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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse - Paediatrics. 12 month Development Post

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for band 6 sister/charge nurse for a 12 month development/secondment post.

The successful candidates will have clinical credibility, excellent communication and organisational skills and a positive approach to change. They will assist the Ward Managers in the running of our Children's Unit which consists of a 33 bedded inpatient ward, an Oncology and Haematology Unit, a Children's Assessment Unit, Two Children's Outpatient Departments, a Children's Medical Day Unit and Paediatric Day Surgery service.

The right individuals will have a passion for service improvement and innovation for Paediatric care within the Trust. They will help assist and guide the team though positive change as we embark on our current and future journey.

Main duties of the job

  • To function as a clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area.
  • To deliver direct patient care whilst co-ordinating and overseeing nursing practice
  • To be responsible for ensuring the delivery of clinical activities duringtheir span of duty.
  • To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resourcesto deliver optimum quality care to their client group.
  • To deputise for the ward/ department manager in his / her absence,driving forward evidence based practice and taking responsibility forthe supervision of staff.

About us

As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most - our patients and their families.

If you are committed to providing high quality care to children and their families in a friendly and helpful environment, you have the passion to join our senior team, and meet the personal specification we would love to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification

Professional/Technical Qualifications


  • RSCN/RN Child branch
  • Teaching and Assessing courses ENB 998 or equivalent


  • Practical Oncology Course
  • HDU Relevant course
  • EPLS

Experience and Knowledge


  • High level clinical skills and knowledge
  • Evidence of successfully co-ordinating, managing and leading the team on a day to day basis
  • Teaching ability
  • Evidence in undertaking preceptor / mentorship role.


  • Involvement in Nursing audit and Research.
  • An awareness and understanding of policy and practice relevant to speciality.

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital




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