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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/10/2021.

ED Paediatric Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - band 7

Job Reference: 326-3351244-SL-B

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Paediatric ED
£41,902 - £47,684 per annum including high cost al

We want to give you the best possible experience in the next stage of your career.

We strive to be the best place to work and the best place to be cared for. We pride ourselves on supporting our colleagues to thrive in their existing roles and to develop their careers with us.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill. SASH is:

  • We’ve been named the 2021 Acute NHS Trust of the Year, in the annual Health Service (HSJ) Journal Awards for our clear ambition and vision and a significant improvement journey over a number of years’.
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work
  • We achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey
  • In 2019, we were crowned best dementia-friendly hospital in the country and shortlisted at the Health Service Journal Awards for organisation of the year.

Staff benefits

  • Our location: you can access beautiful countryside, historic towns and villages and bustling city life all nearby. With good schools, nature reserves and cultural attractions on our doorstep, and both London and Brighton easily accessible too, there’s something for everyone nearby.
  • On-site nursery
  • Free on-site car parking for staff
  • On-site Boots and WHSmith shops
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Full educational library services
  • Excellent rail and bus links
  • Metrobus, local bus operator offer all new staff one month's free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please visit the Metrobus website for details and terms and conditions)
  • Lockable storage for cycles
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A huge range of Health Service Discounts at hundreds of big brands from holidays to gadgets and restaurants to retail.

ED Paediatric Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 7

You will be an important part of an outstanding trust, within a Senior Multi-Disciplinary Team supporting the Emergency Department Matron in delivering optimal care to our community to ensure the Trust values and beliefs are adhered to. There is a dynamic and committed team working within the Paediatric Emergency Department ranging from HCA’s Paediatric Nurses, Emergency Practitioners and Acute Clinical Practitioners. The PED also has cross divisional working with the other Paediatric services, (Inpatients, Children’s Assessment Unit, and elective admissions ensuring cohesive paediatric service from arrival to discharge. As a band 7 you will be a valued integral part of the team within the Emergency Department and all Paediatric services.

The Paediatric Emergency Department, (PED) has its own Resuscitation Room which has the use of the CT scanner next located adjacent to the PED to optimize digital imaging on our sickest patients. Thus ensuring that we are at the forefront of Emergency Care, delivering optimum services for trauma patients, as well as other Paediatric emergencies. It is also necessary to have a firm understanding of local and national initiatives in order to assist the team meet the care needs of our patients and families. The Senior Nursing team supports our teams of Clinicians, Sisters and junior staff in delivering this care alongside developing their clinical and management skills.

Within this role there will be dedicated management time to ensure that you have the ability to manage your team effectively working with your paediatric senior colleagues across the trust, which includes a clinical facilitator who works across divisions in all Paediatric services.

If you are interested in this exciting role and would like further information please contact :-

Sian Rees - ED Matron ( / 01737 768511 ext 2794 or bleep 120)


Carl Sedge - Lead Nurse ( / 01737 768511 ext 2882 bleep 502)

Closing date: 26/10/21 (midnight)

Interview date: 01/11/2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Sian Rees

Job title: ED Matron

Email address:

Telephone number: 01737768511 ext 2794 bleep 120

The Trust is committed to being an inclusive employer - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. As an employer we offer a range of benefits including, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement networks, facilities and services to support staff well being.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical and dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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