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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen on our Children's Gastroenterology Ward for a motivated, committed and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

Ward 7C is a gastro ward within a versatile and dynamic service, providing high quality holistic care with an emphasis on working in partnership with the children and their families. We care for a range of children with gastrointestinal problems including short gut syndrome, Crohn's disease, IBD and other forms of intestinal failure, and also patients requiring Parenteral Nutrition.

Main duties of the job

You will be working closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team such as dietician and clinical nurse specialist to deliver tailored care to this cohort of patients.

We are looking for individuals who are keen to learn and develop new skills, are adaptable and show excellent communication skills. You must be a registered children's nurse, have significant experience looking after common gastroenterological condition and acutely unwell patient sat band 5 level.

You will be supported with access to a number of in house and external courses as part of your personal and professional development and to augment your clinical skills.

The post holder will be required to work within a challenging clinical environment and will be expected to undertake shift work which will include weekends and night shifts.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1.Ensures the process of nursing is developed to meet the individual needs of each patient, providing well documented assessment, care planning and evaluation.2. Responsible for setting, providing and maintaining high standards of clinically effective nursing care at all times.3. Provide leadership and management to the staff team at all times ensuring effective use of human resources on the ward to ensure safe and efficient service delivery4. Ensure that a child and family-centred approach to care is provided in inpatient areas, which takes account of childrens individual medical, psychological, emotional and socialneeds.5. Identifies and receives clinical supervision in line with Trust Policy.6. Responsible for providing clinical support and guidance to peers, junior members of staff/students and other members of the multi disciplinary team and identification ofopportunities for continued professional development and competencies.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • RSCN/RN Child with current registration
  • Preparation for mentorship course or equivalent


  • Educated to degree level or working towards it



  • Experience of working within an acute paediatric setting


  • Gastroenterology experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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