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Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatrics (Dolphin/Lion Ward)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata for part time candidates
Closing date
3 May 2024
Senior Band 6 Staff Nurse - Paediatrics (Dolphin/Lion Ward)

Band 6 staff nurse is to act as a role model in accordance to the trust behaviour framework and values, exhibiting excellence through practice and collaborating on a daily basis with the MDT team for best outcomes for our patient group. The role covers an acute medical pediatric ward treating children from birth to 16 years old. The role includes Oncology, Safeguarding, eating disorders, HDU, orthopaedics, ENT, surgical and other childhood illnesses and accidents. The role includes coordinating, this requires experience being able to lead a shift, managing flow through departments, recognising the deteriorating child and supporting the ward in trust initiatives as well as ward level management of junior staff and quality improvement projects.

Main duties of the job

- Provide a leadership role model and demonstrate specialist knowledge and high standards of clinical practice and provide support where necessary.

- Co-ordinating shifts, managing ward flow and problem solving in a fast paced environment.

- Managing and monitoring workload, patient acuity and ensuring safe standards on a daily basis.

- Supporting junior members of the team, providing excellent leadership, support and guidance through monitoring and planning and evaluation of individualized care, ensuring appraisals are up to date and engaging with staff retention.

- Supporting ward sister in ward level management and trust initiatives.

- You should be a positive team player who has empathy and compassion, that has an ability to work effectively within a MDT team, with the skills to work under pressure, delegate well and interest in promoting a clean, safe, environment for our patients and their families.

- Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all patients and their families, ensuring good communication between health care professionals for the patient's individual needs.

You should include what motivated you to apply for this post.

Please also demonstrate how your experiences to date have enhanced your ability to provide compassionate care which reflects our Trust values - Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful and Excellent.

About us

The City of Reading sits on the River Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as good.

Our values Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Understand the workload targets, which have been set for clinical area, anddemonstrate commitment to their delivery. Ensure that others are alerted to quality issues.Assist in the monitoring and maintenance of the health, safety and security of self and others in work area. Identify and assess risks in work activities, and assist in developing strategies to manage these effectively. Ensure team works within risk management/ occupational health legislation and Trust procedures.Contribute to the implementation of the development of the service. Be aware of new evidence and research in both general and specialist fields. Work creatively to develop practice and new ways of working, taking the lead in the change management process when appropriate.Develop own skills, take responsibility for continuing professional development and performance, maintaining own portfolio in accordance with post-registration requirements. Works to achieve competencies appropriate to the grade. Is able to identify own development needs in relation to current practice and future plans, setting personal development objectives.In the absence of the Ward/Department Manager act as a signatory to authorise staffing requests to be considered by the Agency Control Group.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of Leadership, management and specialty development
  • HDU experience/course



  • Venepuncture/Cannulation

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

London Road



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