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Paediatric ED Staff Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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We have vacancies for the role of a Paediatric staff nurse within the Emergency Department.

For this post you should be a children's nurse, we will consider newly qualified RCN's and adult trained nurses that have some Paediatric experience. The department is led by a Senior Paediatric Sister and supported by Practice Development Nurses devoted to the development of the nursing team. You will join a dedicated team of experienced and motivated paediatric nurses, PEM consultant and a Paediatric Consultants available at peak times.

To cover peak times, we will be flexible with shift patterns, with long days and nights and twilight shifts.

Main duties of the job

Our Emergency Department offers an educationally focused environment that allows nurses to professionally grow and develop a vast repertoire of clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. To ensure this we have strong links with local Universities and regional specialist centres whoarecommitted to delivering work-based educational initiatives. We have a structured pathway leading to both your professional and career development.

Training for this role will include minor injuries, paediatric intermediate life support, trauma, mental health study day, Paediatric ED course, patient group directives, we provide monthly insitu simulation or use the sim lab and monthly well-being sessions.

We have very strong nursing leadership and can offer support from our substantial senior team, which includes our Paediatric and ED Matrons and Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • RSCN/ RNChild


  • Degree
  • Intravenous additives course

Experience and knowledge


  • Previous experience of speciality
  • Knowledge of current clinical evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current changes in the NHS and wider agencies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance.
  • Knowledge of local community and understanding of multi-cultural, racially diverse population.
  • Knowledge of current professional issues relating to nursing.
  • Understanding of equal opportunities.
  • Understanding of patient confidentiality.


  • Awareness of structure and organisation of the wider NHS including policy and strategy



  • Competency in medication administration including IV medications
  • Ability to support and manage a case-load of patients including assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to provide health promotion and education to patients and their carer's.
  • Ability to organise and deliver a high standard of research based clinical nursing care.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal and counselling skills.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with members of the Primary Health Care Team and other agencies.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise work.
  • Ability to act as a role model and leader to others and motivate a team.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what needs to be learned to do current job better
  • Computer skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tunbridge Wells


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