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Senior Staff Nurse - Safari Children's Ward

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our established team in the Children and Young People Division at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

As we are passionate about the care we deliver to children and young people and their families, we are seeking enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated individual dedicated to making a difference within our inpatient setting

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating nursing care with opportunities to increase your skills, knowledge and experience and must possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. We aim for our new team members to develop and take an active role in helping to make improvements on the unit and most importantly, to care given to patients.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To utilise and develop specialist skills in order to provide the highest standardof assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualisedpatient care.To promote a friendly and supportive atmosphere for parents and relatives inwhich they can learn to care for their children.To utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with the childsfamily/carers, the multidisciplinary team, other departments with the trust andpertinent agencies outside the organisation.To actively participate in and contribute to the management of the clinical area.To act as a mentor, teaching and supervising junior staff including studentnurses and health care support workers.

    Person Specification



    • RSCN or RN Child
    • PILS provider
    • Functioning at minimum diploma level.


    • Willingness to develop advanced assessment skills.
    • Ability to support and mentors others.
    • canulation/phlebotomy



    • Strong Leadership Skills
    • Ability to document legibly and Precisely
    • Good written & verbal communication skills.
    • Practice Assessor


    • Previous experience of working with children and family in the ED or HDU environment.
    • Competent in IV drug administration



    • Family centred focus
    • Evidence of recent continuing professional development
    • Able to interact well with multidisciplinary team and Patents/relatives


    • Audit Experience

    Personal Qualities


    • Motivated with a mature attitude
    • Demonstrates dynamic personal and professional attributes.
    • Flexible to change

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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