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Band 6 Registered Children's Nurse - Tropical Lagoon

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Our Children's team provide acute care across a range of clinical specialties including but not limited to: oncology, haematology, respiratory, diabetes, endocrine, neurology and day surgery. We also provide a children's community nursing team.At QH we have 30 acute inpatient beds on Tropical Lagoon which includes 4 HDU level 2 beds. We have a children's complex discharge co-ordinator to support the most effective flow across our children's and neonatal areas and community services, also working with our tertiary hospitals to facilitate repatriating children back to QH and therefore closer to home. We have practice educators across all of children's services to provide education to all our staff in the clinical and classroom setting.Our Children's and Young People's Assessment Unit (CYPAU) at QH is located next to Children's Emergency Department. It is a 9 bedded 24hr facility used for the assessment and treatment of children who require urgent medical care..Tropical Bay is our day unit where we provide our oncology and Haematology services alongside our elective day care procedures.We have a 32-cot level 2 NICU, with a transitional care team working closely with our maternity colleagues enabling mums and babies to stay together and we have our community neonatal team who facilitate discharge home and continue to support at home.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a role model and provide leadership in the clinical area and will be responsible for overseeing assessment of care needs of patients, planning programmes of care, implementation and evaluation of these programmes without direct supervision. Responsible in education and supervision of staff as coordinated with the Children's PDN. To demonstrate advanced clinical specialist skills in order to provide the highest standard of individualised evidence based patient centred care while supervising the work of others. To expect to take charge on each shift and to supervise and co-ordinate other staffs as appropriate develops self and others professionally.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair, Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive we provide care for the residents of three 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.

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

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and this will be one of the many benefits of our closer collaboration with Barts Health. Working with them and with all our partners across north east London, we will find a sustainable solution to enhance patient care.

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 Nadeem Arif, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5938. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • RSCN, RN (Child Branch)
  • Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor.


  • Leadership/Quality Improvement
  • Evidence of professional development - e.g HDU course.



  • EPALS certified.



  • Experienced as Senior Band 5 Nurse - has experienced of taking charge on shift of the ward.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Tropical Lagoon



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