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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/04/2021.

Band 7 Sister/ Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 290-DPA-0117

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Neonatal Unit
Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital and St Mary's Hospital, London
£45,780 - £51,393 pa inc

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Band 7 Sister/ Charge Nurse- Neonatal Intensive care Unit , Queen Charlottes & Chelsea and St Mary’s Hospitals.

Fast forward your Children’s nursing career at a CQC ‘Outstanding hospital’ at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

With five world- renowned hospitals, we are full of opportunity for senior nurses looking for progression to further develop skills, get involved in quality improvement, research and collaborate with leading paediatric and neonatal teams. Your training and education is our priority with a variety of leadership programmes to suit all levels of experience. Our nurses benefit from having a full-time lead Educator to support clinical facilitators. We launched the Integrated Family Delivered Care Project across both Neonatal Units fairly recently. The goal of which is to support parents becoming partners in care with the whole neonatal team. This is now embedded within day to day working and a beacon of good practice nationally winning many awards.

Our neonatal service is the largest within the North West London Network and is a pioneering UK wide centre for therapeutic hypothermia to prevent brain injury. We have active research on-going into the outcomes of babies recovering from Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy and their treatments for which as a nurse you can be actively involved and contribute.

Our neonatal service provides care to high risk, critically ill neonates as a Level 3 and Level 2 neonatal unit which is split over 2 sites with an overall capacity of 46 cots. On a day to day basis you will act as a supernumerary Shift leader or coach to a Band 6 Senior Nurse developing their shift leader competencies.

As a Band 7 nurse you will act as a team leader to your own team of nurses acting as their mentor/ supervisor and Performance Development Review (PDR) lead. We will enable you to develop confidence and skills as a leader with support and coaching from a team made up of educators and Matrons and Senior Nurses. We can support you with advanced leadership training to guide you through your own leadership development.


The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will aim to consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Queen Charlottes & Chelsea Hospital Neonatal Unit

Matron: Tracey Omar, e-mail or telephone 020 3313 4544

St Mary’s, Winnicott baby Unit

Matron: Maryam Kharusi, e-mail or telephone 020 3312 6155

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


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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.

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