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Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Dec 2023
To work as part of the Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner (PENP) team within the Children'semergency department, independantly assessing and managing children and young people thatpresent with minor injuries.

Main duties of the job

This a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave and so the suitable candidate will have alreadydeveloped experience in managing paediatric minor injuries.We are looking for a dynamic and motived indivdual who puts the child/young person and theirfamily at the centre of their care. You will be working within a team of highly skilled PENP's andwithin an agreed scope of practice. You will independantly assess, diagnose and manage childrenand young people that present with a range of minor injuries. There will be support from the widerteam and CED consultants and there are great opportunities for continuing professionaldevelopment such as study days, MDT teaching and observing in paediatric orthopaedic clinics etc.The children's emergency department is a dedicated ED for children up until the age of 17 years. Wehave a large multdisciplinary team consisting of paediatric emergency consultants, junior doctors,Nurse Consultant, Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner, experienced paediatric nurses, nurseassociates and HCA's. We also have the ACORNS team - a children's outreach service and a youthworker.The Alex Children's hospital was rated as outstanding by the CQC. It is a standalone children'shospital on the same site at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To autonomously assess, investigate, diagnose, treat and refer or discharge children and young people attending the Emergency Department. This is carried out within the parameters of the Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioners (PENPs) scope of practice and Trust guidelines.
  • To have accountability, authority and responsibility to ensure a high quality patient centred service.
  • To be an effective role model and provide clinical expertise within the department.
  • To provide specialist knowledge to patients and staff in practical and theoretical aspects of paediatric injuries in the Emergency Department.
  • Where appropriate to work within the CED team on professional nursing issues and management of clinical governance issues
  • To participate in educational and training programmes for junior members of the team, including doctors within the department.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration RNC/RN with paediatric experience.
  • Minor Injury's and Physical Assessment course.
  • Experience working in acute/emergency setting treating acute injuries.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Childrens Emergency Department, Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital

Eastern Road



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