Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 07, 2022
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse Band 6

Main area

Paediatric Medical Unit


Band 6




  • Full time
  • Part time
  • 37.5 hours per week

    Job ref



    Southampton General Hospital




    £33,706 - £40,588 pa or pa pro rata

    Salary period



    07/12/2022 23:59

    Interview date

    Job overview

    The Paediatric Medical Unit at Southampton Children's Hospital has a band 6 sister/charge nurse position available.

    We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated registered nurses to join our friendly, supportive nursing teams.

    We are looking for someone with have good leadership skills and are looking to support and motivate staff across the unit to provide safe and effective care to all our patients.

    PMU is a 16 bedded unit, including 2 level 2 critical care (high dependency) beds, catering for babies, children and young people up to the age of 18 and specialises in paediatric medical related conditions ranging from acute to long-term conditions, caring for children with often complex physical, psychological health needs and children with LTV requirements. The unit also houses a 7 bedded acute medical admissions ward within this footprint. This accommodates all the medical admissions from the Children's Emergency department.

    Main duties of the job

    Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

    Working for our organisation What we can offer you

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do
  • Act as a role model to nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and development of a cohesive nursing team.
  • Show good co-ordination and leadership skills
  • Participate in ward rounds and attend huddle as required ensuring full support of the unit is provided where possible
  • Support a range of learners in practice and support colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Act up for the ward manager in times of absence
  • You will be expected to hold the professional and bed bleeps on a rota basis
  • What we're looking for

    The applicant should be motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with maturity in pressurised situations. You will be expected to show:

  • Sound leadership skills,
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Be supportive and motivate a team to provide safe care of the highest quality to all of our patients and their relatives.
  • Applicants' should have post qualifying experience in a relevant specialty which includes working in an acute paediatric environment. The applicant will be expected to show good co-ordination and leadership skills participating in workload planning and coordination of care of all patients.

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Friday, 16th December 2022

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered Children's Nurse on Part 1:Registered-Children
  • Evidence of on-going personal development. Mentorship qualification (or evidence of meeting the outcomes of the NMC standards)
  • Educated to Level 6 or completing Degree. Or substantial evidence working at this level
  • Desirable criteria
  • Specialist qualification
  • Graduate
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting a range of learners in practice
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Child Protection and Domestic Violence Awareness
  • IT Skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Post registration experience in relevant speciality
  • Varied acute clinical placements
  • Proven management experience
  • APLS/EPLS trained
  • Experience as an NMC sign off mentor or clinical practice assessor
  • Experience of venesection and skin prick testing
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of English language
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of budgetary control
  • Evidence of developing interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of developing expert clinical skills relevant to the speciality
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Proven ability to manage change
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 348.6KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 117.5KB)
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    Job title

    Ward Manger

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