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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/01/2021.

Junior Sister Paediatric Burns

Job Reference: 289-PL-0801

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Burns
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
£37,638 - £44,780 per annum Incl HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Junior Sister Paediatric Burns, Band 6

This role can be offered as full time or part time

Junior Sister Paediatric BurnsThe Paediatric Burns Unit at Chelsea and Westminster are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Paediatric Nurse to join their team.Mars Ward is the only Paediatric Burns Unit in London, and treats thousands of children every year. It is a 6 bedded unit, with one HDU bed, accepting children with up to 30% partial thickness burn injuries. There is also a nurse led dressing clinic adjacent to the ward, seeing up to 30 patients per day. The unit is run by a small, friendly team of Paediatric Nurses, working closely with the burns Consultants , Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Play Specialist.As a Junior Sister your responsibilities include: Being in-charge, taking telephone referrals, triaging unwell children with symptoms of toxic shock, wound assessment, attending daily/weekly meetings, providing support to junior members of staff, ensuring shifts are safely staffed and that the nurses on duty have the experience and support to care for our patients. The role will also involve assisting the ward sisters to implement change, completing audits, education and assisting the appraisal and revalidation of junior nurses. You will care for burns patients in a variety of ways such as:inpatient care, day case theatre, day case dressing changes under sedation/with opiates, simple outpatient dressings changes,wound care, telephone triage and referrals. Previous surgical, burns or wound care experience is preferred but applications with other experience will be considered. As long as you have a passion for burns care we will support you with your learning. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment and work with a dynamic multidisciplinary team where education is seen as a priority. We offer a range of burns courses such as: Burns Management Study day, the Foundations of Burns Care Course, Emergency Management of Severe Burns and the Burns and Plastics Pathway. If you are passionate about wound care and want to provide excellent, compassionate and dynamic care to patients and their families, we would like you to join us!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Charlotte Tomlinson Job title: Ward Manager Email address: Telephone number: 0203 315 3706

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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