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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
23/05/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen on our Elective Orthopaedic / Trauma Ward.  We are looking for a Junior Sister who is dedicated and passionate about providing the best possible care for our patients and will share our vision and values in best practice. Ward 30 is an Elective Orthopaedic / Trauma Ward specialising in joint replacement surgery. We also take direct admissions from fracture clinic and A&E.

We require someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as an organised person with a positive attitude who is flexible and proactive.  You should have excellent leadership skills as you will be required to lead junior members of the team.

You will be responsible for managing and coordinating patient care on the ward, completing thorough nursing assessments, patient feedback surveys, participating in audits as well as supporting the Ward Manager with length of stay and delivering and improving the quality of care within the ward. We are a friendly, modern, forward thinking ward promoting evidence based high standards of patient care.  We have a Practice Development Nurse in post who will support your transition into your new role.

Tunbridge Wells Hospital is a Trauma Centre which is part of SELKaM - the major trauma network that covers South East London, Kent and Medway. (SELKaM has been rated the best performing Trauma Network in the country).  Tunbridge Wells Hospital is the first NHS hospital in England to provide single rooms with en-suite facilities, many of which have woodland views.  It is located within a short distance of a vibrant and thriving town with excellent schools, shops, bars, restaurants and theatres.  The area has good transport links to London and the coast and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

AT MTW NHS Trust we can offer a range of staff benefits including flexible working applications, lease car scheme, enhanced maternity and paternity pay as well as a generous NHS pension scheme.  We welcome your applications and will proactively support you to fulfill your career aspirations here at MTW NHS Trust.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment).  The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic:, lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

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)

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential.  We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019 

Interviews: Friday 31st May 2019 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Beh Loudon on 01892 635199

 or Kelly Cushman 01892 634963 / email