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Senior Staff Nurse Paediatric High Dependency Unit

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

Sherwood Forest Hospital have an exciting opportunity and are looking to recruit a team of Band 6 Senior Staff Nurses to support and embed our Paediatric Critical Care Level 2 Unit.

The unit is a new venture for the trust and the post holders will have the opportunity to not only embed their clinical skills but work in collaboration across the network.

You must be an RSCN or RN Child, qualified nurse with substantial experience of working in a Paediatric Critical Care environment. You must hold a recognised Critical Care qualification and the Mentor and Assessors qualification.

The post holders will support the Band 7 Lead Nurse and fellow Band 6 Senior Nurses within the team and offer band 5 nursing support and training across ward 25.

The ideal candidates must have proven clinical leadership and management skills, and be able to demonstrate they will be an effective role model within the ward / unit environment. The ideal candidates must have experience of multidisciplinary working and will demonstrate excellent communication skills.

If you feel you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please do not hesitate to contact either Rhian Cope Matron for CYP on 07813567440 or Rachael Giles Deputy Head of Nursing for Women's and Children on 07881004231 for further information or to arrange a visit.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification



  • Ability to communicate in a highly sensitive manner.
  • Provide confidential information concerning patients/clients requiring empathy, persuasion, and reassurance.
  • Skills for assessing and interpreting complex needs of patients/clients.
  • Caring and Compassionate.
  • Enthusiastic and well-motivated.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise, and evaluate patient care.
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans.
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment.
  • Able to undertake patient / non patient handling manoeuvres.


  • Audit or research within the clinical area.
  • Providing staff with feedback on their individual performance in a strength-based approach.
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others.
  • Demonstrate effective resource management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to NHS policies.
  • Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team.



  • BSC/ 1st Degree in Paediatric Nursing or equivalent qualifications/ training and experience.
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses
  • NMC registered
  • QIS PCCU / High Dependency Course in Paediatrics
  • Suitable teaching qualification / Mentoring Course.


  • Leadership qualification
  • Mentor and Assessor

Further Training


  • Mandatory training and updates.
  • Relevant post basic study e.g. specialist pathway.
  • Evidence of moving and handling training.


  • Attendance at conferences / study days.
  • QISR
  • Leadership Courses



  • Significant post registration experience, including experience within Paediatric HDU / ITU setting.
  • Significant experience at band 5.
  • Supervision of non-registered staff, pre-registration and post basic students.
  • Evidence of ability to mentor.
  • Ability to have awareness of how to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively.
  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates clinical care of patients/clients gives specialist advice to patients/clients/carers.


  • Research training / experience.
  • Recent or current experience within the paediatric ITU/ HDU.
  • Demonstrate an involvement in link nurse, or project work.
  • Evidence of formal teaching experience.
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team, prioritise workload of self and others, and effective time management skills.
  • Successful implementation and management of a nursing change process.
  • Understanding of the role of advocacy.

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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