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Senior Sister / Senior Midwife - Kent Ward posted by Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Gillingham
£37,570 - £43,772 / year

Job Description

Are you committed to delivering the best of care through the best of people?


Senior Sister / Senior Midwife – Kent Ward

Division: Planned Care

Care Group: Women & Children’s

Band: 7

Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 per annum/pro rata

Interview date: Monday 28th October 2019

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved.

With strong leadership the day to day experience for our teams is a great one, staff are valued, excellent quality care is provided and the passion for continuous improvement is high.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment; our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families. Our excellent benefits package includes onsite childcare facilities, various salary sacrifice schemes and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Flexible working opportunities within the Trust are on the rise, giving employees flexibility on where, when and the hours they work. Timewise Power 50 awards celebrate the achievements of senior business leaders who work part-time, at Medway NHS Foundation Trust we are proud that one of our very own consultant anaesthetists was recognised as Power Part-Timers 2019.

We are recruiting for a Senior Sister / Senior Midwife who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best of People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Medway Maternity Services support approximately 5,000 women and babies per annum. We are a forward thinking and motivated team who endeavour to provide a high quality of care to our women, their babies and their families. We have achieved and sustained Baby Friendly Initiative Stage 2 and are now working to achieve level three. We are proud to have recently been awarded the RCM ‘Maternity service of the year’ award (2019) and continually strive to improve the quality of care that we provide.

We are looking for a dynamic midwife with up to date knowledge, skills and experience to lead our postnatal ward. The successful post holder will provide effective clinical and managerial leadership to the maternity team and act as a professional role model. They will be motivated and organised, with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), and be able to thrive in partnership with a multidisciplinary team.

The successful post holder will show innovation in their approach to providing the best of care, keeping women and their families at the centre of all that we do through continual service evaluation and development. They will demonstrate the ability to promote positive team working while supporting and leading a team.

The Senior Sister / Senior Midwife will be expected to largely work weekday / daytime hours but will be required to participate in a rota of late shifts, weekends and on calls in order to maintain a visible and supportive senior presence in the maternity department.

All of our learning programmes will support and encourage all members to be able to apply their learning immediately back into their working life. Our hope is that the education pathways will play a key role in enabling you to challenge the practices of the past and build capability for the future.

Our culture and values are what drives Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when you are completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. We are inspiring and ambitious, respectful and supportive, open and we speak up, we are inclusive and responsible.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today. 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Michelle Keeler - Interim Matron for Maternity

[Click here to apply] ext 5852




This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

Please note any correspondence following the application will be sent via trac.jobs and/or the Trust's Resourcing Team.

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity for everyone and will guarantee an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of vulnerable adults and children.

Medway Maritime Hospital is a smoke free site. Smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and a better place for our patients to be treated

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