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Matron-Labour Ward & Maternal Assessment Unit

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 15 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Labour ward Matron – Princess Royal site

We are looking for a leader with drive, passion and enthusiasm.

We are increasing our Matron presence on the Labour ward at PRUH as part of our transformation plans of our maternity service. This will ensure the provision of 7 day a week 12 hour shift senior midwifery presence on our labour ward and MAU services and that all our users experience the high standards of care we expect.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity and we are looking to recruit some enthusiastic and experienced midwives with exceptional leadership and change skills to join our senior maternity team.
As a dynamic leader you will be required to support and develop the team whilst acting as a clinical expert and resource for the multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals. You will work closely with the Director of Midwifery, the Lead midwives across the Division, Clinical Leads and team leaders to develop, implement and monitor safe, effective and high quality seamless care, assured through robust systems and processes. You will be responsible for managing and supporting highly motivated and dedicated teams across the in-patient pathway within maternity

We are a friendly and supportive team, and can offer a range of professional and personal development opportunities.

If you have credibility, visibility and relevant experience we would welcome your application.

For further details / informal visits, please contact;

Shirley Peterson – Deputy Head of Midwifery

Tel no:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Email – ( Email address removed )

Closing date: 21 October 2016


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At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

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Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly.

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