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Sister/Charge Nurse

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen on the Oncology/Hematology Unit (Ward 3B) at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Hospital.

We are looking to employ a motivated band 6 Sister/Charge Nurses, who are keen to join our Multidisciplinary team delivering high class care for children and young people affected by cancer and Hematology conditions.

3B covers both Day Care and inpatient activity. This post will have a focus on the day care unit with support to the inpatient ward when required.

Applicants should have experience and have the appropriate qualifications in caring for children and young people with cancer and other hematological conditions.

The successful applicant will be supported through a structured development approach.

If you are enthusiastic, organised, enjoy a challenge, who is keen to be part of a friendly, dynamic and forward thinking team, working in a fast paced environment, we could welcome your application.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide leadership support to the unit and act as ward manager in their absence.
  • Achieve a high standard of nursing care. Demonstrate through practice the desired role model to guide all grades of nursing staff.
  • Promote an environment suitable for the care of children.
  • Promote evidence based nursing practice.
  • Contribute to the provision of an efficiently managed department by ensuring the needs of patients, staff and visitors are met.

About us

Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. Were also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

You can expect a warm welcome at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, our staff are friendly and welcoming.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment of care needs and develop, implementation and evaluate family centred programmes of care in the ward and or clinic environment
  • Develop a clinical expertise in all aspects of care within area of work, be competent in the administration of intravenous and peripheral chemotherapy.
  • Ensures that all planned care is evidence based/best practice
  • Monitor and develop standards of nursing care within the Clinical Governance Framework
  • Ensure that Trust policies and procedures are understood and adhered to, providing guidelines for junior staff whenever necessary
  • Demonstrates professional accountability underpinned by the rules of the NMC, ensuring that these are applied consistently
  • Provides effective communication to ensure a cohesive team approach to family centred areas
  • Provide all grades of staff with the opportunity to generate new ideas for the improvement of the services provided
  • Continuously develop clinical role in order to ensure that effective care is delivered within the specialised areas of work, as determined by the profile of the ward.

  • Demonstrates the ability to act up for the Ward Manager in their absence
  • Counsel, appraise and give guidance and support as required
  • Ensure that Trust Management policies and procedures are understood and followed
  • Take responsibility for specific areas of operational management.

  • Participate in pre and post registration training programmes and ensures a good learning environment within area of work
  • Update personal knowledge by attending and participating in seminars and In Service Training sessions to maintain skills and satisfy personal development record
  • Participate in staff development and performance review systems


Promote evidence practice by:-
  • Disseminating relevant research findings to staff
  • Encouraging and acting as a resource person for staff who are interested in undertaking research projects
  • Advising and assisting with writing evidence based nursing standards, procedures and policies

  • Assist in setting, maintaining and monitoring standards of care
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate the introduction of Quality Assurance initiatives in line with Clinical Governance
  • Maintain a healthy, safe and productive work environment assisting in risk assessments and developing action plans.

  • Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees.

Person Specification



  • Oncology/Haematology experience essential as RSCN or equivalent at Band 5


  • Limited experience in oncology/haematology



  • IV and chemotherapy competent and willingness to undertake peripheral chemotherapy competencies


  • Phlebotomy trained

Leadership and Management


  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills


  • Previous ward management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder hey NHS foundation trust

Eaton Road


L12 2AP

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