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Paediatric Lead Nurse - Emergency Department

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
An opportunity has arisen for a Substantive Lead Nurse in our Paediatric Emergency department - this is to support the quality and safety agenda and to ensure that our paediatric patients receive a high quality of care at the National standard. Their main responsibilities will be the line management of staff within the department and development of paediatric pathways.

The post holder will be expected to support the Paediatric and Adult Department with the day to day operational running of the whole department.

The post holder will be required to carry out a full range of practical procedures from their speciality during their clinical time within the Paediatric Emergency Department and have the high standards of communication skills which will provide assurance to all aspects of management, leadership and quality of care.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure that staff have a clear understanding of their duties and responsibilities and of the standards of performance and conduct expected of them throughout the 24hour period.
  • To provide support and supervision for staff and looking for ways to maintain well-being within the department
  • To help develop pathways to facilitate appropriate admissions, and timely discharge to meet the needs of the service.
  • To take responsibility for proactively developing, implementing and reviewing clinical practices to ensure that they are safe and cost effective.
  • To assist the matron to manage the overall paediatric budget.

  • About us

    Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

    The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

    Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    This is an exciting opportunity to join the Royal Berkshire Emergency Department leadership team as Paediatric Lead Nurse

    They will work along side two Adult Lead Nurses to help effectively lead, motivate, supervise and direct staff to ensure that time and resources are managed across the whole department through teamwork.

    Person Specification

    Supporting statement


    • RGN
    • Emergency Department -Qualification
    • Leadership
    • Mentor


    • Paediatric RGN

    Demonstrable evidence


    • RGN
    • Emergency Dept -Qualification
    • Leadership
    • Mentor
    • 4 years experience in ED- at least 2 years at Band 7
    • Evidence of professional development


    • Sign off Mentor

    Evidence of development


    • Quality & safety
    • Identifiable Leadership

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


    Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust

    Craven Road


    RG1 5AN

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