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Paediatric Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum Inclusive
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Rainbow centre is a lively forward-thinking unit providing a service to a diverse and multi-cultural area of east London. Rainbow Centre consists of 18 acute beds caring for children aged between 0-16 years with acute nursing and medical needs. We have an Outpatient department and a Day care unit.

The staff are renowned for their friendliness and can-do attitude and always extend a warm welcome to new members and visitors to the unit.We offer a robust Band 6 development programme and an onsite internal development programme. We work closely with our Higher Education partners and support nurses to reach their full potential

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team ensuring the delivery of the highest standard of individualised family-centred care to children and their families in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team. Ensure that evidence-based practice is always performed, taking responsibility for updating own knowledge and skill in line with Trust policies and procedures and NMC Code.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • RSCN / RN Child with current registration.
  • Preparation for mentorship course or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.


  • Educated to degree level or working towards it.
  • Leadership course/ development program.



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience at band 5 within an acute paediatric setting with surgical experience.
  • Experience with delivering care to orthopaedic patients.



  • Knowledge and experience in Safeguarding Children.


  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills with people on complex matters/issues.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Displays professional integrity and credibility.
  • Adaptable and able to deal with changing workloads.



  • Positive attitude and ability to work under pressure.
  • Lead, influence and motivate others.
  • Communicates in a manner that is consistent with trust values, relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Recognises and reflects on barriers to effective communication and modifies communication in response.
  • Takes a proactive role in producing accurate and complete records of communication consistent with legislation, policies, and procedure.
  • Takes responsibility for own learning.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

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