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Paediatric Staff Nurse Burns Care Band 5

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year incl. HCAS
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Paediatric Staff Nurse Burns Care Band 5
The Paediatric Burns Unit at Chelsea and Westminster are looking for an enthusiastic Band 5 Paediatric Nurse to join their team. Mars Ward is the only Paediatric Burns Unit in London, and treats thousands of children every year. It is a 6 bedded unit, with one HDU bed, accepting children with up to 30% partial thickness burn injuries. There is also a nurse-led dressing clinic adjacent to the ward, seeing up to 30 patients per day. The unit is run by a small, friendly team of Paediatric Nurses, working closely with the burns Consultants , Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Play Specialist.

Main duties of the job

To maintain a high standard of nursing care for the children and their families while developing clinical expertise, leadership and teaching through nursing practice. To take day to day responsibility for a group of patients.

To be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs and development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision.

This post primarily involves the individual both consolidating existing skills and knowledge as well as developing their expertise within the speciality of Burns including HDU and dressing clinic. It includes the opportunity to continue to develop organisational and management skills within the Burns speciality.

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 Westminsterand are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Clinical:

1.1 Carry out all relevant forms of care for a group of children. Without supervision, as part of the wider team. Ensuring that high standards of care are promoted.

1.2 Ensure a child and family centred philosophy is maintained.

1.3 Facilitate the delivery of a quality, patient focused burns service, ensuring good communication /collaboration with all members of the multi disciplinary team, patients and relatives. This includes documenting relevant and accurate information within the electronic patient record.

1.4 Participate in teaching and share knowledge and expertise with other staff including supervision of new and support staff.

1.5 Act as a childs advocate.

1.6 To role model best practice to other staff.

1.7 Be aware of clinical developments with in paediatric nursing and burns care.

1.8 Participate in the collection of information within the service that will assist in the development and monitoring of quality care measures.

1.9 Ensure that professional standards are maintained in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct

2. Leadership and management

2.1 To meet the responsibilities of being both a member of the multi disciplinary team and a member of the burns unit staff

2.2 Maintain a safe working environment recognising the health and safety requirements of patients, visitors and staff.

2.3 Recognise the importance of maintaining an environment suitable for the developmental needs of children of all relevant age groups.

2.4 Assist the ward manager in the monitoring of staffing requirements, applying knowledge of skill mix, dependency and unit staff members and other staff allocated to the team.

2.5 Ensure all incidents and a complaints are communicated with the nurse in charge.

2.6 Work within policies and procedures ratified within the trust and Service. Become familiar with new policies and procedures and know how to access them as required.

2.7 Assist in the management of resources within the clinical area e.g. equipment and supplies.

2.8 Maintain a safe and acceptable environment for patients, reporting and taking appropriate action on any hazards, incidents, faulty equipment or inadequate standards of cleaning
  • Education & research:

  • 3.1 Critically evaluate own performance through annual Individual Performance Review.

    3.2 Plan and pursue own professional development including keeping a personal development profile.

    3.3 Be involved in any research based projects which may be undertaken within the burns service.

    3.4 Act as a mentor and assessor for student nurses and support workers.

    3.5 Assist in the orientation of newly appointed staff and learners to the area.

    3.6To offer support and guidance to members of the unit team.

    3.7 To maintain and develop good interpersonal skills whilst working within a multi disciplinary team.

    3.8 Maintain a safe and acceptable environment for patients, reporting and taking appropriate action on any hazards, incidents, faulty equipment or inadequate standards of cleaning.



    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • Registered Children's Nurse
    • FIBCC/EMSB qualification or equivalent


    • Teaching / mentorship qualification
    • Working towards a degree or masters qualification
    • EMSB qualification
    • Burns and Plastics qualification
    • FIBCC qualification
    • HDU/CRITICAL CARE/TRAUMA Qualification



    • A desire to work within the burns speciality.
    • Wide variety of clinical experience.


    • Minimum one year experience and/or have have completed preceptorship programme.
    • Experience of teaching and supporting learners including students and new starters
    • Experience of working with an electronic patient record and other basic IT systems
    • Resource Management
    • Paediatric, HDU, ICU or outpatients experience
    • Participation in research projects and local audit. Previous experience of shift co-ordination.

    Skills and Knowledge


    • Ability to demonstrate initiative.
    • Excellent communication skills. Approachable & polite.
    • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload when under pressure
    • Ability to plan and prioritise own workload and work autonomously
    • IT skills e.g., word, excel, outlook and hospital database experience
    • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
    • Commitment to teaching and learning for self and others


    • Commitment to quality initiatives and research

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



    369 Fulham Road


    SW10 9NH

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