Paediatric Matron A&E
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, highly motivated and inspirational senior paediatric nurse to join our Emergency Medicine management team. If you possess strong leadership qualities and are passionate about fostering a culture which values high quality standards of patient focused care for children and young people, this could be the challenge you are looking for.
As a Paediatric Matron for Emergency Department you will be accountable for coordinating safe, high quality care to improve the experience for children, young people and their families for both sites. You will provide senior clinical and professional nursing leadership within the Emergency Medicine Directorate, acting as a positive role model through the provision of effective professional leadership and the demonstration of competent, accountable clinical practice. This role is integral to planning future developments to ensure the highest quality of patient centred care is delivered by an appropriately skilled workforce.
Main duties of the job
This is a key leadership role within the trust operating as part of the senior nursing leadership within Medicine and Emergency Care Division. The post holder will work closely with the Matrons for Emergency Medicine on both sites, Clinical Director and the General Manager to support both the Directorate services and Trust wide services where children and young people are seen. This role supports the Head of Nursing for Paediatrics and Neonates and Head of Nursing for Emergency Medicine to deliver the best outcomes for children and young people across the Trust.
You will join a dedicated team of experienced and motivated Paediatric nurses, PEM consultant and a Paediatric consultants available at peak times. The post holder also has clinical, teaching, managerial, and staff development responsibilities. This post is a cross site cover.
If you can demonstrate significant post registration experience, professional development, excellent communication skills, and have the ability to provide, plan and organise evidence-based clinical care delivery we would love to hear from you.
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: Thursday 8th June 2023
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