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Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Children's Emergency Department

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive pro rota
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
We have an exciting opportunity for someone looking to step up and enter a seven month secondment to a Sister/Charge Nurse position within our Children's Emergency Departments.

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed, and hardworking individuals to join our Children's ED team. You must be able to work well under pressure and have a willingness to learn and develop your own skills. If this is you, we would be delighted to hear from you. You will be expected to provide the highest standard of evidence based patient centered care. You will have a passion for education training and development of staff which ultimately impact on the patients.

Most importantly, you will share our PRIDE values and our desire to continue to improve. Our busy Children's Emergency Departments cover two sites - Queens Hospital in Romford and King George's Hospital in Goodmayes. We deliver a comprehensive range of general Paediatric and Surgical Services to our local communities. These are amongst the busiest Children's EDs in the country and we are always looking to build our team to provide the best service possible. Our CED team is constantly expanding, to support this you will be learning and developing your knowledge whilst ensuring your skills are kept fully up to date. You will be supported by our Senior Sisters, Matron and members of the wider MDT Team. We know it takes happy motivated staff to be produce patient satisfaction, so we're making our hospitals a great place to work.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert emergency care to children and their families that attend our two children's emergency departments at King George and Queens Hospital. Provide support to the senior sister/charge nurse. Act as nurse in charge of the department when on shift. Support junior staff and participate in management of the team.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Louise Lucy Glavin, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5936. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • oRegistered Nurse Child / RSCN.
  • oLevel 3 Resus trained Paediatric immediate life support (PILS)
  • oExperience working in an Acute Children's Hospital Setting


  • oEPALS/APLS provider

Experience/ Knowledge


  • oCurrent knowledge of emergency nursing and children's emergency care issues.
  • oProven experience of acute paediatrics at band 5.


  • oPrevious experience at Band 6
  • oChildren's Emergency Department experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Across Site

Rom Valley Way



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