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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse- Emergency Department

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Dec 2023
If you are considering relocation to the Walsall area for a position within our paediatric department, please get in contact for further details of how we can support with relocation costs.

Our Team is passionate about providing outstanding 24 hour Paediatric Emergency Care to all our patients and we are seeking dynamic individuals who can flourish working within a fast paced and demanding environment. You will need extensive clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in the multidisciplinary team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an amazing team!

The department is supported by designated Practice Development Nurses and a dynamic team of Clinical Practitioners who will support you in developing your knowledge and skills including triage, EPALS, cannulation & phlebotomy, plastering and wound care.

We have recently opened our new urgent and emergency treatment centre, which has included an exciting opportunity to co-locate with our paediatric assessment unit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will liaise appropriately with all key members of the multi-disciplinary team and service users related to the specialty.Working under the direction of the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse the post holder will Be responsible for the delivery a high standard of individualised care for all patients.Ensure that care is appropriately planned, implemented and evaluatedWork with minimal supervision and take responsibility for and overseeing the care of paediatric patients who attend the Emergency DepartmentManage complex clinical situations, providing guidance, supervision and support to junior members of staffSupport the Senior Sister/ Matron to monitor the safety and quality of care ensuring the provision of safe, quality care and treatment for patients which delivers the best clinical outcomes and patient experience

About us

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be responsible for the delivery a high standard of individualised care for all paediatric patients presenting to the Emergency Department

Demonstrates competent clinical practice . Acts a clinical expert in the care of any child who presents to the Emergency Department

Manage complex clinical situations, providing guidance, supervision and support to junior members of staff in the Emergency Department.

To confidently delegate tasks and activities to a range of team members in relation to patient care

To promote a positive image of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust at all times.

To work cohesively with all members of the Emergency Department team inensuring that the very best service to patients and their families is provided at all times.

Maintain a personal, professional profile, identifying role and skill developments in line with the Scope of Professional Practice

Assist the senior sister by adhering to the procedures for the activation of the nurse bank/alteration of nurse duty rotas highlighting areas when paediatric nursing cover is compromised.

Person Specification



  • RSCN or RN (Child) - duel qualification would be advantageous
  • Accredited teaching course
  • EPLS / APLS provider


  • HDU / assessment course desirable



  • Significant experience at band 5 level.


  • A competent paediatric nurse with current assessment / management skills.



  • Must be able to perform cannulation/ phlebotomy/ administration of intravenous drugs
  • Must have sound knowledge of Emergency nursing/ Acute nursing/ clinical quality indicators
  • Must demonstrate good understanding of professional responsibilities and patient experience initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust


Walsall Manor Hospital

Moat Road



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