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Senior Staff Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Children and Young People
Band 6
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Children Inpatient Ward QEH (Safari)
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum plus HCA
27/03/2018 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping  our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

An exciting and challenging development opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative Band 5 with excellent clinical skills to join our children’s nursing team on Safari Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Woolwich site. 

Our Children and Young People inpatient service consists of Safari Ward, a 20 bedded unit providing care for children and young people up to the age of 16 requiring both medical and surgical treatment on the Queen Elizabeth Woolwich site. The inpatient ward also play a pivotal role in supporting effective patient pathways in collaboration with our busy Paediatric Accident and Emergency departments and Paediatric Assessment Units (PAU). The unit also hosts Tiger Ward, the paediatric oncology shared care unit.

As a skilled senior children’s nurse you will play a key role as part of the nursing team, providing quality family centred care. You will act as a good role model and provide leadership within the clinical area, displaying effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as facilitating and teaching junior staff and nursing students. As part of the role you will be given an opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills, whilst working in a supportive, diverse team.

You must have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated and be capable of working well under pressure. You will also need to demonstrate a proven track record of clinical expertise with at least two years post registration experience and must hold a mentorship qualification. High dependency experience is essential.

We have strong links with Greenwich University where you will be able to undertake further training and development as required and the department encourages and support professional development.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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