Junior Sister/Charge Nurse
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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A vacancy has arisen in the Emergency Department at Maidstone Hospital for a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.
We welcome applications from experienced ED nurses who are looking for a new challenge and who would like to join our friendly, vibrant team.
You will join an established team of nurses who have a wealth of experience in emergency care. We have recently introduced new initiatives such as GP streaming, Emergency Care Paramedics and the expansion of our Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit.
Main duties of the job
We work as a team to deliver high quality emergency care to patients presenting with a broad spectrum of conditions within our department which comprises of a 4 bedded resuscitation room, 11 majors cubicles, a rapid assessment area, designated paediatric area, CDU and minor injuries.
Our ED offers an educationally focused environment.We are committed to developing and supporting our staff with their career pathway and have strong links with both Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church Universities. You will also have the support of a Practice Development Nurse who will support your development alongside your team leader and the senior nursing team.
To work with us you will need to demonstrate a kind and compassionate attitude. You will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication skills, who is passionate about your work and wants to be part of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team delivering a high standard of care to patients in a fast paced acute setting. You should have excellent leadership skills and have knowledge of current issues in emergency care.
Part time hours, flexible patterns and term time contracts will be considered
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email email@example.com if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
Interview Date: TBC
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