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Paediatric (Acute) Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
14 Mar 2024
Paediatric (Acute) Junior Sister/Charge Nurse (Band 6)

Rainbow Children's Unit

OPEN DAY - Saturday 16th March 2024 10am - 2pm

Location: Oasis Caf at Croydon University Hospital

Croydon Health Services offers a truly integrated approach to paediatric nursing across our acute and community services. Supporting seamless pathways for children and young people between the hospital and their home for children requiring short-term admissions to those with long-term health needs.

Do you want to be part of our growing team at an exciting time? We have vacancies and development opportunities to join our fantastic teams on Rainbow Children's Unit at CUH and in the community as part of the Children's Community Nursing Team and the Paediatric Neurodisability Nursing Team. Supported by specialist services you will have the opportunity to develop your nursing career across a variety of fields in our acute or community services.

The open day offers a great opportunity for you to meet with some of our nurses and learn more about working in Croydon. We can help you to explore the job opportunities we have and discuss how we can support you in your career.

There will also be an option for you to interview on the day and carry out numeracy and literacy assessments.

Main duties of the job

You will work across the new paediatric integrated unit, which opened in May 2022. We have created a purpose built, state of the art unit for children's services. Our patients and staff alike have designed it. This unit includes a Critical Care Unit, The Inpatient Ward, Short Stay Unit, Day Surgery Unit, Ambulatory and Oncology. We provide services for a diverse population in Croydon working closely with teams specialising in Asthma, Diabetes, Sickle cell, Epilepsy, Oncology and Neurodisability. Our day surgery unit provides care to children undergoing orthopaedics, dental, ENT and general surgery. There is never a better time to join Team Croydon and be a big part of our journey together!

We run regular teaching and simulation sessions, team forums and staff meetings. We offer bespoke paediatric study days including a paediatric preceptorship programme and weekly bite size teaching. We have a fully equipped clinical skills centre.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • RSCN/RN Child
  • Mentorship Course


Desirable

  • Additional study at Degree level or working towards it
  • Leadership course/ development programme


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years at Band 5 with S/N experience of working in a District General Hospital
  • Experience of teaching and supporting learners/ new staff


Desirable

  • Other paediatric experience as a team leader


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Team leader/ player demonstrating effective communication advocacy and organisational skills
  • Clinical decision making skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • IV additives/CVAD's


Desirable

  • Advanced life support course
  • Phlebotomy and other expanded roles


Knowledge and Understanding

Essential

  • Can discuss in depth: Current clinical and managerial trends and issues in Paediatric nursing Child Protection Clinical Governance Evidence of continued professional development


Desirable

  • Evidence of self directed learning
  • Knowledge of Clinical Supervision and Clinical Bench Marking


Others

Essential

  • Confident flexible
  • Decision taker and uses own initiative


Desirable

  • Outgoing and positive ability to inspire


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Croydon Health Services

Croydon

CR7 7YE

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