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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Job Title -Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse

Hours per week -37.5 hours per week

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum/ per rota

Closing Date: 11th July 2024

Interview Date: 25th July 2024

We cannot accept applications from those who do not have a current NMC registration.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

To support the Paediatric Nurse Lead to manage a team of nurses, ensuring the development and maintenance of high standards of nursing care & take responsibility for the day to day management of the clinical area. Take lead for specific areas of professional practice as delegated by the Paediatric Nurse Lead & deputise for the Paediatric Nurse Lead in their absence.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communicationexcellence and safety in everything we doChallenge but supportExpect respect and dignityLocal health that inspires confidence

Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Deliver a high standard of nursing care without direct supervision, based upon a sound evidence base.

Undertake and documents a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment of the physical social and spiritual needs of the patients where appropriate.

Creates and utilizes opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their care.

Influence and monitor the standards of direct patient care delivery inaccordance with best practice and operational protocols and guidelines.

Leads a nursing team to manage a group of patients throughout a shift.

Promote good working relationships within the nursing teams providingappropriate advice and support.

Facilitate the development of standards of care and assist with the implementation of appropriate monitoring techniques.

Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff below a band 6.

Planning the appropriate skill mix and staffing levels using competent duty rostering skills.

Deputise for the Paediatric lead nurse in his/her absence.

As part of the Directorate Team assist with the development and implementation of the Trusts Business Plan and Strategy for Nursing.

Assist with the management of ward resources in an efficient and effective manner.

Participate in the out of hours operational cover and bleep roster for the Trust as appropriate.

Support the Paediatric Nurse Lead in the investigation of complaints within the ward area.

Ensure information on the Ward/Department Information System is correct and updated regularly when relevant.

In collaboration with the Paediatric Nurse Lead, ensure effective orientation, supervision and mentorship programmes are in place.

Assist with the appraisal and facilitation of professional development of all ward staff.

Facilitate the development of nursing practice founded on up-to-date information and research.

Create a learning environment which actively facilitate learning.

Undertake training sessions in ward environment evaluating effectiveness within clinical care in patients using appropriate audit tool

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • oThree years at band 5 or equivalent
  • oExperience within the specialty
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development
  • oAbility to manage a team


  • oExperience of Research Management
  • oExperience of audit and resource

Qualification and Professional


  • oRSCN/ RN Child Branch
  • oTeaching qualification
  • oWilling to work towards a post grad qualification in specialty


  • oManagerial qualification
  • oDiploma
  • oLeadership Development
  • oPost Grad qualification in specialty

Skills and Abilities


  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oAbility to have positive working relationships.
  • oProven leadership skills
  • oAbility to work under pressure to meet required deadlines
  • oEvidence based practice
  • oComputer literate
  • oExperience of using evidence based practice
  • oTo be able to assist patients to move using appropriate aids on a frequent basis
  • oTo be able to transport patients using wheelchair/trolley or bed on a frequent basis. This will occur for short periods frequently throughout A normal shift and will require moderate effort.
  • oEnthusiastic
  • oGood health record

Personal Qualities


  • oFrequently be able to deal with patients and relatives during distressing situations.
  • oAbility to manage difficult situations/conflict effectively
  • oDeal with the emotional stress arising.



  • oTo be able to apply normal care and attention throughout the shift. To deal with competing demands for attention

Trust Values


  • Effective Open Communication
  • Excellence and Safety in all that we do
  • Challenge but Support
  • Expect Respect and Dignity
  • Local Healthcare that Inspires Confidence

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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