Nursing - Ward Sister - Paediatrics- INTERNAL

  • Department Paediatrics
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/10/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-WSP-783
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment: 12 months (to cover maternity leave)
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to cover maternity leave within the Paediatric Nursing team. We are looking to employ one 12 month secondment Band 6 Paediatric Sister.

The successful candidate will have clinical credibility, excellent communication and organisational skills and a positive approach to change. They will assist the Ward Managers in the running of our Children's Unit which consists of; a 33 bedded inpatient ward, an Oncology and Haematology Unit, a Children’s Assessment Unit, Two Children’s Outpatient Departments, a Children’s Medical Day Unit and Paediatric Day Surgery service.

The right individual will have a passion for service improvement and innovation for Paediatric care within the Trust. They will help assist and guide the team though positive change as we embark on our current and future journey.

Main duties of the job

To function as a competent clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area.
To deliver direct patient care whilst co-ordinating and overseeing nursing practice
To be responsible for ensuring the delivery of clinical activities during 
their span of duty.
To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources 
to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.
To deputise for the ward/ department manager in his / her absence, 
driving forward evidence based practice and taking responsibility for 
the supervision of staff.

Working for our organisation

If you are committed to providing high quality care to children and their families in a friendly and supportive environment, feel you have the passion to join our senior team, and meet the personal specification we would love to hear from you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Professional/Technical Qualifications

Essential criteria

RSCN/RN Child branch
Teaching and Assessing courses ENB 998 or equivalent

Desirable criteria

Practical Oncology Course
HDU Relevant course

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

High level clinical skills and knowledge
Evidence of successfully co-ordinating, managing and leading the team on a day to day basis
Teaching ability
Evidence in undertaking preceptor / mentorship role.

Desirable criteria

Involvement in Nursing audit and Research.
An awareness and understanding of policy and practice relevant to speciality.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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