Staff Nurse - Paediatric Emergency Nursing Team

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
Job summary


The post holder will become a part of the Paediatric Emergency Nursing (PEN) team. A team ofPaediatric Nurses at Band 5 level will work closely with the Paediatric Assessment Units (PAU), and provide in-reach care to children attending the Emergency Care Centre (ECC) at each hospital site.

The operating hours for this service are currently 9am to 9.30pm which equates to an 11.5 hour shift with an hour unpaid break, seven days a week. Due to on-going service development the operating hours from October 2023 will be 8am to 11pm. Therefore, from this date there will be a 8am to 8:30pm shift and a 10:30am to 11pm shift.

There is a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to oversee the management of this team and provide clinical expertise for children being cared for in an ECC.

The purpose of the PEN team is to:
  • see children in the ECC to deliver a high-quality standard of care to them and their families
  • work closely with all relevant professionals to ensure there is a collaborative approach to providing care and addressing safeguarding matters
  • to promote safe and effective care to children 24/7
  • to ensure timely discharge or transfer to an assessment/inpatient bed
  • to educate their colleagues in the care of a child in an ECC and develop the competencies of all ECC nurses
  • be a good role model
  • ensure positive patient experiences

We will now be accepting applicants from newly qualified Children's Nurses, and those due to qualify in 2023

Main duties of the job

Our Paediatric Emergency Nursing (PEN) team is continuing to grow, and is now looking for further Band 5 Paediatric Nurses, to work with us in caring for children within our emergency departments at Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals.

The successful applicant will be working closely and alongside the existing team of Paediatric Nurses in the Paediatric Assessment and Observation Unit (PAOU), nursing staff and medical staff in ECC, along with other specialities.

We are working in a 'flying squad' model acting as an advocate for children in ECC who are acutely unwell, and their parents/carers, in being a role model for all staff, showing respect for colleagues, always acting with kindness and having the courage to challenge practice that does not meet the needs of children.

Experience working with children in an ECC and/or Paediatric Assessment Unit would be an advantage, training will be given for skills required for minor injuries as described in the job description.

This position will be based at either Scunthorpe General Hospital or Grimsby Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, within our cross-site service. You will be responsible to a Band 7 Sister working across both sites.

Working hours are currently 9:00-21:30 day shifts. Due to service development the shift pattern is going to change from October 2023. There will be 2 shifts, one commencing at 8am until 8:30pm and the second 10:30am until 11pm. You would not be rostered a 10:30am to 11pm then a 8am start the next day.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values; kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

'Now that we have built our team of skilled and experienced Children's Nurses, we can offer this opportunity to newly qualified Children's Nurses, and those due to qualify soon, for the very first time. We can now provide excellent support to you during a period of preceptorship within our team.'

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • oRegistered Sick Children's Nurse/RN(Child) currently validated on the NMC register or due to qualify as RN in 2023


  • oFirst Level degree (HEI 6)
  • oRelevant specialist post basic education e.g A&E Course,
  • oAdvanced Paediatric Life Support provider

Occuptional Experience


  • oExperience of working on own and as part of a team
  • oEvidence of commitment to personal development


  • oPrevious ECC/PAU experience

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