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Paediatric (Acute) Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Paediatric (Acute) Junior Sister/Charge Nurse (Band 6)

Rainbow Children's Unit

Croydon Health Services offers a truly integrated approach to paediatric nursing across our acute and community services. Supporting seamless pathways for children and young people between the hospital and their home for children requiring short-term admissions to those with long-term health needs.

Do you want to be part of our growing team at an exciting time? We have vacancies and development opportunities to join our fantastic teams on Rainbow Children's Unit at CUH and in the community as part of the Children's Community Nursing Team and the Paediatric Neurodisability Nursing Team. Supported by specialist services you will have the opportunity to develop your nursing career across a variety of fields in our acute or community services.

Main duties of the job

You will work across the new paediatric integrated unit, which opened in May 2022. We have created a purpose built, state of the art unit for children's services. Our patients and staff alike have designed it. This unit includes a Critical Care Unit, The Inpatient Ward, Short Stay Unit, Day Surgery Unit, Ambulatory and Oncology. We provide services for a diverse population in Croydon working closely with teams specialising in Asthma, Diabetes, Sickle cell, Epilepsy, Oncology and Neurodisability. Our day surgery unit provides care to children undergoing orthopaedics, dental, ENT and general surgery. There is never a better time to join Team Croydon and be a big part of our journey together!

We run regular teaching and simulation sessions, team forums and staff meetings. We offer bespoke paediatric study days including a paediatric preceptorship programme and weekly bite size teaching. We have a fully equipped clinical skills centre.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RSCN/RN Child
  • Mentorship Course


  • Additional study at Degree level or working towards it
  • Leadership course/ development programme



  • Minimum 2 years at Band 5 with S/N experience of working in a District General Hospital
  • Experience of teaching and supporting learners/ new staff


  • Other paediatric experience as a team leader

Skills and abilities


  • Team leader/ player demonstrating effective communication advocacy and organisational skills
  • Clinical decision making skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • IV additives/CVAD's


  • Advanced life support course
  • Phlebotomy and other expanded roles

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Can discuss in depth: Current clinical and managerial trends and issues in Paediatric nursing Child Protection Clinical Governance Evidence of continued professional development


  • Evidence of self directed learning
  • Knowledge of Clinical Supervision and Clinical Bench Marking



  • Confident flexible
  • Decision taker and uses own initiative


  • Outgoing and positive ability to inspire

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon Health Services



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