Staff Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Fast forward your career at Imperial. With five world-renowned hospitals, we are full of opportunity for healthcare professionals who are moving to paediatrics or looking for progression to develop new skills. Get involved in quality improvement and collaborate with leading paediatric teams.

Join our dynamic and friendly nursing teams on our 25 bedded dynamic unit: Great Western ward. You'll build up your confidence and experience as you support in the care for patients that range from neonates to adulthood. Great western ward looks after a wide range of patients being admitted from the emergency department as well as paediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care units at St Mary's and Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea hospitals. You'll be able to develop your clinical skills to look after these acute admissions ranging from the complex needs patient to the acute trauma admission.

Our teams have excellent inter-professional working relationships with services for children including critical care, emergency department, community nursing teams and the ambulatory care unit.

Undertake a career pathway of training and education that is individually developed for you and supported by our clinical nurse educators who often work alongside you on the ward. There are many opportunities for development such as: leadership programmes, diabetes specialist course and PILS amongst many others.

Main duties of the job

  • To work alongside the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in the management of children and families with general paediatric conditions.
  • Provide high quality and evidence based after-care and ensure patients and family are well supported prior to discharge.
  • Support management of ward and ensure the unit is run in line with national safety guidelines.
  • The post holder will support junior members of the team and student nurses to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care and provide support as needed.
  • To offer an individual service and psychological support to patients and their families respecting their diverse backgrounds.
  • Provide specialist nursing advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/clients and relatives/carers without supervision in collaboration with the MDT.
  • To work across hospital where this is indicated and as the needs of the service change.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • RSCN/RN (child)


  • Level 3 safeguarding



  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of caring for sick patients in a variety of settings - this could be as a student


  • 6 months post registration experience in a ward environment
  • Experience caring for general paediatric child
  • Experience of change management - positive change agent
  • Experience working with newly qualified nurses and students

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Ability to manage own patient workload
  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Ability to demonstrate application of the NHS Plan to own
  • Competent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations.
  • Basic IT skills


  • Ability to take charge of a ward or part of a ward, delegate and supervise junior staff
  • Leadership skills
  • Competency in cannulation/ venepuncture

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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