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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Intensive Care

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

We are a 14 bedded unit caring for both intensive care and high dependency patients based just outside Maidstone, the MTW NHS Trust has 2 sites, we are looking to recruit on the Maidstone site.

We have 2 separate sites but we run as one unit. We have an exciting opportunity for experienced critical care nurses, with a post basic qualification in Intensive Care and proven teaching skills. This is a dynamic, friendly, supportive unit and we are looking for proactive, progressive thinking nurses.

Main duties of the job

You should have good communication and interpersonal skills along with an ability to work as part of a team and to use initiative. This is the ideal opportunity to consolidate both your clinical and managerial skills.

Support of the clinical education team and a competency based induction program are available.

Internal rotation to night duty and a mixture of long days and short shifts are worked.

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 760,000 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 more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement

Job description

Job 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 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: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • RGN / RN (Adult)
  • Accredited Intensive Care Course
  • ILS
  • Epidural study day
  • IV drugs


  • Degree
  • ALS
  • Has a Mentor qualification in line with current NMC guidelines.

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Recent proven experience at a similar level within ICU or relevant experience
  • Relevant management skills
  • Evidence of insight/ understanding of current issues in nursing in the NHS
  • Computer/ IT skills
  • CVVH & Cardiac output monitoring skills.
  • Evidence of involvement in service development


  • Understanding of clinical audit



  • Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate team leadership skills
  • Demonstrate effective time management
  • Ability to think logically, problem solve and use initiative, to achieve goals whilst acting within agreed policies, procedures and code of conduct.
  • Ability to concentrate on the changing needs of the unit for frequent periods, despite interruptions demands from others
  • Ability to support colleagues in stressful situations
  • Ability to deal with distressed relatives, care for the terminally ill and deal with the emotional consequences of critical/ terminal illness for patients/ relatives
  • Ability to reflect, accept constructive criticism and act accordingly

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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