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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Swindon Wiltshire
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum Pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like the opportunity to work in a unit that inspires the kind of feedback you can read above? Are you a registered Children's Nurse committed to providing the best care possible for children ranging from 0-18years? Would you like the opportunity to work in a busy, friendly acute children's unit that prides itself on the service it provides? The answer to the above questions is YES then the Children's' Unit and Paediatric Assessment Unit at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon is the place for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our team of 14 band 6 ward sisters/charge nurses. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join our friendly and skilled teamWe have a 22 bed unit for all acute paediatric patients including ENT orthopedic and general medicine. We also care for children requiring HDU care and ensure HDU and EPALS training for all qualified staff.

Additionally, our new and exciting Integrated Front Door is due to open in September 2024 creating a new care pathway for children and young people in Swindon.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing safe and effective care to Children without direct Supervision, ensuring the day to day management of the unit meets service needs. The post holder will ensure that all staff management will be completed in a timely way.

Amazing staff and very welcomingNever a day that I didn't want to come inFriendly vibe to the whole wardBrilliant mentors and nursesPerfect placementGreat place to learn and experience what nursing isLots of different opportunities

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post will give you the opportunity to support the band 7 and demonstrate your drive, leadership skills, passion and ability to make a difference. We also have a busy Pediatric Assessment Unit open 24 hours a day taking Gp referral and undertaking diagnostic tests, giving medications and transfusions etc.

The areas are supported by the Ward Manager and please contact Thomas Little on 01793 604976 if you would like an informal visit and/or discuss further.

Please see full Job description and personal specification attached.

Person Specification



  • RCN / Diploma in Child Health or RG
  • FLAP or equivalent


  • Level 3 safeguarding children



  • Post registration clinical experience
  • Competent in all aspects of acute paediatric nursing including HDU
  • Continuing experience of mentorship within a children's unit


  • Management experience.
  • Participation in audit and research

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Able to effectively manage daily operational issues.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice.
  • Ability to develop personal & unit initiatives.
  • Understanding of the concept of clinical supervision.
  • Evidence of effective child protection and safeguarding working


  • Evidence of recent clinical development/best practice and integration theory into practice
  • Evidence based knowledge of wide variety of neonatal / paediatric conditions.
  • Understanding of audit tools to support good practice

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road

Swindon Wiltshire


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