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Emergency Department
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Employer type
University Hospital Lewisham
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum plus HCAS
Salary period
16/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Staff Nurse - Children's Emergency Department

NHS AfC: Band 6

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.

With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

The Trust has 7,500 staff and we have recently invested in our workforce to grow our establishment across a number of key services.  In 2020 we won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. We are accredited as a flexible working employer offering a number of flexible working options for staff.  We are also accredited as a London Living Wage employer for our substantive, bank and contractors.

Job overview

Senior Staff Nurse

RSCN/RN [Child Branch]

Band 6

Full Time 37.5 hrs per week

Children’s Emergency Department, Lewisham

Children and Young People

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual with excellent clinical skills and ED experience to enhance their skills as a band 6 in ED.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would take charge in the busy ED on a shift by shift basis and also be expected to work streaming/TW shifts to enhance the skill mix at triage.

As a Band 6 nurse you will be responsible for the day to day flow of the department by ensuring the standards of care are met for children and their family / carers whilst in the emergency department, including delegation and deployment of the nursing team in the absence of a band 7.


Working for our organisation

You will be responsible for managing the shift ensuring the safety of both patients and their families and the nursing team, teaching both nursing students and qualified nurses, escalation of concerns as per department policy and working towards targets such as the 4 hour breach. Responsibilities also include liaising with the multidisciplinary team and providing leadership to nursing colleagues. You will be expected to have excellent clinical and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be able to work all shifts.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a registered children’s nurse the post holder will provide leadership in care to children, young people and their families in the
emergency department
The post holder will be accountable and responsible for providing a high standard of child and family focused care.
To carry out care without direct supervision as part of the Emergency Department team and supervise juniors delivering care.
To communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team.
Contribute towards the effective running of the department including patient safe and timely care.

Person specification

Educational & Training

Essential criteria
  • • RN Child branch/ RSCN
Desirable criteria
  • • Diploma/Degree

Experience / Education

Essential criteria
  • • Substantial appropriate post registration experience
  • • 2 years’ experience of working in an Emergency department environment
  • • Safeguarding qualification
  • • PILS
Desirable criteria
  • • EPLS
  • • Mentorship.
  • • APLS

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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.

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