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Senior staff nurse

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • We are a busy ambulatory unit seeing children from 0-18 years.
  • You will be completing nurse led assessments for babies with jaundice.
  • Providing direct nursing care and acting as an advocate for children and their families.
  • To keep up to date with training and attending related courses to help you in your practice.
  • Shift leading as well as supporting the ward manager.

Main duties of the job

  • Assessing patients and being confident in venepuncture and cannulation
  • Supporting junior staff and students.
  • Manage the department in the absence of the Lead nurse.
  • Support and deal with patients, parents, relatives and care givers, being sensitive to their needs for dignity, privacy and ensuring a friendly environment.
  • Keeping accurate documentation.
  • Escalating concerns if a child is unwell.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered nurse - Children's
  • Mentorship / practice assessor


  • Degree



  • Demonstrates 5 years post registration experience with 2 years at band 6
  • Experience in assessment, planning and evaluating care
  • Experience in emergency care


  • Evidence in participating in the appraisal / IPR process



  • Demonstrate leadership skills in support
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and workload of junior staff
  • venepuncture and cannulation


  • Knowledge of ambulatory care



  • Demonstrate an understanding of normal child development and the sick child
  • Demonstrate effective working relationships with colleagues and the young people and their families in your care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of child safeguarding issues


  • clinical assessment course

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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