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Paediatric Charge Nurse

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£35,392 Per Annum (per rota for part time.)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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MSE are looking for an experienced Band 6 Paediatric Nurse , who is committed to the delivery of compassionate high quality care. We strive to use the views of staff working in our service to improve our current and future service. In return, we promise a supportive and friendly place to work.

Our Neptune Paediatric Unit has 16 beds catering for children aged 0-16 requiring medical, surgical and day-stay admission.

We have a designated PAU consisting of 6 beds, isolation cubicle and treatment room. Neptune Paediatric Unit is fully supported by a large team of multi-disciplinary professionals including Doctors, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, qualified play staff/specialists, Paediatric Educators and Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialists.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate Compassion, professionalism and leadership qualities.
  • In liaison with the Unit Manager and fellow Band 6 Nurses, the nurse will lead and coordinate a dedicated team of nursing and support staff in the delivery of a high standard of nursing care.
  • In the absence of the Unit Manager (Band 7), the Band 6 nursing team will be responsible for the effective deployment of ward/department resources (including manpower), and will be able to follow escalation policies in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • The nurse will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Governance systems in the ward/department relating to Risk Management, Health and Safety and Controls Assurance.
  • You will be responsible and accountable for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision for a defined group of patients.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve. With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Lead and monitor the practice and effectiveness of nursing actions, ensuring these are carried out with full regard for the safety of the patient and staff involved
  • In conjunction with the Unit Manager, establish direction and purpose, inspire, motivate and empower ward/department team around the common goals to produce measurable improvements in clinical practice, quality and services.
  • Ensure that training and education opportunities are available to staff
  • Ensure personnel and team development to maximize performance and succession planning
  • To participate in all relevant aspects of the Governance process, taking the lead in the absence of the Unit manager
  • The post holder will adhere to NMC Code of Conduct (2015, Updated 2018) at all times and ensure ward compliance with and application of hospital policies and procedures and professional guidelines

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration - RSCN
  • Evidence of recent Continuous Professional Development
  • Post basic certificate in relevant subject


  • Leadership course

Knowledge & experience


  • Experience of a senior nurse and appropriate advanced nursing skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance (Risk Management & audit)
  • Experience of working in a Paediatric unit


  • Experience as Acting Band 6/Nurse in Charge

communication skills


  • Able to effectively communicate information to service users

Personal and people development


  • Interest in own professional development
  • Ability to facilitate and support learning


  • Experience of conflict management



  • Flexibility to work in other areas of the Paediatric Department and MSE when/if required

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on Sea


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