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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

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

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and clinically skilled nurse with experience of ward management.

You will be responsible for the effective and efficient operational management of the department including budget control, clinical governance, staff development and training . You will assist in leading the team to provide expert clinical and supportive care for patients admitted to the Trust with haematological disease. They will work with the multi-disciplinary teams and the wider teams in supporting patients throughout their treatment pathway, providing individualised, compassionate and informed patient care.

Main duties of the job

You should possess excellent leadership skills, Ambition and the have the desire to provide high standards of care to our patients. The post holder is require to be SACT trained and have minimum of 18 months experience as a senior nurse.

This post will require you to work a rotation of days, nights and weekends between Lord North and Chartwell Day unit

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



  • oFirst level registered nurse
  • oEvidence of further education since qualification e.g. degree
  • oMentorship/Perceptorship course (or equivalent)
  • oSACT competent


  • Management / Leadership course or a willingness to undertake



  • Recent experience at band 5 in Haematology/Oncology.
  • Proficient clinician and clinical role model



  • Good understanding of current issues in nursing and the NHS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional development
  • Demonstrates excellent understanding of cancer treatments and their side effects / complications


  • Recent experience in audit and benchmarking processes
  • Awareness of PICC service



  • IT/Keyboard skills
  • Commitment to teaching
  • Cannulation, Venepunture and PICC placement competent.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Evident commitment to high standards of patient-centred care
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to reflect on practice, accept criticism and act constructively
  • Understanding of own accountability, responsible and reliable
  • Utilises a problem-solving approach to work

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage lane


ME16 9QQ

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