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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Paediatric A&E Department Fixed Term

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Fixed term 12 months:

We have an exciting career development opportunity for a Junior Sister/Charge Nurse to help lead and manage our growing designated paediatric emergency service. We are self-contained unit situated within our main A& E Department. We see approximately 50-90 children a day covering all specialities, except minor injury as they are seen within the urgent care centre.

This position offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of paediatric emergency care and management at a senior level when deputising for the Senior Sister. The successful post holder will be supported by the Senior Sister and the Matron for Paediatric ED. There are opportunities to undertake management study days to support your development within this role.

We are seeking professional individuals with the following:

o A passion for quality patient focused care

oPrevious experience of paediatric emergency nursing or paediatric ITU/HDU

o A willingness to undertake a leadership role

An interview date is yet to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

  • 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

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services, including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit, and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals, and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe, and compassionate care, while we drive forward with the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of responsibilities and role requirements.

Person Specification

Shortlisting Criteria (as per Person Specification)


  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the area.
  • Knowledge of Emergency / Paediatric care issues
  • Emergency nursing experience, ability to rapidly triage and prioritise care
  • Ability to deal with and resolve conflict
  • Ability to adapt to change and manage a pressurised clinical situation


  • Paediatric Intermediate Life Support course
  • A& E Clinical Care /High Dependency course
  • Leadership course

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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