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Staff Nurse - Children's Emergency Department

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
We are currently looking for Qualified Children's Nurses ideally with experience of working with children in a acute setting who would like to become part of the CED team.

We would also welcome applications from adult nurses ideally with ED experience who we could offer a fixed term contract.

The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital is a CQC rated 'Outstanding' regional, dedicated children's hospital located in Brighton overlooking the sea, next to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

Main duties of the job

There is a full resuscitation room, minors/majors cubicles and a four bedded observation unit. We were the first children's ED in the country to have a dedicated sensory cubicle for children with additional needs.

This is your opportunity to work within the children's emergency nursing team and continue to develop your career. You will be working in a bright purpose built children's hospital with support from the children's nursing team and paediatric consultants. The CED team has a focus on multi-disciplinary learning in the department.

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic, energetic children's nurses with a skill for prioritising, delivering and organising emergency patient care. You will have a proactive and positive approach, with evidence of excellent clinical, teaching , managerial and inter-personal skills to lead, work alongside and motivate our multi-disciplinary team.

Informal visits / chats strongly encouraged

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 ourwell being 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 UHS 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

  • As a member of the multi-disciplinary team provides the highest standard of patient care.
  • Contributes to the smooth and efficient running of CED over a 24 hour period.
  • Continues to develop own knowledge and skills through locally agreed development plans and contribute to the development of others.
  • Contribute to working in partnership with other agencies.

  • Please see attached Job Description for full details.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse - Child Branch or Adult with Paediatric Experience.


    • Experience working with children in Acute setting
    • Recent course relating to Acutely unwell / injured CYP.
    • APLS

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


    Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital

    Eastern Road


    BN2 5BE

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