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Paediatric Junior Sister

Job Description

The Whittington Hospital has been rated twentieth in the second annual Healthcare 100 awards, which recognises the top employers in healthcare. For further information on the award, please click on 'Top UK employers' link below.




Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.

* The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
* Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job.
* Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date
* In submitting an application form, you authorise Whittington Health NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

The Paediatric Emergency Department at The Whittington Hospital is looking for a junior sister to join our progressive and dynamic team. The Paediatric ED serves the local community of north London in and around Archway and Highgate and is an integral part of the main ED. We are a busy central London ED and saw more than 96,000 patients in the last year, 25% of these attendances are children.

The Emergency Department has a co-located Urgent Care Centre, a Clinical Decision Unit and a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department.
Recently we opened a new Rapid Assessment area at the front door of the Emergency Department in order to support new ways of working in the approach to initial assessment. We are a designated Trauma Unit, as part of the North East London and Essex Trauma Network
Our mission is “Helping local people live longer, healthier lives”. The Trust is committed and striving to deliver seven day services across the organisation.

Our recent CQC inspection report has been published and we have been rated overall as Good. Some areas, including the protection of children and adults from abuse, and the ability to recognise abuse in the emergency department were rated as Outstanding.

There is strong nursing leadership in the form of a Paediatric Emergency Lead Nurses, ED matrons and Consultant Paediatrician with a specialist interest in Emergency Medicine, all of whom work clinically, leading and innovating practice. This coupled with our Band 7 Sister will ensure you receive quality mentoring and preceptorship in this testing but rewarding environment. We also have a dedicated team of ENP’s who see and treat children with differing diagnosis.

We have an ED dedicated Professional Development Nurse, responsible for providing and facilitating learning and development opportunities. We currently provide places on the following ‘life support’ courses: PILS, EPLS, APLS, ATLS observers and ATNC. In addition we are affiliated with the Middlesex University and currently have places on: Mentorship, Paediatric A&E course, ENP course, Physical Assessment, and Independent and supplementary prescribing.

As a paediatric junior sister you will be working in the main paediatric emergency area that will also include cover for the resuscitation area for paediatrics cases. This junior sister post requires 18 months ED experience at a band 6 level, and evidence of further professional development.

Post holders for the above posts will be part of the team rota and be expected to work in rotation onto nights and weekends on a four-week rota basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact
Joanne Flanagan (Lead Nurse, Paediatric ED) ( Email address removed )
Deborah Koroma (Lead Nurse, Paediatric ED) ( Email address removed )

Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

To comply with the Trust’s Safe Guarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policies, procedures and protocols all individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct

Employment at Whittington Health is offered subject to successfull completion of a 6 month probabtionary period for all staff with the exception of GMC Registered Doctors

***Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided***

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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