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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Children's COAST

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum/pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Children's COaST

Division: Planned Care

Care Group: Women's & Children's Service

Band: 6

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

We are recruiting for a children's COaST sisterwho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work closely with all of the paediatricians within the Trust and referringconsultants from tertiary centres to provide a comprehensive, high qualityservice for children who are under the care of a paediatrician at Medway NHSFoundation Trust.

Be a resource within the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and other agencies across Medway and Swale who are involved in caring for this group ofchildren.

Take part in liaison, teaching and support to all agencies involved inmanaging children with chronic medical conditions.

Be responsible for the provision of competent community nursing support, to meet individual needs of the children, their families/carers.

Contribute to the quality and development of nursing care in Paediatrics by participating in and organizing teaching programmes, whilst working inpartnership with the children and their families and or carers.

To assess childrens needs and develop and evaluate care plans for anidentified patient group and maintain accurate, contemporaneous recordspreserving patient confidentiality, submitting reports and activity data asrequested.

To plan and provide specialist nursing care for children who are patients of Medway NHS Foundation Trust in community settings, regularly assessing the care and support that is provided within the home/community.

To organise home visits for children with chronic medical conditions andprovide support for children and their families.

To encourage parental participation in the care of their child by providingspecialist support and practical guidance to these families.

To provide a supportive and guiding role for families with a terminally ill child at home, participating in a 24-hour on-call rota, if necessary, to supportsymptom control management.

Provide and participate in timely training and support to patients, families and staff of outside agencies involved with this patient group.

Promote and facilitate best practice in all aspects of care delivered to thechildren and their families and or carers.

To be a resource in childrens chronic medical conditions, demonstratingskills and expertise to all grades of staff and participating in teaching andassessing programmes.

With all members of the Paediatric Nursing Team establish a good working environment in which all children and families receive a high standard of Family Centred Care maintaining respect and privacy

Critically appraise current practice and identify areas for improvement in the light of current research.

To regularly evaluate, and monitor by using credible systems that the caredelivered to patients is of the highest standard.

Ensure that nursing documentation is complete, legible, accurate andrelevant, therefore complying with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and theLord Laming Enquiry recommendations.

Refer on and have an in depth understanding of Safeguarding Children andYoung People, Child in Need concerns ensuring that local and nationalguidelines including the London Child Protection procedures are adhered to.

To have a knowledge and understanding of incidents reporting andimplementation of Paediatric Risk Management, using the DATIX procedures.

Facilitate and supervise a supportive learning environment for students and other nursing staff within the Trust.

Encourage innovation by all members of the team and to personally be up to date in all matters relating to nursing practice

In addition, applicants should be a Registered Nurse, hold a current driving licence and should have experience in looking after children and young people with complex health needs conditions, with a confidence in the use of central venous access devices.

Experience of working within the community is desirable.

The role will require, on occasion, forming part of a 24 hour on-call team for end-of-life care.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Child (Child branch or RSCN)
  • Degree in children's nursing or evidence of equivalent knowledge and experience
  • ENB 998



  • Knowledge of the key attributes of nursing children with chronic health conditions in the community is essential for this role



  • Significant general nursing experience, with proven experience as band 5 or 6 in an acute paediatric setting


  • Community experience



  • Competent and confident in the use of central venous access devices
  • Effective Leadership skills
  • Ability to work within multi-professional team

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of when you have acted as a role model

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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