Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatric Observation Bay

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatric Observation Bay

Full time

Paediatric Observation ward is an 8 bedded acute paediatric unit caring for children, young people and their families aged 0-16years, requiring a period of treatment/observation prior to admission or discharge. Referrals are received from Paediatric ED, community midwives or GP referrals.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic Band 6 Paediatric Senior Staff nurses to join our team. This is an exciting time to join our paediatric team as we continue to shape and develop our vision for the care being offered to the children and young people in our community. We are able to offer exciting development opportunities including various leadership programs to enable you to develop your management /leadership knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 on our Paediatric Observation Ward you will be responsible for the clinical care of the children and young people, you will act as Shift Co-Ordinator working closely with our colleagues in ED, ambulatory care and our Paediatric wards to enable flow through the departments. You will be responsible for assisting with the development of our junior team members, guiding your teams with quality Improvement projects and helping to maintain high standards of care and delivery to the ward and it's patients.

About us

Please also demonstrate how your experiences to date have enhanced your ability to provide compassionate care which reflects our Trust values - Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful and Excellent.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Band 6 Senior staff Nurse (Nurse In Charge/ Co-ordinator) your role will include managing a fast paced nurse led short saty, observation ward. The role includes overseeing the 8 bedded unit, taking a multidisciplinary approach for the best outcomes for our patients and their families. As Band 6 you will take on the role as co-ordinator where you must lead the shift, oversee patient care, junior staff and manage flow through the department. The co-ordinator must use their oversight and experience to lead a team effectively in providing best practice with support from the education team and the ward managers. A band 6 staff nurse must also be willing to participate in bringing about a inclusive and positive culture through modelling excellent behaviour and aspirational standards of work. We are looking for senior staff nurses motivated to provide the best care through implementation of quality improvement projects.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Children
  • ENB 998/ Slice, C& G 730 or equivalent
  • Evidence of Leadership, management and speciality development


  • APLS, advanced life support skills
  • HDU experience
  • Venepunture



  • Must have recent clinical experience in speciality area.
  • Experience in mentoring/ facilitation/ teaching/ assessing/ coaching.
  • Experience of leadership/ management and speciality development.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

London Road



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