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Senior Staff Nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata plus HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, professional and motivated band 6 children's nurse to join our team. At least 2 years post registration experience is essential for this post.

The ward consists of 16 beds/cots and cares for children with varying medical, surgical, ENT, orthopaedic conditions. We have specialist services for Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell and Diabetes.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality, individualised care to children between the ages of 0-16 years.

To assist the ward sister in leading the nursing team and deputising in their absence.

To monitor standards of care and take appropriate action to maintain and improve.

To act as a mentor, both teaching and supervising student nurses and junior staff nurses.

To respond to the children's and their families concerns and respond accordingly.

To employ effective communication skills with the children and their families and with the MDT.

About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all children, by assessing care needs and developing, implementing and evaluating them without supervision
  • To assist the Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Matron in leading the nursing team and deputise in their absence
  • To monitor standards of nursing care and take appropriate action to maintain and improve them
  • To utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with children, families, the multi-disciplinary team, other departments within the trust and pertinent agencies outside the organisation
  • To respond to childrens and families concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required
  • To act as a mentor, teaching and supervising junior staff including student nurses and health care support workers.

  • Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • RSCN or RN Child
    • PILS provider
    • Functioning at minimum diploma level
    • Mentorship level 5/6 or applied for.
    • High Dependency module or equivalent level of experience.


    • Functioning at degree level.



    • Good written & verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to document legibly and precisely
    • Minimum of 18 months post registration experience at band 5 or above.
    • Interest & experience in teaching.
    • Acute Children's ward experience.


    • 2 YEARS Previous experience of working with children and family.
    • Competent in IV drug administration.
    • Experience in managing the ward on a regular basis.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    University Hospital Lewisham

    Lewisham High Street


    SE13 6LH

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