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Paediatric ED Senior Sister

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024

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An opportunity now exists for current band 6 or 7 paediatric staff nurses with extensive experience to extend their leadership skills in a Children's ED environment working alongside a varied nursing workforce, Paediatric Emergency Consultants, ENP's and GP's.

The successful candidates would be working alongside four other paediatric band 7's, two of which are primarily responsible for the management of the nursing workforce and department.

These posts are band 7's aimed at providing senior experience within the nursing establishment to cover the seven day period and LD/Nights shift patterns, leading shifts and managing patient pathways improving clinical care and patient experience. Applicants must like a challenge, respond well to the demands of a busy department, have good communication skills and enjoy working at a fast pace in a multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder has shared 24 hour responsibility for the Children's Accident and Emergency Department.

Act as an expert clinical practitioner and role model within all areas of children's emergency nursing

The development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, and the setting of standards of care of the children and their family / carers.

This responsibility includes liaising with the multidisciplinary team and providing leadership to nursing colleagues.

Take responsibility in managing and closing down clinical incidences for the department

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder has shared 24-hour responsibility for the Childrens Accident and Emergency Department.

    Act as an expert clinical practitioner and role model within all areas of childrens emergency nursing

    The development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, and the setting of standards of care of the children and their family / carers.

    This responsibility includes liaising with the multidisciplinary team and providing leadership to nursing colleagues.

    The post holder is also expected to manage the deployment and supervision of staff, participate in the selection and performance review of nursing staff and teach both student and qualified nurses.

    Take responsibility in managing and closing down clinical incidences for the department.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training

    Essential

    • RN Child / RSCN
    • Specialist A& E module at degree level or equivalent.
    • Studying to degree level in Nursing
    • Evidence of competency in a range of expanded roles (wound closure, PGD, POP,
    • Act as mentor & sign off mentor


    Desirable

    • Degree
    • Able to cannulate & venepuncture.
    • APLS Provider


    Experience

    Essential

    • Significant experience since qualifying.
    • Significant experience of working with children in an Emergency department within the last 2 years.
    • Ability to document legibly and Precisely
    • Previous management & leadership experience.


    Desirable

    • Experience in Research / clinical trials.
    • Experience in working autonomously.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    University Hospital Lewisham

    Lewisham High Stree

    London

    SE13 6LH

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    197-RF5041-A

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