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Medway NHS Foundation Trust
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Medway Maritime Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum/pro rata
27/08/2019 23:59

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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Gastroenterology

Band 6



Are you looking to develop your skills within a fast paced and rewarding team? Keats ward are looking to recruit enthusiastic nurses seeking to develop their knowledge and skills within the gastroenterology speciality.

Keats ward is a 26 bedded male gastroenterology ward welcoming nurses of all ages and backgrounds to work as part of a dynamic and developing team. The ward will enable you to develop your skills within the speciality and encourage you to expand your knowledge by attending training days and putting skills into practice.

Keats ward will give you the chance to take on a link nurse role and encourages opportunities to do shadowing days in other relevant departments. We enable all of our nurses to obtain their competencies for IV’s, PICC lines, NG tubes, PEG tubes and much more and are prepared to invest in you regardless of previous experience.

Keats ward work closely with three other wards as part of a specialist medicine programme and are committed to delivering the best of care to all of our patients to enable excellent patient experience. Patients are admitted to the ward from ED and other specialities, some of our common complaints include upper GI bleeds, complications from liver disease, alcohol withdrawal, diseases affecting the digestive system and many general medical illnesses.

Our staff say: “Keats has taught me so much and it is a great place to work. I’ve enjoyed my job and it has allowed me to develop whilst feeling like part of a family.”

On Keats ward we work very closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team including doctors, physiotherapists, discharge team and many more to enable the patient journeys to be as pleasant as possible whilst in hospital.

If you are up for a challenge and enjoy making a difference apply today.


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; we also offer an excellent benefits package which 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. 

As an employee at Medway NHS Foundation Trust you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best through our ‘You Are The Difference’ programme. Our departments across the Trust will give you the opportunity to utilise and enhance your talents to assist us in the development of shaping the future of Medway NHS Foundation Trust

We are recruiting for a Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best 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.

The successful post holder will be expected to ensure that patients’ receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

As a Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse you will ensure that you carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high qualities, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Megan Lofthouse

01634 830000 Ext 3586