An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic, visible leader to the post of Matron for the Intensive Care Unit at Maidstone Hospital. This post is offered as a substantive post. The successful candidate will be required to bring enthusiasm, compassionate leadership and positive energy to support and develop our excellent clinical and operational teams.Main duties of the job
You will demonstrate vision, professional leadership and strategic direction to nurses within the Unit, working in partnership with the unit staff and the Directorate leadership team in the delivery of nursing quality and safety objectives, to provide excellent patient care.About us
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.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse
- Degree level or equivalent
- Post Graduate Critical Care Qualification
- Evidence of ongoing and sustained CPD
- Management experience
- MSc or Health related equivalent
- Proven management skills
- Experience of service modernisation/change management
- Experience in managing Risk
- Equality and Diversity Issues
- Understanding of National/local NHS objectives
- Understanding of current challenges in the NHS
- Has knowledge of Audit and Research Methodology
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- Able to work to tight timescales and prioritise effectively
- Problem solver
- Able to identify opportunities to develop needs and change existing practice.
- Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with professional groups and senior managers.
- Able to act as an effective role model.
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