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JuniorSister/ChargeNurse Riverbank, WRH

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time


CQC rated as GOOD in May 2019.

Are you an experienced childrens nurse looking for part time hours (34.5 hours) and the opportunity to work as part of our friendly, dynamic and innovative multi professional team where your special skills will be recognised?

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Junior Sister to join us on our 35 bedded ward caring for babies, children and young people with a variety of medical and surgical needs.

We are seeking confident, competent, enthusiastic and motivated applicants who wish to deliver the highest standard of holistic care to these children and young people and their families. You must have excellent communication and team working skills, and be innovative in your approach. You should have a wide range of clinical expertise in paediatric nursing as well as experience working within the multidisciplinary team.

In return we encourage new ideas and ways of working within a supportive environment and you will enhance and develop your skills and knowledge in a wide range of clinical areas.

For informal enquires or to arrange an informal visit please contact Rebecca Magan on 01905 760588 alternatively email

Main duties of the job

Using your leadership and clinical experience, you will work with your team as the Nurse in Charge to ensure the maintenance of a high standard of nursing care at all times through the effective management of staff and resources.

You will communicate effectively,be available for advice and support and act as a good role model, as well as liaising with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, co-coordinating all aspects of care in the best interests of the patient and family.

You will act as a mentor, supervising the training of qualified and unqualified staff and assist junior staff to develop clinical and managerial skills.

You will liaise closely with the Ward Manager and Matron recognising and reporting accidents/incidents, development and changes which affect patient care directly and indirectly.

You will take appropriate action to ensure the safety of patients, including the delegation of patient care to nurses with the appropriate level of skill.

You will assist in other Paediatric wards or departments in the Trust if the clinical situation or staffing levels demand.

You will show commitment to sustaining and developing your clinical competence and professional awareness.

This role will require you to work variable hours in order to fulfil the needs of the ward. We are a hardworking and supportive nursing team. We ensure new members of our nursing team receive appropriate training according to their skills and competences. We offer a comprehensive induction programme.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional/Clinical Leadership

Establish and maintain communication with people about routine and daily activities overcoming any differences in communication between the people involved.

To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care in the best interest of the patient and family.

Lead others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice.

To actively lead in team nursing and the development of nursing responsibilities for individual patients. To be responsible for the organisation of nursing care of patients who have been assigned to them.

Assess the health and wellbeing needs of the child whose needs are relatively stable and consistent with others in the caseload.

Plan, deliver and evaluate programmes to address the childs health and wellbeing needs which are relatively stable and consistent with others in the caseload.

To discuss with the senior colleagues the development and changes, both nursing and medical, which affect patients directly and indirectly.

To take appropriate action to ensure the safety of patients, including the delegation of patient care to nurses with the appropriate level of skill at all times. To report any accidents/incidents to the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and/or Matron.

To ensure that nursing procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the policies of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Staff Development

Develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of others.

Supervise the training of qualified and unqualified staff in accordance to their level of competence, and assist junior staff to develop clinical and managerial skills.

To Act as a mentor for junior staff, to participate in teaching for all learners in accordance with their objectives, working closely with the Clinical Facilitators. To provide support and supervision of learner nurses. To participate in teaching programmes.

Maintain a wide knowledge of current practice an issues within the speciality by reading relevant journals and attending study days where appropriate. Promoting the implementation and teaching of research based practice.

To attend mandatory training days.

To organise and provide training programmes in accordance with the identified needs for the department.

Clinical Governance

Promote best practice in health, safety and security.

Contribute to quality improvement.

Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights.

Participate in personal and departmental clinical audit.

To ensure that nursing procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the policies of the Trust.


Promote effective communication with ward/departmental staff and multidisciplinary teams.

To manage effectively the ward/department in the absence of the ward manager/Matron.

To prepare the duty rota for staff within the Ward establishment. To provide an effective and well balanced skill mix to meet the requirements for a 24 hour service and to ensure the presence of a suitably qualified and experienced nurse at all times.

Maintain the custody of controlled drugs according to statutory procedure, ordering replacements, checking and administering all drugs according to the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust policy.

To oversee and ensure adequate ordering and maintaining adequate stocks of supplies and provisions within the Ward/Department under the supervision of the budget holder.

Contribute to the implementation of services.

Plan, allocate, assess and provide feedback to team members.

Maintain and support the efficient use of physical and/or financial resources.

To collect information for and participate in studies to determine patient dependency and quality assurance

To take all measures to ensure safety and report all accidents/incidents to the Matron and to monitor the safe and effective use of all equipment and the economic use of supplies.

Maintain accurate records at all times, ensuring appropriate reporting mechanisms are used.

Be conversant with Trust and other policies, procedures and mechanisms in Place.

To work in accordance with government initiatives to ensure targets set are achieved.

To assist in other Paediatric Wards and/or Departments of the Trust if the clinical situation or staffing levels demand. To help any other Paediatric Department if that Department is unable to remain self-contained because of its own demands.

Maintain good relations and communication with other Departments and multi-disciplinary teams.

To share Paediatric nursing skills with the multi-disciplinary team from other clinical areas.


To maintain a professional attitude at all times developing the role of the nurse in the best interest of the patient and profession in accordance with Nursing & Midwifery Council.

To be aware of personal and professional development. To attend courses and conferences as recommended and approved by the Matron.

To be conversant and comply with the Trust policies and regulations and attend mandatory lectures as instructed.

Participate in research projects where appropriate, report findings within a multidisciplinary framework.

Implement research where appropriate.


To participate in the selection and interviewing of nursing staff within the ward/department.

Participate in devising induction programmes for newly appointed staff.

To assist the Matron in monitoring staff performance.

Participate in staff appraisal and writing of reports.

To assist in the maintenance of day to day discipline within the department.

To inform the Matron of staff failing to meet the required standard of performance, and taking appropriate action where required.

To counsel staff in relation to personnel and professional matters.

Local Ward/Department Variation to Core Job Descriptions

To ensure that the needs of the children are met by providing for normal growth and development physically, psychologically and socially.

To lead the promotion of health and prevention of illness in all areas of childcare.

To assist the Named Nurse for Safeguarding in related issues including raising awareness of child protection.

To take a lead in child protection issues and to act as a child advocate at all times.

To maintain a close liaison and relationship with the Community Nursing Team.

Person Specification



  • Experience at Band 5 within the speciality or related field for minimum of 3 years
  • Shift management experience
  • Ward/Department based teaching


  • Clinical audit activity
  • Risk assessment/reporting
  • Staff appraisals and PDP formation
  • Awareness of sickness absence/monitoring
  • Complaints handling
  • Interview experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of being up to date with current NHS/professional issues
  • Experience and knowledge within the speciality or related field
  • Clinical credibility
  • Evidence of teaching and development skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Awareness of health and safety issues and management of them.
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Fully aware of principles of infection control.
  • Fully aware of the principles of clinical governance and the application of clinical governance.
  • Computer literate as appropriate to the post
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Evidence of child protection issues/procedures
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of family centred care
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity & rights
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge of normal child development and the effects of ill health on the child and family
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the individuals responsibility



  • Registered nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • NMC recognised teaching and assessing qualification


  • EPLS or equivalent
  • Post registration qualification or experience in
  • Paediatric sub-speciality
  • First level degree or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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