Staff Nurse - Starlight Ward

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
West Middlesex Hospital
£25,681- £33,058 per annum incl. HCAS
01/03/2018 23:59

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 have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country and 90% of our patients would recommend us to family and friends.

About the role


Our West Middlesex site is currently recruiting band 5 Paediatric Newly Qualified staff Nurses.

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 Neonatal units are one of lowest in the country for morbidity and mortality rates and third highest in London for breast feeding rates (NNAP 2017)

A major redevelopment of our services means we have state of the art paediatric theatres, day-care suite, outpatients department, high dependency unit with paediatric intensive care facilities for elective procedures

As a staff nurse 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.

We offer both preceptorship and rotations opportunities. Our preceptorship is open to rotation and non-rotation candidates at both sites and comprises of 11 learning support modules throughout the programme.

The rotation programme allows you to rotate within the paediatric areas at West Middlesex, between paediatrics and our special care baby unit and /or cross-site rotation in order to increase knowledge and skills from a wider range of specialism including gastrointestinal and surgical ward, medicine and oncology, Paediatric High dependency, paediatric accident and emergency, burns, Paediatric short stay, NICU and our adolescent wards.


You will have the opportunity to be a part of an accelerated programme of learning and development, including preceptorship, mentorship and leadership programme through our Capital nurse programme

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?

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Christina O’neil (Ward Manager Starlight ward) Christina.O’ ; 02083216172 or Tracy Armstrong(Modern Matron) or Melanie Guinan (Lead nurse Paediatrics)


If you have problems applying, contact

0203 315 8382