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Band 7 - Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, CED

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced paediatric nurse to join our team as a Paediatric Senior sister/charge nurse in the Children's Emergency Department (CED) and Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU).

We have a full time opportunity to join our Team.

We are seeking an experienced paediatric ED nurse who is passionate about improving care and service delivery within the units, meeting the needs of our patients whilst also meeting the national standards for emergency care.

Main duties of the job

The Children's Emergency Department is a purpose-built environment for children and young people aged 0-15 years and has approximately 31,000 attendances a year across our Children's Emergency and urgent care pathways.

It has a dedicated 2 bedded resuscitation area within the unit and is part of the major trauma network. CED is co-located with the Paediatric Assessment unit which provides short stay care for children for 24 hours. There is also an urgent treatment centre on site.

We are a friendly dedicated team of Paediatric Nurses and Paediatric consultants. The department is committed to continuous improvements in the service and benefits from having a Paediatric Emergency Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner service. There is also support from the paediatric practice education team.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holders are responsible for the overall management of the Childrens Emergency Department and the Paediatric Assessment Unit both clinically and operationally 24 hours a day.

The post holder will have experience with shift management and be able to provide high standards of care to critically unwell children and help promote clinical excellence within our team

The post holder will provide strong clinical leadership within the units, empowering others in the team to deliver evidence-based care, adhering to national and local policy.

Co-ordinating staffing across the Children's Emergency Department and Paediatric Assessment Unit.

Work collaboratively with other band 7 senior nurses within paediatrics to develop staff within the service, including staff appraisals and training needs for emergency care.

The post holder should have previous experience of clinical leadership in a busy ED environment, have the ability to communicate across all skill sets and levels and can continually adapt to a changing environment

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital

Vicarage Road


WD18 0HB

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