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Junior Sister Nurse Band 6

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready for the next step in your career? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as a Junior Sisterin our expanding Emergency Department at King George Hospital where you will work with the Matrons and other senior staff members to drive the service forward.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop new skills, gain further knowledge and experience. Our Emergency Department Service is extremely busy, offering our staff exceptional opportunities for learning and development.

You will be exposed to caring for different groups of patients in Majors, Minors and Resus. High quality patient care is at the heart of our work and you will be joining a growing and motivated team who are passionate about raising standards.

You should hold or be working towards the A & E course or equivalent and be experienced in all aspects of emergency care.

Main duties of the job

Through evidence of good practice, promotes and assists the delivery of a high standard of care and quality of service delivery, with due recognition for economy

Assesses, plans and ensures the safe discharge of patients from the A & E department, where necessary working in collaboration with the A & E discharge team, initiating care packages provided by other professions and agencies as dictated by patient need.

To act at all times in accordance with NMC & Trust policies, protocols and guides for good practice within own scope of professional practice and the Emergency Services Philosophy of Care.

Observe confidentiality of all information - verbal and written.

Be prepared to act as shift leader in the Accident & Emergency department in the absence of a Charge Nurse

Ensures that a high standard of cleanliness is maintained within the department

Have a flexible attitude towards working practises and undertake any other duties as considered necessary in the course of taking responsibility for the patient or service delivery

Demonstrate a commitment to achieving service objectives, ensuring throughput of patients in a timely fashion with regard to targets

Actively participate in the mentorship and supervision of junior staff

Participate in the organisation of and support the overall nurse in charge in the pursuit of a smooth running of the department.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application, please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Tosin Aragbaiye, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5934. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB 199 / N03 in A& E Nursing or equivalent
  • ENB 998 in teaching and assessing or equivalent


  • Diploma/Degree in health related studies or management

Skills/ Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills with patients and their carers.
  • Ability to assess, plan and manage care for individual patients


  • Ability to facilitate learning and provide clinical supervision for others

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Current knowledge of nursing and specifically emergency care issues

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


King George Hospital

Barley Lane



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