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Paediatric Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - A&E

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston upon Thames
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa Inclusive HCAS (15%)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Kingston Hospital is a district general hospital based approximately 12 miles from central London. The hospital supports 350,000 people in the surrounding area including the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge. We have approximately520 beds and directly employ approximately 2,600 staff with another 300 staff employed by contractors but working on behalf of the Trust. We are located on one site in Kingston upon Thames, and provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. We have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused'care, day surgery and maternity services. We are committed to providing quality healthcare services and endeavor to ensure that we offer a wide range of clinical services

Main duties of the job

Do you have a real passion for caring for children in the Emergency Department?

Are you an RSCN/RNCB with a minimum of 2 years' experience in A& E?

If so, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is the place for you! We have vacancies for Paediatric Junior Sisters within our Emergency Department, rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

This is a great time to join our team and make a difference.

We are looking for enthusiastic Band 6 Children's nurses with a passion for child centred care to join our friendly team in ED. The applicant should have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast moving environment. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective care to our service users and safe discharge of patients. You will also get experience in team management.

We have a dedicated Paediatric Emergency Department and a newly built Children's Resuscitation Bay and Urgent Treatment Centre. The Paediatric Emergency Department sees approximately 29,000 children per year.

Our Practice Development Nurse, ED Senior Sister and Paediatric ED Matron will support and encourage you to develop both clinically and managerially and offer a comprehensive induction programme, teaching sessions and in-house training. We run paediatric simulations regularly, led by Consultants in the resus bay in ED. We also have an ED Resus Team who will support you in resus scenarios.

About us

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance. -Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year. -HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring- Safe - Responsible - Value Each Other

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document and person specification which contains more information about the role

Person Specification



  • RN child/ RSCN
  • Mentorship (formally ENB 998) ? PILS



  • Minimum - 2 years post registration experience
  • Recent experience in acute paediatric nursing



  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal
  • Proven ability to organise workload and allocate resources accordingly



  • Awareness of governance & incident reporting
  • Understanding of Child Protection Policy and how to raise concerns

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston Hospital

Kingston upon Thames


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