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Staff Nurse

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Paediatric Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital and the Childrens Urgent Care Centre at South Tyneside are looking to recruit motivated and dynamic qualified childrens nurses to join their team in delivering quality urgent and emergency nursing care to the paediatric population.

The successful candidates will be joining a team of over 70 experienced qualified nurses, nurse practitioners and health care assistants who see and treat in excess of 40,000 patients across both sites each year and will be involved in all aspects of nursing care to children with conditions ranging from minor trauma through to major medical presentations

This is an exciting time for individual development as we enter a new era of emergency care delivery across Sunderland and South Tyneside. The post holder will be based at the Paediatric Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital but will also have the opportunity to rotate to the Childrens Urgent Care Unit at South Tyneside District Hospital to help enhance their skills and knowledge in looking after children requiring non-urgent, urgent and emergency treatment.

Main duties of the job

Under the Urgent and Emergency Care Directorate, the new state-of-the-art Paediatric Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital briefly comprises of an independent paediatric reception desk and waiting area, 2 triage rooms, a 6 bedded high acuity area, which includes 2 high dependency bays and an adolescent mental health room, a resuscitation suite, a 5 bedded low acuity area and an 8 bedded short stay assessment area.

South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust boasts the only dedicated Childrens Urgent Care Unit in the region. Set up in August 2021, the unit is nurse-led and treats children who present with a range of minor injuries and minor illnesses. It consists of an independent reception, 2 waiting areas, an initial assessment room, 4 assessment bays, and a treatment room.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Applicants must be highly motivated individuals who can demonstrate a genuine desire to contribute to paediatric urgent and emergency care across Sunderland and South Tyneside. The successful candidates will be registered childrens nurses who can demonstrate a friendly, honest and caring attitude and are willing to develop their skills, knowledge and role within the departments as their experience grows.

Recent exposure working in an acute paediatric environment is essential and previous experience in a Paediatric Emergency Department/Urgent Care Centre would be desirable. You will also be expected to demonstrate a reliable work record, flexibility in working hours and evidence of continued professional development.

The departments offer a 24 hour service and staff work on a rota with varying shift patterns to ensure the service needs are met.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.



  • NMC Registered Nurse or evidence of qualification if newly qualified.


  • Degree in Nursing.
  • Clinical Teaching experience.
  • Mentorship preparation.
  • Teaching qualification.



  • Experience of working in an acute hospital or community healthcare setting.


  • Recent experience of working as a registered nurse.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of IT such as Microsoft Office.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Knowledge of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of evidence based guidelines e.g. NICE guidelines, NPSA alerts, current nursing legislation.


  • Venepuncture and cannulation competency.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road



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