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Paediatric A&E Sister/ Charge Nurse

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum Incl HCAS
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team within the fast pace environment of the Paediatric Emergency Department.

We are looking for nurses who can demonstrate a kind, compassionate, positive attitude, with a desire to provide effective and efficient urgent and Emergency Care practice.

As a senior member of the nursing team you will be expected to support and lead staff within the Paediatric Emergency Department acting as a role model and working cohesively with the multidisciplinary team.

You will be expected to assist senior nursing staff with management requirements ensuring that quality service is maintained. You are expected to participate in education throughout the unit and hospital and ensure quality is maintained.

Are you ready to join a top performing Foundation trust in the heart of London?

Do you want to join a friendly, focused team to give high quality care?

Main duties of the job

- The post-holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care as part of the multi-disciplinary team from admission to discharge using research based practice.- To deliver care in accordance with the regulatory body's code of practice and the Trust's and ED policies and protocols. To be aware of the organisational and nursing strategy.- Ensuring safeguarding issues are acted upon promptly and appropriately.- Participation with auditing effectiveness and incorporating findings into practice.- Participation in the trust's achievement of quality and financial targets, locally and nationally driven.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for -our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care given to patients.

- To acquire competency in basic nursing skills for ED.

- Maintaining awareness of and compliance with Trust policies and protocols at all times to ensure high standards of patient care are maintained.

- Working effectively within the multi-disciplinary teamto ultimately achieve desired outcomes for patients and their families.

- Liaising with social care, health visitors and the children's wards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children seen in the ED.

- Ensuring the safety of patients in accordance with local and national safeguarding procedures.

- Providing leadership that promotes a patient focused approach to care, acting as a role model to junior colleagues and students and a support mechanism for senior colleagues.

- Encouraging and supporting junior staff in professional growth, and development and mentoring students as appropriate.

- Being proactive in maintaining local and national Quality Indicators for ED.

- Participating in research/special projects/audit as requested by the Operations Manager/Lead Nurse.

- Participating in the developing and monitoring of standards of care and other quality initiatives in a positive manner

- Developing personal and professional leadership skills and be proactive in problem solving.

- Being responsible and accountable for ones own actions and encouraging the same amongst others.

- Actively creating and maintaining a harmonious working environment.

- Fulfilling the role of the departmental triage nurse, utilising advanced skills of assessment, prioritisation, decision-making, risk management and communication skills.

- Being responsible for the security and maintenance of equipment belonging to the Emergency Department. Helping to ensure that all equipment is in safe working order in conjunction with the Lead Nurse.

- Actively developing and improving the services we provide, ensuring safe clinical practice amongst the MDT at all times.

- Being responsive to incidents and complaints as they arise, reporting to senior staff.

- Embracing and encouraging change in clinical areas/hospital Trust.

Person Specification



  • Part 1 Registered Nurse - Child or equivalent.
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • PILS certificate
  • APLS
  • Children's A& E Course


  • Mentoring/Assessing qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • APLS
  • Children's A& E Course
  • Manchester Triage Competence



  • Post-Registration qualification in Children's Emergency Nursing or equivalent.
  • Currently working in Emergency Nursing
  • Proven emergency nursing experience
  • Evidence of further study.



  • Clinical documentary competence in: -IV Drug Administration -Plastering -Minor Injury Assessment & Treatment
  • Ability to coordinate and lead nursing care in individual areas of the emergency department.
  • Specialist emergency care knowledge enabling the delivery of a high standard of clinical care to the patients, supervision of staff and support for all grades of medical staff
  • Ability to anticipate the changing workload and to make effective decisions to allocate staff accordingly
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with the patients the multidisciplinary team emergency services and the outside agencies necessary for the efficient running of the department
  • Proven leadership qualities necessary to lead the emergency team
  • Ability to deal with relatives in stressful or bereavement situations, giving a high level of support and advice.
  • Able to recognise the potential for physical or verbal violence and take action to defuse the situation.
  • Ensure correct use of IT system, and be aware of the importance of information
  • Be aware of role in a major incident and be capable of managing the department response to an incident.
  • An understanding of professional issues relating to safeguarding the child and family.

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

Fulham Road, London

Chelsea and Westminster

SW10 9NH

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