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Paediatric Emergency Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per Annum (pro-rata) inc. of HCAS
Closing date
8 Mar 2024
The Paediatric Emergency Department is looking for a junior sister/charge nurse to join a friendly, dynamic and comprehensive team.

You will be responsible for leading a team of nurses under the supervision of the Senior Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and to lead the shifts in the absence of the Senior Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment of care needs on a wide range of different paediatric conditions that present to the Emergency Department.

On a shift-by-shift basis, co-ordinate and monitor the progress of patients along their critical pathway, reporting any variance from the pathway.

Have the ability to co-ordinate a shift as the nurse in charge being responsible for managing a team and ensuring patients receive safe care.

Take named responsibility for co-ordinating individual patient's discharge From the Emergency Department.

Ensure that all nursing practice within the clinical area complies with Trust Nursing policies and procedures.

To comply at all times with the NMC Code of Conduct.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the ED Sister/Charge Nurse in leading the nursing team, ensuring that high standards are met and maintained for all children and their families.
  • To support the ED Sister/Charge Nurse ensuring the departments ethos reflects the Trust values, and assist with the delivery of patient safety, a good patient experience and the effective running of the department.
  • To act as a skilled practitioner and senior nurse within the Emergency Department to ensure that the highest quality of care is given to patients.
  • Ensuring that all clinical practice is evidence based, in accordance with local and national standards for good practice.
  • To assist in the clinical management of the Emergency Department by ensuring the efficient and effective use of resources, and providing clinical leadership, supervision and support to the team.
  • In conjunction with the Clinical Matrons / Team Leaders and other Sisters /Charge Nurses facilitate the development of the service and personal development of all nursing staff within the clinical area of responsibility.
  • To take the lead on projects as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • Registered Sick Children's Nurse
  • Evidence of recent Continued Practice Development


  • APLS
  • Mentorship
  • Module in High Dependency Care
  • Module in Paediatric Emergency Care



  • Ability to take charge of a clinical unit
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good, effective interpersonal & communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Able to work without supervision
  • Teaching & assessing experience
  • Evidence of effective of change management
  • Knowledge of paediatric emergency medicine pathways
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issue


  • An understanding of clinical governance



  • Evidence of experience within emergency care or an acute setting
  • Evidence of up-to-date clinical practice
  • Able to demonstrate MDT working


  • Experience of audit
  • Experience of implementing change
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide teaching in paediatrics.



  • Triaging/streaming
  • IV medication
  • PGD
  • Plastering
  • Venepuncture
  • IV cannulation


  • X-ray requesting
  • Suturing
  • Nurse-led competencies



  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Assertive
  • Enthusiastic with a passion for nursing
  • Committed
  • Motivated and able to motivate others
  • Calm and objective.
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs of the service
  • Positive and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Able to think laterally
  • Interest in own professional development
  • Full time hours, shift work, flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road


GU16 7UJ

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