 2021
Location: Canterbury, CT1 3NG
Company: East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3086668/344-4836SAK-B

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From Summer 2021, Kent and Canterbury Hospital will see the opening of a brand-new centre, dedicated solely for elective orthopaedic inpatient surgery. As part of a national pilot aimed to improve the quality and outcomes for orthopaedic patients, “Getting It Right First Time” identified that separating elective services from trauma would combat recurrent winter pressures and reduce waiting times across several key areas.

The opening of the Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC) will mark the completed second phase of this initiative and provide specialist facilities for the elective orthopaedic patient group. The EOC will be equipped with four laminar flow theatres, a seven-bed recovery and specifically designed areas to support our patients through their journey. It will accommodate a number of specialities and a variety of complex cases, advancing on the work established in the first phase of the pilot.

This exciting and innovative venture is a testament to how shared objectives, dedicated staff and strong teamwork directly supports excellent patient care and we hope to encourage staff to join us in carrying these ambitions forward.

We will be working alongside our clinicians and best practice including NICE and GIRFT in building our patient pathways. We will have 2 dedicated wards for Elective Orthopaedic patients and that these beds will be ring fenced. We are looking for a dynamic ,motivated team player , somebody who is passionate about making the smallest difference to a patient’s recovery. working together with the ward manager you will provide leadership and support to the team . If you thrive working in a strong multi-disciplinary team, where your opinions and advocacy for your patients is key to the goals and planned care then this is the job for you. The Trust offers opportunities for developing Leadership skills for the talented and aspiring leaders of the future.

The organisation is currently launching its new improvement focus in the form of an improvement
system called We Care. The We Care System is a fundamentally new model that the organisation will
be shifting to, it champions empowerment, promotes innovation and will bolster the connection and
collaboration of staff throughout the organisation.
The We Care System utilises a multi-layered approach to improvement allowing staff to develop and
produce a variety of ideas to combat the issues and problems that have been identified. The system
allows for the deployment of:
• Strategic Initiatives which are long term projects and focus led and driven by our executive
• Trust Priority Improvement Projects which are short term projects allocated to a range of
project teams made up from our staff groups focusing on impacting our True North metrics
and breakthrough objectives
• Ward Based OMS which delivers daily management and continuous improvement on the

This advert closes on Wednesday 5 May 2021

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