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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Paediatrics

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Children's Services

Division: Planned Care

Care Group: Women's & Children's Service

Band: 6

We are recruiting for an Clinical Sister / Charge Nursewho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Working with us you will enhance on your Nursing skills working within a variety of setting those including a busy Children's Ward that provides HDU care, a 24hr Assessment Unit plus a Day case Surgical area, utilising your skills within these areas will definitely make you 'think outside the box!'

Main duties of the job

Our Children's nursing team is expanding, and is led by our Head of Nursing for Children and Young People, a Trust wide role to ensure children and young people receive high quality care wherever they access our services across the organisation.

You will be supported by Clinical Nurse Educator and Governance managers, together with a friendly multidisciplinary team and a corporate training and development team. We have in house leadership programmes and work with a range of universities to ensure you can progress through academic pathways in order to support your career development.

We are also currently devising a rotation programme for our newly qualified nurses to support them in the first 18 months as a registered nurse.

Our values areBold,Every Person Counts,Sharing and Open andTogether. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

The NHS are striving towards we work flexibly as a workforce, we want to ensure that you can work in a way that is best for us, our patients, and importantly for you. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assesses patients, plans, implements care, provides specialist advice and maintains associated records.

Working autonomously to manage a caseload of patients, acting as a lead assuming responsibility and accountability for assessing, implementing and evaluating care for the designated clinical area.

Ensure that nursing care delivered within the ward / department is compliant with legal, professional and organisational standards.

Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood.

To provide leadership, support and guidance to staff in monitoring the planned delivery and evaluation of individualised care.

Ensure safe and effective care for complex patients requiring advanced clinical skills.

Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in the speciality.

To interpret information and take appropriate action and to lead others to do the same.

Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.

Person Specification



  • RN1/RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • BSc / 1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification / training / experience
  • Mentorship / teaching qualification



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues



  • To include dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill and other challenging situations
  • Proven experience on managing a ward including management of rotas, managing competencies, resources and staff



  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff
  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Manual handling of patients, using lifting aids

Values Based Question


  • How do you demonstrate respect and dignity?

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Foundation Trust

Windmill Road



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