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Senior Staff Nurse (Children's Day Care)

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, professional and motivated Band 6 nurse to join our team.

You will be responsible for the daily management of the ward/department, in the absence of the Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Matron.

Main duties of the job

  • 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 children's 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.

  • About us

    Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Clinical Responsibilities

    Act as a clinical leader and role model for the nursing team, setting standards and expectations of quality of care and developing techniques to ensure a client orientated service.

    Carry out planned care for a group of children without direct supervision.

    Ensure the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based, individualised patient care.

    Supervise programmes of care given by junior staff and students.

    Ensure the legibility and accuracy of documentation, in such a manner that enables the information to be effectively handed over to other staff.

    Have responsibility for the correct administration and custody of medicines according to local and Trust policy.

    Ensure registered nurses monitor childrens progress, work towards safe and timely discharge plans and ensure barriers to discharge are identified and acted on appropriately.

    Deal with concerns raised by children and families in a proactive manner and take remedial action as necessary, as per Trust policy, informing the Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Modern Matron.

    To maintain accurate records and prepare accurate statements concerning accidents, clinical incidents and complaints, as required by the Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Modern Matron.

    Work with the Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Matron to ensure adherence to all official recommendations, guidelines and regulations relating to child protection.

    Identify and refer children in need/at risk as per Child Protection guidelines and procedures.

    Maintain competency in advanced resuscitation skills by successful completion of a recognised course (PILS/APLS).

    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
    • Significant post registration experience at band 5 or above.
    • Interest & experience in teaching.
    • Acute Children's ward experience.


    • Significant 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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