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Childrens Sister/Charge Nurse

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata/per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Hours available: 31.17 and and 23 hours
  • To assist the nurse in charge in maintaining standards, and in the management, development and education of staff nurses, support workers and other team members.
  • To take charge of an area of the department i.e. triage, ensuring safe, effective, timely care is delivered. You will be expected to oversee and coordinate an area within the department, providing support, leadership and clinical expertise to other members of the team whilst following the appropriate escalation.
  • To maintain and uphold standards of care in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, and to provide specialised programmes of nursing care to a diverse range of patients in UECC.
  • Act as an advocate for patients.
  • Nursing care of children aged 0-18 requiring general acute and critical care in the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre.
  • To have a good understanding of the Trusts safeguarding policy and know the process for SystmOne and CPIS checks

Main duties of the job

Establish and maintain effective communication with various individuals and groups on complex potentially stressful topics in a range of situations.

2. Develop knowledge and practice in an area of work e.g. continuing professional development opportunities, face-to-face teaching, e-learning

3. Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others in own work area

4. Contribute to the development of services

5. Contribute to quality improvement e.g. engaging in clinical governance.

6. Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights

7. Assess and address peoples health and wellbeing needs when those needs are complex and change across the caseload

8. Develop practice in addressing individuals health and wellbeing needs

9. Lead others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice

10. Assist with research and development

11.To manage an unpredictable and rapidly changing clinical environment (with constantly changing priorities, and no upper limit on client numbers) i.e. cardiac arrest, fire safety

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in an emergency department environment covering both triage and resus
  • Recruitment and selection experience


  • Within the relevant area



  • Demonstrates knowledge of policies, practices and procedures e.g. NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to patient care



  • Current level one NMC registration Registered Childrens Nurse
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Substantial appropriate post registration experience


  • Mentorship qualification (or willingness to work towards)
  • -Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS)
  • -European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPLS)
  • -Level 1 Trauma Training
  • -Level 2 Trauma Training

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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