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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse Band 7

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Children's Nurse to work within our Children's ED.

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed, and hardworking individuals to join our Children's ED team.

You must be able to work well under pressure and have a willingness to learn and develop your own skills. If this is you, we would be delighted to hear from you.

You will be expected to provide the highest standard of evidence based patient centered care.

You will have a passion for education training and development of staff which ultimately impact on the patients.

Most importantly, you will share our PRIDE values and our desire to continue to improve. Our busy Children's Emergency Departments cover two sites - Queens Hospital in Romford and King George's Hospital in Goodmayes. We deliver a comprehensive range of general Paediatric and Surgical Services to our local communities.

These are amongst the busiest Children's EDs in the country and we are always looking to build our team to provide the best service possible. Our CED team is constantly expanding, to support this you will be learning and developing your knowledge whilst ensuring your skills are kept fully up to date.

We know it takes happy motivated staff to be produce patient satisfaction, so we're making our hospitals a great place to work. It's about living in our values: Passion, Responsibility, Innovation, Drive and Empowerment.

Main duties of the job

  • To Support the Matron(s), Senior ED nurses and the wider ED team to ensure high quality patient focused care is delivered within the service to children and families.
  • To take responsibility for managing a team of nurses in the initiation, delivery and immediate care needs of a group of patients within the children's emergency department.
  • To deliver a high standard of care to children with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems.
  • To assist in the development and growth of the Emergency Department
  • To develop self and others professionally
  • To provide and report upon Quality Assurance measures

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 Children's Nurse (RSCN)
  • Post graduate course in teaching and assessing or equivalent
  • APLS / EPALS provider course


  • Post graduate course in Children's Emergency Nursing or equivalent

Skills/ Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills with patients and their carers.
  • Recognising own limitations and working within Trust & NMC guidelines


  • Ability to facilitate learning and provide clinical

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Substantial Experience working in children's ED


  • Experience of change management in the working environment

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queens Hospital

Rom Valley Way



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