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Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse - City Road & North West sites

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Including HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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The opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 paediatric nurse to join the Moorfields paediatric team at the Children's Eye Centre (RDCEC) and our Northwest satellite sites at Ealing and Northwick Park. The post holder will be rotating to work within the nursing team assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care programmes for the paediatric nursing service.

The post holder will participate in safeguarding children and young people, using prior experience and knowledge and will communicate concerns to the safeguarding team and paediatric colleagues and will work collaboratively with the nursing and play teams and the wider MDT to ensure that families are involved in their child's care and will use their knowledge of child development to help families through the paediatric hospital journey so that the best outcomes can be achieved for children using our services. As part of our pathway to excellence program there would be opportunities to be part of forming a shared decision-making council which enables staff to be involved in helping shape service improvements. The post holder will be required to complete formal ophthalmic nursing training as part of this post with the opportunity to complete ophthalmic nursing qualification. Opportunity is also available to gain experience in our sites.

Main duties of the job

Assess the needs of the infant, child, and young person according to the agreed model of nursing care, implement and evaluate the planned care, working in partnership with the family and ensuring that a safe standard of care is delivered.

To work towards the development and delivery of high standards of patient care by using clearly defined care pathways.

Participate in safeguarding children and young people within the Trust and ensure that the Trust Safeguarding Policy is adhered to and that concerns are communicated to the senior members of the paediatric team and the safeguarding children team.

Undertake the required levels of training for Safeguarding Children and Young People.

Participate in the pre-admission assessment of children and their families.

Ensure that all forms of communication are used effectively in the interest of family centred care.

Liaise closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team in order to implement distraction therapies for working with children and their families in any clinical setting.

Handle parents/guardian's enquiries politely, referring unanswered queries and reporting details to Paediatric Sister.

Contribute positively to the process of change within the ward or clinics when this is aimed at the improvement of family centred care or the delivery of service.

Participate in ward or departmental quality assurance activities, working alongside the permanent staff to monitor standards of care.

About us

At Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, we provide more than just an excellent career and great colleagues to work with. We also offer:
  • Salary inc High-Cost Area Supplement
  • Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 independent counselling service
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • A range of attractive benefits and discounts
  • Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemes
  • Free Pilates classes
  • Full support and training to develop your skills
  • Flexible working friendly organisation

And so much more! To see the full range of benefits we offer please see our Moorfields benefits document.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as role model for student nurses during their allocation to the ward/department.

Participate actively in audit and development of new projects.

Show evidence of continuing professional development using available resources and keep up to date with current developments in Paediatric nursing and the health service.

Maintain and develop own clinical expertise, to be appraised annually and participate in the departmental team meetings.

Act at all times in accordance with the NMC Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives.

The duties and responsibilities of the post will be undertaken in accordance with the policies, procedures and practice of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and which the Trust may amend from time to time. Copies are available on the intranet. It is the post holders responsibility to keep up-to-date with hospital policies and procedures.

Any other duties as may from time to time be required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Paediatric/Child Branch, o Current NMC registration o
  • PILS compliance or be willing to undertake this training


  • Recognised clinical teaching qualification or be willing to undertake this qualification
  • Ophthalmic qualification or be willing to undertake this qualification



  • Minimum 4 years post qualifying paediatric nursing experience


  • Paediatric ophthalmic nursing experience



  • Demonstrates an understanding of audit, quality and governance issues


  • Demonstrates ophthalmic nursing knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


City Road

City Road



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