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Children's ED - Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Children's Emergency Department

The Children's Emergency Department at The John Radcliffe Hospital currently has vacancies for a Children's Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.

We are a friendly team of skilled practitioners, who take pride in the quality of the care we provide in a fast-paced and demanding environment. We know the values of providing excellent care to the most vulnerable patients, at times of high stress for them and their families.

We are looking to recruit nurses who are highly skilled and motivated, who are proactive and are keen to continue developing their career in Emergency Medicine. You will need to be an enthusiastic individual with good communication and leadership skills alongside a passion for delivering compassionate high quality care as part of a large multi-disciplinary team.

We can offer a supportive environment with a strong commitment to professional development and career progression. Previous experience working in an Emergency Department is essential.

Main duties of the job

The overall purpose of this role is to: -

- To act as the shift co-coordinator on a day-to-day basis, providing supervision and support to the multi disciplinary team.

- Develop, manage and monitor the performance of a team of nurses, ensuring that the highest standards of care and safety are achieved and maintained at all times

- Promote effective communication and teamwork at all levels

- Demonstrate clinical leadership skills and evidence of specialist knowledge

- Assist the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse, in management of staff within the Emergency Department including human resource management, clinical governance and risk management.

- Contribute toward the strategic and operational development of the department

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like an informal visit before applying.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Part 1. 8. 12 or 15 of register depending on area of practice) or National certification in area of Practice.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of an ongoing NMC revalidation.
  • Evidence of achievement on a Nursing and Midwifery, (NMC) approved Mentorship qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years acute care registered nurse experience.


  • UK recognised Degree in Nursing relevant to post.
  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice.

Leadership and Management


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team leaders/ward manager/unit co-ordinator.
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective care delivery.
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety.


  • Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints.
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Previous substantive management experience of specific clinical area

Clinical Practice


  • Articulate and knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice.
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. effectively in patient's notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to proactively contribute to the education of learners and non-registered and less experienced staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.


  • Competent to administer intravenous medicines
  • Competent in central venous access management

Values and Behaviours


  • Able to demonstrate the ability to put patients at the heart of what you do and recognising different needs by encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork.
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.
  • Able to proactively support colleagues in the delivery of care commensurate with Trust values and behaviours.

Improving Quality and Practice


  • Understanding of professional and current issues related to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence nursing practice relating to the area of clinical practice, management education and research.
  • Able to identify own learning needs and ensure own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice developments
  • Able to lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge nursing practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved.
  • Previous evidence of leadership within practice and the multi- disciplinary team.


  • Recognition as having abilities for innovation within their sphere of practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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