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Sister/Charge Nurse - Paediatrics

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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We are looking for an experienced children's nurse to work in our Band 6 team on Woodlands ward. You will provide professional, clinical and managerial leadership to nursing staff within the ward alongside a team of Band 6's.

Woodlands ward is a 16 bedded paediatric unit with Clinical assessment area which treats infants, children and adolescents ranging in age from 1 day to 16 years old. We provide services in general paediatrics, ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgery, orthopaedic care and surgery, general surgery, maxillo-facial and dental surgery, and urology.

We are looking for a candidate with strong, professional leadership qualities which are needed at this level, these are critical to the quality of care, staff morale, and the learning environment. The post holder must be an NMC registered children's nurse and have the mentorship in practice qualification or equivalent.

We are looking for a candidate who is a motivated and passionate individual who wants to lead a team to provide exceptional nursing care to a range of children and their families.

Main duties of the job

  • You will provide exceptional nursing care, undertake staff appraisals, attendance management and other operational management and clinical duties.
  • You will work alongside the current Ward Sisters and support the Ward Manager to ensure we maintain the highest standards of care at all times.
  • The successful candidate will in liaison with the Ward Manager and other sisters / charge nurses, be responsible for leading and co-ordinating a dedicated team of nursing and support staff to ensure the highest standards or care for patients on the ward to incorporate the 6 C's.
  • You will contribute to managing the nursing and material resources of the ward in a flexible and cost effective way.
  • The post holder will adhere to NMC Code of Practice at all times and ensure ward compliance with and application of hospital policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Governance systems in the ward/department relating to Risk Management, Health and Safety and Controls Assurance.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Become part of our Band 6 team who promote our Trusts values responsible, passionate and respectful. Woodlands ward is a busy 16 bedded ward with an additional clinical assessment unit for general medical and surgical paediatric patients as well as day admissions.

Please see Job Description for more information

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered
  • Educated to post graduate level/ diploma in nursing or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • To be a registered practice assessor (SLIPS/ENB998)


  • Evidence of post registration education



  • Senior staff nurse -considerable post registration experience in Paediatrics
  • Experience of providing professional, clinical and managerial leadership to nursing staff
  • Ability to deputise in the absence of the ward manager


  • Previous Band 6 experience

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate Distrcit Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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