Children's Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

#teamED are seeking dynamic, motivated and dedicated Children's Nurses with a passion for emergency and trauma care, who are looking for the real life 24 hours in A&E. Our ideal candidate would have ED experience and be looking to continue their development within the Emergency care settling.

#teamED values the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to our department, creating a diverse and knowledgeable team who feel motivated and able to influence the future direction of our service.

So, if you would like to work in the emergency department caring for children and their families and are keen to develop you skills as an Emergency Children's Nurse then Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and #teamED is for you.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for triaging, planning, delivering and evaluating the personalised health and wellbeing care needs of children and their families in line with the Trust's Values & Nursing & Midwifery Professional Framework goals for example: vital signs and PEWS, early recognition and management of acutely ill children, safe transportation, fluid intake monitoring, ,ECGs, wound dressings, plaster casts, catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, blood transfusion, palliative and terminal care, care of central lines, admission and discharge.

About us

Our fantastic team consists of 19 Consultants, 5 Advanced Nurse Clinicians, a team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, experienced emergency Nurses both adult and child, Trauma Technicians and Healthcare assistants.

We are a forward thinking department with an emphasis on staff development and training, we believe that supporting our staff to grow and develop creates a great place to work and enables us to provide excellent care with compassion. The paediatric area is within the department and we are looking for people dedicated to improving the care of children in our area working together to achieve our goals.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.
  • Support and provide patient education and health promotion
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care
  • Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation
  • Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation
  • Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals

Please read the attached job description for more details.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • RN8 or RNC Children's Nursing Posts
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Appropriate NMC registration
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continuing education or development for more experienced band 5 nurses


  • Degree
  • Manchester triage trained

Knowledge & Experience


  • Willing to expand clinical role eg IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • Post registration experience in paediatrics


  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality eg surgery
  • Knowledge of Leadership and Management
  • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • Research and development

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