Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Band 6 Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse to our dedicated Children's Emergency Department.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is flexible, committed, dynamic and approachable to join our growing department. You must be able to demonstrate substantial ED nursing experience with a pro-active approach to delivering a high standard of evidence based care.

We recognize the importance of progression and nurturing our own staff, this will start with a supernumerary induction program and ongoing professional development tailored to your individual learning needs and supported by our Paediatric Practice Educator.

Main duties of the job

  • A post with responsibility for the organisation and management of resources in the provision of emergency health care given to patients aged 0-18 years old.
  • To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team ensuring the co-ordination and flow of patients in a safe but timely manner to meet the government emergency care targets.
  • Undertake supervision, mentorship and where appropriate teach registered and non-registered nursing staff.
  • Ensuring that staff provide the highest achievable standard of emergency care

About us

  • The Emergency department assesses treats and admits or discharges over 25,000 emergency patients, aged 0-18 years old per year and has an admission rate of between 10 - 30 patients per day.
  • The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with and supporting all members of that team both within and external to the Directorate.
  • Responsibility will be to the Nurse Team Manager and Paediatric Band 7 nurse.
  • The post-holder will have no direct budgetary responsibility but must be aware of the need to use resources effectively.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a sister /charge nurse, you will be expected to ensure that all staff working within the department on a daily basis are able to provide and be provided with mentoring, supervision and teaching of new and junior members of the nursing team.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Paediatric nurse
  • ED experience
  • APLS
  • Mentorship
  • child protection level 3 training
  • NMC Registered


  • Paediatric Emergency course
  • Relevant management course
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation

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