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Paediatric C2 Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
36 hours per week (12 hour shifts)
Job ref
Russells Hall Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
29/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

Do you have a passion for working within a paediatric setting? Would you like to work in a challenging environment? We are looking to recruit  2 Band 6 Charge Nurse/Sister. The 2 posts are permanent on 36 hours per week, however we will consider part time hours or full time. 

The post will require you to work a mix of shifts. The busy Children’s Ward has an identified Paediatric Assessment Unit, High Dependency Area, Young Person’s Area and a Dedicated Day Case Ward. We can offer a range of training opportunities. We require someone who is adaptable to work in all areas of the ward and who is a real team player.  The successful candidate will have recent experience of working within an acute setting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be designated to take charge of the Ward regularly, being responsible for the management of the ward during the shift, including the organisation of the ward activities and the management of staff and resources.

The post holder will have direct involvement in the delivery of a high standard of care to the patient and their relatives.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and writing of guidelines, policies and standards relating to children/young people in line with Government and Trust directives and monitoring standards through audit and evaluation.

The post holder will participate in the education and training of nursing students and will act as a role model to junior staff and other team members.

The post holder will have recent experience of working within an acute setting.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recognises the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community bring and recognise their compatibility with NHS roles.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for the full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of undertaking a recognised course of study in teaching and assessing.
  • Educated to degree level or can demonstrate experience of operating at this level.

Skills/ Experience

Essential criteria
  • Recent Paediatric experience at a Band 5 level.
  • Paediatric Life Support/Advanced Paediatric Life Support course.
  • Paediatric High Dependency module or willingness to undertake.
  • Evidence of professional development and regular study since qualification.
  • Experience of close liaison with members of multidisciplinary team.
  • Effective leadership, good analytical and clinical decision making skills.
  • Knowledge of effective people management practices.
  • Knowledge of clinical audit and effectiveness systems.
  • Current experience of working with safeguarding issues and able to identify and refer to appropriate agencies.
  • Recent experience of working within an acute setting
Desirable criteria
  • Computer Literate.


Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Able to demonstrate negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Able to communicate using different methods (i.e. email etc.).

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louise Garratt
Job title
Lead Nurse Children's Ward
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

Louise Garratt Lead Nurse Paediatrics

01384 456111 ext 2274