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Senior Staff Nurse - Ambulatory Paediatrics - Snow Fox

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Snow Fox Unit Overview:

Snow Fox is a nurse-led ambulatory service dedicated to providing exceptional care to children across a spectrum of medical specialties. Our 15-bedded unit offers care to children with chronic conditions as well as those undergoing routine investigations. We operate a 6 day service, opening long days from Monday to Saturday, and a night service on Monday to Wednesday.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly skilled Band 6 Nurse to join our dynamic team at Snow Fox. As a Band 6 Nurse, you will play a key role in delivering high-quality care to children and their families. We are looking for an individual who can work autonomously and take a leadership role within our nurse-led team.

What We Offer:
  • Extensive professional development opportunities.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • A chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and their families.

If you are a dedicated and passionate nurse looking to join a team that values excellence in care and professional development, we encourage you to apply.

Closing date: 26/11/2023

Interview date: 06/12/2023

Main duties of the job

To be a confident, dynamic children's nurse to assist the ward manager in leading and managing junior members of staff and students. You must be a registered children's nurse with extensive clinical experience within a paediatric setting and must hold a mentorship qualification or equivalent.

To act as a role model by upholding the trust values to provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care to children and families.

To assist in the safe, effective and efficient management of the department within allocated resources.

To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of nurse-led patient care through research and evidence based practice. You will work closely with ward manager and the multidisciplinary team in developing the service we provide through innovative service improvement.

To maintain excellent written and verbal communication skills and to be an active member of the multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for an organised, innovative and resilient individual to work as part of this hard working team.

In return you can expect excellent support and encouragement for personal and professional development.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.Evelina London is celebrating 150 years of looking after children. Our health visiting service has been recognised as innovative, and an award winner. Evelina London was rated outstanding by the CQC and our community services as good.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in the speciality. To interpret information and take appropriate action and to lead others to do the same.
  • Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines
  • Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • To provide leadership, support and guidance to staff in monitoring the planning delivery and evaluation of individualised care.
  • Is accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
  • To be responsible, for maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and other staff within the clinical environment.
  • Promote high quality clinical care, and assist in the development of the specialist service, through the use of evidence based practice and clinical standards
  • To assist the Sister/Charge Nurse in developing a culture that is challenging, stimulating, rewarding and supportive.
  • Assess the need for, plan and implement suitable staff development programmes for nursing staff within clinical area to ensure the effective care of all patients.
  • Assisting with co-ordinating the day-to-day management of the clinical area, delegates duties and care appropriately whilst maintaining overall responsibility.
  • Ensures that staffing and skill mix is maintained, at all times, to a level that does not compromise patient safety.
  • Responsible for the assessment and subsequent ordering of bank and agency staff within the clinical area including being an authorised signatory for temporary staff
  • Deputise for the Sister in times of absence

Further details of Duties and Responsibilities can be found in the attached Job description.

Person Specification

Values & Behaviours


  • Demonstrates application of the trust's values & behaviours



  • Experience in co-ordinating a shift / Nurse -in- charge Experience
  • Previous post registration experience within paediatric setting.
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the services specialties



  • Mentorship/Teaching Qualification


  • Evidence of Leadership course



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues. Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • Good communication skills and conflict resolution experience
  • Focus on service improvement and evidence of improvement project


  • Experience in administration of blood transfusions
  • Experience in cannulation & venepuncture
  • Experience in port access

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Evelina London Children's Hospital



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