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Junior Sister - Hascombe Ward

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Job Details

The post holder will deliver patient care on a daily basis. They should be expert in all areas of general paediatric nursing care from patient's admission to discharge. They are expected to carry out all relevant forms of care, and is designated to take charge of the ward on a regular basis, in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility.

As nurse in charge they have overall responsibility for day-to-day management of their clinical area and for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures maintaining associated records. They will manage, support and lead a team of paediatric nurses in the delivery of evidence-based family-centred care, which is of a high standard. They will assist the senior sister in the management of staff including appraisal, rotas and the supervision of learners. They will provide advice and support to parents/carers, relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Utilising clinical audit, research, supervision of practice and teaching, they will monitor and improve standards of care by efficient and effective use of resources and liaise with the senior sister at all times. The will provide leadership on the Trusts values and behaviours. They are expected to supervise and to be able to teach all grades of staff, including basic and/or post-basic students.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of patient's care, without supervision and the teaching of other medical, nursing and non-nursing staff. The post holder is designated to take charge and ensure the day to day smooth running of the ward on a regular basis, in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Welcome to Hascombe Ward!

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team, delivering a high standard of care to the children and young people in our community!

If you are already a paediatric registered band 6 sister or charge nurse, or see yourself developing into this role, come and continue your development within our dedicated paediatric nursing team on Hascombe Ward.

Hascombe Ward is a 23 bed general paediatric ward and Paediatric Assessment Unit at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford. We provide care to children of all ages and their families with a wide variety of medical and surgical needs (ENT, Maxillo-facial, Ophthalmology, General surgery, and Orthopaedics).

We are a designated level 2 Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit (POSCU) providing shared care with the Royal Marsden. We work closely with the paediatric ED department, SCBU and childrens out-patient department.

We are proud of our team and the care we give - we want you to join us!

If you would like to visit the ward informally please contact Susan Winney, Hascombe Ward Manager, on 01483 571155 ext 4764 or

Person Specification



  • Registered Paediatric Nurse Part 8 or 15
  • Demonstrates professional updating of knowledge in past one/two years
  • Teaching qualification/ ENB 998/ Mentorship/PA/PS
  • European Paediatric Life Support Course (EPLS) or similar

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience at Band 5 or above within a general paediatric setting
  • Current employment in acute NHS setting
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility / competence
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. iv additives, blood gases and central lines
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in acute NHS setting
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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