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Band 7 - Paediatric Senior Sister

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Are you a passionate and dynamic leader with a background in paediatric nursing? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are currently seeking a Band 7 Paediatric Senior Sister to join our team. Our ward consists of 20 acute beds and is staffed by a dedicated team of junior sisters and staff nurses. As the Ward Manager, you will play a key role in overseeing all aspects of patient care and leading a team of experienced professionals.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a group of innovative and supportive senior nurses who are committed to providing the highest quality care to our young patients. You will have the support and resources you need to succeed, as well as the freedom to implement new ideas and drive positive change.

If you are a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a proven track record in paediatric nursing, we want to hear from you. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career and make a real difference in the lives of children and their families.

Apply now to join our team and become a part of something special.

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

Main duties of the job

  • To effectively co-ordinate paediatric activity within the department.
  • To be clinically expert and have overall continuing responsibility for the delivery of high-quality patient care, demonstrating clinical leadership.
  • To be responsible for the supervision and development of all nurses, students and support workers.
  • To effectively manage the department's resources including, pay and non-pay budgets, human resources and the clinical environment.
  • To contribute to the development of polices and evidence-based practice as appropriate.
  • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to safe and effective patient care.
  • To work closely with the medical leads and the Matron to ensure the smooth running of the paediatric units.
  • To work in collaboration with the Matron and the other Band 7's to promote the unit philosophy.
  • To adhere to the trust's child protection policies and act as a resource to other departments.

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 for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • RSCN or RN Child
  • Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice (ENB 998 or equivalent)


  • Relevant First Degree
  • Relevant post registration qualification/training



  • Experience working at the level of a Band 6 in a paediatric setting
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of managing a staff team.
  • Experience of training and development


  • Experience in team building

Skills and aptitudes


  • Ability to work autonomously and also make an effective positive contribution to constructive team dynamics.
  • Current clinical experience and skills
  • Ability to motivate a staff team.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Understanding of interagency work and multi-professional networks and an ability to work within that setting

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond St



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