Junior Charge Nurse/Sister Paediatric ED

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Band 6
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Vacancies for Paediatric band 6 junior sister - Emergency Department

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 paediatric junior sister position 30 hours per week

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will join an established paediatric nursing team, working within a designated children's area in the Emergency Department. This is a fully rotational post and will be a shift pattern of days, nights, weekends and public holidays to ensure that there is 24 hour paediatric nursing cover at all times within the Emergency Department.

Blackpool has an extremely busy Emergency Department, treating patients who present with a variety of health care needs. The learning and development opportunities are vast. We consider the Department to be an innovative and creative environment for those nurses pursuing a career in Emergency nursing.

We can offer you, o A modern department with separate paediatric facilities. o Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs. o Clinical/safeguarding supervisiono Team working in all areas of the department.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Band 6 Junior sister, Emergency DepartmentGrade: Band 6Reports to: ED Department co-ordinatorAccountable to: Matron/Head nurseJob Purpose: Accountable within the team for ensuring that thestandard of nursing care is of a high level, quality beingof prime importance. Ensure adherence to agree Trustpolicies. Primarily to provide emergency nursing tochildren and their families attending A& E and to supportprovision of care to all client groups. Provide support tothe junior nursing team providing clinical/safeguardingsupervision.Infection prevention and control:The post holder must comply with all relevant policies,procedures and training on infection prevention andcontrolJOB ROLEA. MANAGING ACTIVITIESA1. Maintain activities to meet requirementsA1.1 Ensure all policies/protocols/standards are upheld.A1.2 Maintain Health and Safety for all staff, patients, visitors and membersof the multidisciplinary team following the Trusts policy.A1.3 Adhere to the Control of Infection policy.A1.4 Maintain knowledge of all department emergency procedures,equipment and major incident plan.A1.5 Participate in the deployment of a mobile team in the pre hospital caresetting.A1.6 Attend yearly updates for all statutory training.A1.7 Maintain a healthy, safe and productive work environment. A2. Manage activities to meet requirementsA2.1 Report and document accidents, incidents and losses

Person Specification



  • RSCN / RN Child
  • ePALS or APLS provider
  • Safeguarding children level 3
  • ENB 998/NST 307/Supervisor qualification


  • ePALS or APLS instructor



  • Significant post registration in an acute paediatric environment
  • Ability to take charge of an acute paediatric area on a shift basis
  • Experience of co-ordinating and implementing service improvement
  • Management/treatment of Minor injuries/ ailments
  • Understanding the role of research and development activities in ED
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the current issues affecting ED services including Clinical Governance, CQC recommendations and RCPCH standards
  • Effective leadership skills


  • Experience of shift leading in the ED
  • Teaching and presenting lectures to staff
  • Experience in completing and presenting research



  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Able to produce structured and relevant reports
  • Problem-solver and lateral thinker
  • Able to demonstrate success in managing and motivating people
  • Evidence of expanded Clinical Skills within portfolio
  • Evidence of leadership/managerial skills
  • Evidence of change management


  • Health promotion

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

whinney heys



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