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Band 6 Junior Sister / Charge Nurse - Paediatrics

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic, well motivated and innovative thinking Junior Sister/Charge Nurses to join our busy Paediatric Unit at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Hampstead Site. The role is for individuals who can work flexiblyacross out three main areas: 20 bedded children's inpatients ward 9 bedded ambulatory/day surgery ward and Children Outpatients, you may be required to support the Paediatric Emergency Department. This will provide you with well rounded acute children's nursing experience at a Band 6 level with opportunity for further professional development.

We care for children age 0-18yrs old. Our speciality includes Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic and General Surgery, Allergy, Gastroenterology as well as general childhood medical conditions.

Our busy Paediatric Outpatients Department service includes Allergy, Asthma, ENT, Plastics Dressing/ Trauma Clinic, Neurodevelopmental, Ophthalmology, Tongue Tie Division, Gastroenterology, Jaundice and Infant Follow up, Diabetes, Cardiology, Lipid and Rheumatology and a dedicated Paediatric Phlebotomy Service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work under the direction of the ward sister/ charge nurse with responsibility for:The assessment of care needs for all patients, ensuring appropriately planned care is both implemented and evaluated.He/ she is expected to work with minimal supervision and will be designated to take charge of the unit on a regular basis.He/ she will act as an effective clinical leader and will ensure the clinical andprofessional development of all staff for whom they are responsible.Circumstances may arise for the post holder to assist in providing clinical cover in all areas of the paediatric unit.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and personal specification for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • RSCN / RN Child
  • Teaching and Asessing course


  • Other relevant post registration / professional development



  • Substantial paediatric experience
  • Child Protection experience and training
  • Experience of supporting and developing junior staff
  • Experience of working with the MDT
  • Experience of teaching
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Ability to prioritise workload.


  • Experience or risk management / clinical governance / policy and procedure development

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Effective role model
  • Evidence of ability to teach in informal and formal settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as part of a team. Aware of limitations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of a wide range of general paediatric skills
  • Ability to produce high standards of documentation.
  • Ability to negotiate and advocate for children and their families
  • Ability to assess a situation and implement an appropriate plan of care

Personal Qualities & attribute


  • Flexibility
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Commitment to patient care.
  • Commitment to furthering knowledge and responsibility.
  • High standards of care



  • Up to date portfolio
  • Evidence of understanding of role

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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