Paediatric Emergency Department Sister/Charge nurse

Are you a highly motivated, dynamic and flexible Registered Children’s Nurse ready to join our Paediatric Emergency Department?

We see approximately 25,000 children a year across our two sites Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone. We are consistently within the national top ten performing Emergency Departments.

With a new senior nursing leadership team comprising of a senior matron and 2 new matrons now in post we are looking to take our ED forward with a new workforce strategy. Both departments are supported by paediatric ambulatory units and Tunbridge Wells has a paediatric consultant present at peak times.

We are a progressive and dynamic team looking to expand our staff numbers. You will have significant experience in an acute paediatric or A&E setting. Ideally you will have completed an emergency care qualification, EPALS and will be able to provide evidence of professional development, shift management, and staff development. We can provide a proactive learning environment as well as many supportive in service learning opportunities. The emergency care qualification/minor injuries course could be available for the right candidate.

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)

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing Date: Sunday 8th November 2020 

Interviews: To be confirmed 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mags Trend, Paediatric Senior Sister, ,

Reference: 41265948

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