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Sister/Charge Nurse - Paediatrics

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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***previous applicants need not apply***

Team ED is looking for Band 6 Children's Nurses to join our us as we move forward into our new Children's Emergency Unit this year. Our Emergency Department is being transformed, and we want children's nurses to join us on this journey. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team assisting in providing high quality paediatric care and excellent patient experience.

We are looking for dynamic, motivated, and dedicated Children's Nurses with a passion for Emergency Care. You will be working with an amazing multidisciplinary team, including youth workers, mental health teams, safeguarding nurses and Paediatric Emergency physicians.

We will support you in developing your clinical skills and competencies with our experienced team of paediatric nurses and clinical practice facilitators, with access to inhouse and University courses. We believe in supporting our staff to grow and develop to fulfil their potential.

Our new Children's Emergency Unit as brand-new concept will include part of the paediatric assessment unit and Urgent Treatment Centre. It is due to open in September 2024 with 16 cubicles and will have its own paediatric resus and two dedicated high dependency cubicles. This will provide unique learning opportunities for the successful candidate. Come and join us on this journey and be here at the beginning to help us as we move forward!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of high quality care to a defined patient group either within the acute hospital or community based setting. They are responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence based individualized patient care within the boundaries of their role. The post holder will contribute to the continuing development of standards of care including developments of nursing standards and monitoring of outcomes. The post holder will be expected to continue with their own professional development.

About us

Our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect - are a golden thread running through everything we do. These values serve as a guiding principle, driving us towards our vision of delivering great joined up services to our local community. Whether at home, in the community, or within the hospital, our goal is to empower individuals to lead independent and healthier lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see full Job description and personal specification attached.

Our Emergency department provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with emergency conditions, serious injuries or illnesses as well as minor injuries. It is a very busy department, with 78,000 patients being treated in the past 12 months. We are looking for experienced Childrens Staff Nurses to join our dynamic and supportive team to further develop our services and provide the highest standards of patient care.

As an Childrens Nurse you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality care to a group of patients within the Pediatric Emergency Department. You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet patients needs, ensuring patient safety and dignity is maintained at all times.

The successful applicant will be required to work in all areas within the department and demonstrate a professional manner, clinical expertise with good communication skills in all aspects of their work. You must be comfortable working in a busy environment juggling the different demands typical of a nursing role like this and must possess the courage to do what is right for our patients.

As committed as you will be to doing the best for your patients, we are just as committed to helping you to get the most out of your role. We will offer you the support, guidance, training and opportunities to develop at whatever stage in your career you are so you can make the best contribution you can.

Our hospital is a highly modern and state of the art building with leading edge technology in Swindon, which is well placed for road and rail links to London, the south coast, the west and north of England.For more information please call Katie Rix on 01793 607490 or email

Person Specification



  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Mentorship Course
  • Current/live registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council
  • Completed University level ED Course
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • NCF Level 1
  • Level 1 Trauma Course
  • Levle 3 Adult/child safeguarding


  • Diploma/Degree qualification
  • Leadership qualification
  • Level 2 Trauma Course
  • Level 2 NCF



  • ED experience
  • Demonstrates sound understanding of personal accountability
  • Ability to priorities workload


  • oTo have an awareness of up-to-date trust projects and issues



  • oExcellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • oLeadership and management skills, calm, reliable and punctual
  • oTeam leader with ability to motivate and organise others.
  • oAbility to use own initiative.
  • oEvidence of managing and improving the patient experience.


  • oAbility to direct junior staff and ensure the smooth running of the department

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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