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Paediatric Outpatients Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Paediatric Outpatients Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse

Division: Planned Care

Care Group: Women's & Children's Service

Band: 6

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

Interview Date: TBC

We are recruiting for a Paediatric Outpatients Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

Exercises leadership within the department, and supervises and co-ordinates the work of the team in the Magpie Outpatients Department

Takes responsibility for the development of nursing guidelines, practice and protocols within the Magpie Outpatient unit

Ensures that up to date information and resources are available for children and their families in a variety of languages. To ensure that children and their families who require interpreting services have access to these.

Be involved in orientating children and their families to the Magpie Outpatient Department and other departments within the hospital, as needed

Is aware of the spiritual, psychological and emotional needs of the child and their family and endeavours to meet these at all times

Help prepare children and their families for discharge from clinics by addressing any practical, emotional or psychological issues and ensuring that there are clear plans for the future care of the child

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Reports to the Senior Sister with any concerns in relation to patient care, the environment, staffing or any thing that may affect the service as a whole to children and their families

Reports any accidents or incidents involving children, relatives and staff to the Senior Sister. Completes statements and incident form, reporting such incidents via the incident reporting system (Datix)

Reports any concerns to the Senior Sister or Matron, in relation to Safeguarding or child protection. Liases with Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children or other professionals as appropriate

Takes charge of the department and escalates concerns appropriately

Exercises leadership within the department, and supervises and co-ordinates the work of the team in the Magpie Outpatients Department

Responsible for organising and co-ordinating activity and distraction sessions for the children and families within the reception area

Responsible for researching, developing and participating in nurse led clinics for children and their families, utilising the multi professional team as appropriate

Responsible for the provision and maintenance of play facilities and activities within the clinic environment, in conjunction with the Hospital Play Specialist team

To actively encourage and participate in receiving feedback from parents / carers and children, where age appropriate.

Takes responsibility for the development of nursing guidelines, practice and protocols within the Magpie Outpatient Department

For further Responsibilities please read detailed Job Description

Person Specification



  • RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • Degree (health related) or equivalent qualification / training / experience



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Babies, Children and Young People
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice



  • Experience of teaching / assessing / supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Proven experience on managing a ward including management of rotas, managing competencies, resources and staff



  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate with others
  • Must be able to cannulate and take bloods from Babies, Children and Young People (BCYP) from 0 to 18 years old

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a 'can do' attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Hospital

Windmill Road



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