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Job Reference: 289-VP-007511-AJ

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth
£34,961 to £42,010 per annum incl HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—and a number of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

The Trust has over 6,000 staff proudly serving a million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We treat a patient every 40 seconds, performing 34,000 operations and carrying out 391,000 scans, x-rays and procedures each year. As the second largest maternity provider in the country we help deliver a baby almost every hour of the day. We are one of the best performing trusts in London for A&E waiting times, and our mortality rates are some of the best in the country.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We are one of the first trusts to receive ‘Good’ across the board under the new CQC inspection framework. Both hospitals within our Trust—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—were rated as ‘Good’ overall.

Our Trust was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection which was completed during the same period as the CQC assessment.

The Role

Our West Middlesex site is currently recruiting band 6 sister to our in-patient Paediatric ward

West Middlesex Paediatric department comprises of inpatient, short stay facilities, day care, outpatient clinics, home nursing, play and education services. As a combined Trust with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, we are the lead centre for specialised paediatric and neonatal surgery in North West London. Our short stay unit recently won the Health Service Journal (HSJ) award for acute service development (2017)

As a senior sister you will have responsibility for planning, managing and coordinating clinical care for children requiring high level of nursing care. We focus on developing nursing leaders for the future and therefore provide individualised mentoring and clinical development.

Our role is to create a fertile ground for partnership working and to champion collaboration across both sites addressing areas that add most values to patients, populations, as such we offer rotation to work at our sister site Chelsea and Westminster, thereby maximising opportunities to translate innovation, knowledge and skills into health and wealth benefits for our Paediatric patients at scale and pace.

You will have the opportunity to be a part of our programme of learning and development, including mentorship and leadership programmes as well as externally accredited programmes building on our ethos of nurturing and creating dynamic leaders.

West Middlesex Hospital is based in the heart of the community in the London Borough of Hounslow. The hospital is located in a friendly neighbourhood with a diverse, multi-ethnic population and offers tremendous learning opportunities in community and general paediatrics’. It neighbours the world renowned Kew Gardens and Richmond Park, the largest of London’s Royal parks, and is close to Twickenham stadium - the home of England’s Rugby Union. Our undergraduate and post-graduate education centre is popular for frequent skills training and on-site simulation centre.

What else do we offer?

  • Subsidised on-site accommodation across three sites, subject to availability, providing comfortable and independent living at enviable central London prices.
  • Part-time options
  • Staff well-being support
  • Season-ticket loans
  • Subsidised car parking
  • Rotations(at all levels)
  • Working alongside Practice Development Nurse
  • Career advice workshop
  • Pastoral support to facilitate smoother student to staff nurse transition
  • Clinical supervision
  • Band 5-6 development opportunities
  • Leadership development courses
  • Regular multi-disciplinary high fidelity simulations

The Future

In line with the Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s programme for paediatric critical care, we will be introducing two level 1 High Dependency beds within our inpatient ward. This allows us to provide advanced treatments for more critically ill children for example non-invasive ventilation etc. This will be supported by the level 2 High Dependency Unit at our sister site Chelsea, to enable safe and evidence based treatments for our patients. You will have the opportunity to increase knowledge and skills though programmes of learning such as, internal and external study days, accredited University courses aimed at providing continuing professional development.

The future is changing at Chelsea and Westminster, why not come and be a part of our growth?

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vivette Wallen-Mitchell (Education Lead Paediatrics and Neonates)


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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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.

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