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Paediatric Senior Nurse

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Children's registered nurse to join our team as a Paediatric Senior Nurse for a year's fixed term position.

Renowned for our excellence in Paediatric care the Chelsea & Westminster Children and Young People Directorate forms part of the North West London Paediatric Network and has consistently grown over the past few years. We are equipped with the latest technology providing advanced care for our children and Young People requiring both medical and surgical care.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide leadership and clinical support to paediatric areas including in patient, day care and out patients covering across site at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex Hospital sites.
  • Working as part of a senior nursing team delivering a 24 hour service.
  • The post holder will ensure trust policies and protocols are adhered to, identifying shortfalls and intervening as necessary.
  • The role as senior nurse delivers expert advice and will practice expanded clinical skills working collaboratively with the multi professional team
  • Overall responsibility for admission and discharges, supporting patients through their hospital pathway
  • Acting as the Senior Nurse for professional issues
  • Co-ordinating staffing across Children and Young People directorate

1x WTE role Maternity Leave cover for 1 year

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Operational Management
  • To lead on paediatric site management within agreed policies, protocols and procedures, liaising with the relevant Clinical Site Manager, Senior Manager on Call and Senior Nursing Team where necessary.
  • Assist in the development of new policies to support practice.
  • To co-ordinate the provision of a safe environment for patients, carers and staff in accordance with the trust Health and Safety policy.
  • To take appropriate action relating to complaints, accidents and untoward incidents involving patients, visitors and staff.
  • To act as an effective role model for all staff.
  • Undertake such duties as required to maintain the efficient running of all areas including Children and Young People, in conjunction with the Senior paediatric management team.

Clinical and Professional Issues
  • Provide a clinically credible paediatric nursing service, demonstrating expert knowledge and clinical skills.
  • To be responsible for the assessment of paediatric patients and ensuring utilisation of appropriate resources to meet the needs of the patient, in association with the medical and specialist teams.
  • Provide expert advice on issues related to paediatric nursing care.
  • Respond accordingly to reported and escalated PEWS in line with Trust policy.
  • To provide expert knowledge and support to nursing and medical staff, and have an overarching view and responsibility for all patients and families.

  • To provide calm, supportive and problem solving approach to situations.
  • To be flexible and empathise with difficult situations.
  • Provide support and counselling when necessary.
  • Promote and display the trust values.

Teaching and Supervision
  • Assist with the development and delivery of training programmes for nursing and medical staff as required.
  • To support and supervise staff with nursing skills, those undertaking intravenous drug administration and cannulation through supervision.
  • To update own skills and knowledge as required by maintaining NMC registration.
  • Assist in the development of research based practice.
  • Assist with simulation teaching and training within the department.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education and Experience


  • Degree or Diploma plus experience to degree level equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing, continuing professional development within pediatric care linked to demonstrable clinical competences


  • Possession of a relevant first degree and willingness to undertake or be undertaking an MSc in Advance Nursing Practice including Anatomy & Physiology, Assessment of the present Child, and Non-medical prescribing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham Road


SW10 9NH

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