Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse Emergency Department (12month FixedTerm)

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year PA inc HCAS Pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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

We are looking for a motivated paediatric senior staff nurse in our Children and Young Person's Emergency Department, this is 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

Are you looking for a challenge and excited about working in a fast-paced, innovative environment? We are seeking an experienced paediatric nurse to join our Emergency Department team. You will have experience with shift management, staff development and be able to provide first-rate care to critically ill children. We see a wide variety of patients, from those with primary care issues in our Urgent Care Centre, to trauma patients seen in the designated Major Trauma Centre for southwest London. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and be part of an evolving and developing service. Please read the job description carefully to ensure that you meet the experience criteria.

Main duties of the job

Ensuring nursing care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated.

To demonstrate clinical expertise in the care of patients receiving emergency or urgent care in the department.

To accurately assess and interpret clinical information about the patients' condition prior to medical intervention.

In conjunction with senior colleagues, be responsible for setting, monitoring and maintaining high standards of care within the multi-disciplinary team.

Maintaining personal contact with patients, relatives and carers; being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and act as an effective role model ensuring a friendly environment at all times.

To ensure nursing procedures are carried out in accordance with St George's Healthcare policy including taking appropriate actions in emergency situations.

Maintaining accurate and up to date nursing documentation and ensuring that confidentiality is respected.

Storing, checking and administering drugs in accordance with Trust policy.

To ensure appropriate prioritization and streaming of patients.

To use assessment skills to direct patients to appropriate care providers and areas of the department suitable to their needs.

To use advanced skills such as suturing, plastering and cannulation and PGD's to provide a seamless experience through the department.

About us

We are one of the country's largest and busiest acute NHS Trusts, serving a diverse population of more than 3.5 million people across south London and beyond.

Our main hospital site in Tooting and other healthcare locations provide a modern, dynamic, caring environment for excellent clinical care, education and research.

We employ around 9,000 dedicated staff across more than 40 different services and specialties. Every day, more than 2,000 patients attend our sites, mainly for outpatient appointments, elective surgery, and in our Emergency Department, made famous as the home of '24 Hours in A&E'.

You can find opportunities in a wide range of occupations and professions, from front-line doctors and nurses through to other health professionals, and essential support and corporate services - all working together to provide outstanding care every time for patients, and the communities we serve.

Whatever role you work in, we are committed to offering excellent learning and development opportunities and to supporting you in your careers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about job description and person specification for this role.

Person Specification

Professional / Clinical Qualifications, Experience


  • RCN or RGN
  • Minimum of 3 years post-registration experience
  • 2 years within Paediatrics A&E
  • Relevant post registration qualification at level 5/6
  • Safeguarding level 3
  • PILS or APLS
  • Practice assessor


  • Advanced studies leading to BSc or evidence of further professional development
  • Completed level RCN comp

Organisational Management


  • Well developed leadership skills.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care according to individual needs.
  • Demonstrate good written & verbal communication skills.


  • Evidence of implementing innovation in practice.

General / Personal


  • Enthusiasm for specialty.
  • Demonstrates caring and sensitive approach.


  • Understanding of Quality Assurance of Clinical Audit.

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