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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse - ED

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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We are excited to announce our Paediatric Emergency Department (PED), is looking for a Paediatric Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to join our friendly, supportive and motivated team of Paediatric Nurses and Paediatric Practitioners. The Paediatric Emergency Service is staffed as a specialist area within the Emergency Department, it works closely alongside the Adult emergency service and is collaboratively linked with our Paediatric inpatient services.

As a band 6, you will be expected to lead a team of band 5 nurses and nursing assistants in the day to day running of the department, leading the shift and setting an example of good practice.

Building links with the other paediatric departments and wider MDT teams, once you have been in the department for 6 months, you will also be expected to take on management roles with a dedicated team to manage with the support of the Unit manager. This will mean completing sickness reviews, annual reviews and support.

The Department offers a structured Educational Program, supported by the Practice Development Nurses and a dynamic team of Clinical Practitioners who will support you in developing your knowledge and skills. Along with hospital based educational opportunities, the Hospital is affiliated with Brighton University and University of Surrey.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, regarding the role please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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