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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Are you an experienced Staff Nurse looking to progress within your Nursing career or already in a Band 6 role and looking for a new challenge? This could be the ideal opportunity for you to gain experience as a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse in an exciting acute setting. If you are looking for your next challenge we would like to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Junior Sister /Charge Nurse within the Acute Medical Unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

This role will involve developing further skills and knowledge in relation to patient care, managerial/team leadership duties and assisting in developing the Acute Medical Unit and the Ambulatory Emergency Care.

Main duties of the job

You will also be provided with opportunity work within our developing Ambulatory Emergency Care unit as this helps to support the flow of patients through the Emergency Department.Our department offers an educationally focused environment that allows nurses to professionally grow and develop a vast repertoire of clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will have opportunities to work alongside the Practice Development Nurse to further develop you key knowledge and skills in this exciting, fast paced environment.

To ensure this we have strong links with three local Universities and are committed to delivering work-based educational initiatives. We have a structured pathway leading to both your professional and career development.

In the role of Junior Sister/Charge Nurse you can have a positive influence on all clinical issues within the Unit. You will join a dedicated team of experienced and motivated nurses and Consultants.

About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England. We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

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.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace.Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • First level nursing registration and evidence of further study since qualification
  • ENB998 (or equivalent) knowledge skill


  • Evidence of continuing education - diploma/degree level
  • Advanced Life Support provider



  • Experience in acute hospital setting.
  • Experience at Staff Nurse Band 5 (or equivalent)
  • IV drug therapy, IV cannulation & venepuncture skills
  • Evidence of insight and understanding of current issues in nursing and NHS
  • Expert clinician


  • An understanding of caring for acute medical patients classed as Level 2



  • Leadership skills
  • Evidence of problem solving and decision making skills


  • Computer/IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tonbridge Road, Pembury

Tunbridge Wells


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