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Sister/Charge Nurse - Children's

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Are you a passionate, dedicated experienced paediatric nurse looking for a new adventure? Do you want to be part of our growing team at an exciting time? We are recruiting a junior sister to join our dynamic and forward-thinking team at Bradford Royal Infirmary for a 12 month fixed term post.

Main duties of the job

  • Assists the Senior Sisters / Charge Nurses in the organisation and control of all patient care and treatment maintaining high standards of care.
  • Develops leadership skills both professional and managerial.
  • Assists in ensuring effective communication with all levels of staff and the whole multidisciplinary team.
  • Assists in assessing the overall resource requirements for the Unit.
  • Assists in implementing and maintaining all policies and ensures staff compliance.
  • Assists in Unit staff training, ensuring competence is achieved in all aspects of Paediatric Nursing.
  • Assists in staff training and awareness, implementation, maintenance and effectiveness of Safe Guarding Children policy, procedure and training.
  • Assists in staff training and awareness, effectiveness and implementation of the Common Assessment Framework.
  • Initiates and develops new ideas for the improvement of services to patients in consultation with the Unit Senor Staff.
  • Assists in producing staff rotas, creating shift patterns which meet the care needs of the patients for a 24 hour period.
  • Assists in considering skill mix to develop a workforce capable of meeting patient needs.
  • Assists, investigates and reports on complaints from patients/relatives/carers and staff and reports to Unit Senior Staff.
  • Investigates and reports accidents and untoward occurrences and reports to Senior staff.ion.

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Childrens Services is currently going through a transformational change with the merging of nursing teams across the Paediatric Emergency Department and the Children and Young Peoples Unit.

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to work across all areas.

Childrens Emergency Department (ED)

Childrens ED is a busy department who currently see large volumes of children every year in an area specifically dedicated to children. Children who are attending with urgent care complaints are streamed straight to this area.

Childrens Clinical Decision Area (CCDA) and Short Stay

The Childrens Decision Area sees children referred from GPs, children with direct access and children sent from ED requiring a further assessment. The short stay area is for children who require a prolonged period of observation but who are unlikely to need a full admission to hospital, this could include fluid challenges, spacing of inhalers and review by other specialities.

Ward 30 (Childrens Inpatient Unit)

Ward 30 is a Childrens Inpatient Unit that was purpose built in 2016. The unit includes 35 inpatient beds and a two-bedded stabilisation area. The ward has an adolescent room, school room, play room, and an accessible bathroom. Each bed space also has state of the art bedside monitoring.

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Post registration experience nursing children & young people
  • Experience of working in a multicultural work place with a diverse client group.
  • Experience of working within an MDT and providing advocacy for colleagues and patients
  • Experienced communicator / listener
  • Experience of supporting junior colleagues


  • Experience of leading a small team



  • Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills
  • Competency in IV Skills
  • Ability to coordinate the day to day running of a busy Children's & Young Persons Unit when called upon
  • Ability to utilise research and accepted best practice in order to enhance clinical practice
  • Skilled at diplomatically challenging unsatisfactory practice with the aim of achieving a positive outcome for all


  • IT skills



  • Clinical credibility in the paediatric arena
  • Good leadership skills or a desire to develop skills further


  • Change management skills



  • RSCN/RN (Child)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification e.g., ENB (998) /SLIP or equivalent*
  • European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) or equivalent*

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals



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