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Paediatric Deputy Unit Sister - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024
Amazon Children's Ward and Jungle Assessment Unit are located on the Peterborough City Hospital site for the NWAFT Trust and is a busy and dynamic Paediatric Acute inpatient Ward and New purpose built Paediatric Assessment Unit.

We are passionate about the care and quality that children receive within our unit and have state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest equipment that ensures children receive the very highest standards of healthcare. This gives their families the reassurance that the very best is being done for the people who mean the most to them.

Main duties of the job

We are a 30 bedded ward comprising of 12 en-suite cubicles, a 2 bedded fully equipped HDU area and 4 four bedded bays. Inclusive to this is an eight bedded Day surgery/Day care unit. We are a general paediatric unit receiving children from 0 - 18 years dependent on condition. We have a busy day surgery area within the unit and take up to 12 surgical patients per day.

Our New Jungle paediatric Assessment has opened in June 2021, it is a 11 bedded Paediatric assessment unit adjacent to the Amazon Children's where GP's and other health professionals can refer into for admissions and / or assessment, as well as taking patients on their journey from the Emergency Department.

On top of all the great things that we have to offer, we also pride ourselves on development opportunities for the team in their own career development, skills and knowledge.

*Please Note the advert may close sooner than the date advertised due to levels of interest, closing of the advert will happen with no notice*

*** Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

About us

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust. Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here area few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, implement and evaluate programmes of physical, social and emotional care for children and adolescents in line with current evidence, Unit policies and guidelines and NMC Code of Practice.
  • To develop an environment which supports the value of nursing care.
  • To act as an advocate for the children receiving care.
  • To liaise and communicate with other members of the nursing and multidisciplinary team in the planning and delivery of care.
  • To be involved in the development of evidence-based practice in theChildrens service and to encourage reflective practice providing a supportive framework to ensure that this takes place.
  • To initiate and support innovative change within the Nursing Service in line with current clinical and academic evidence, national standards and relevant reports.
  • To be aware and have an understanding of the guidelines relating to Child Protection issues.

Please see Job Description for further information

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • First level Registration
  • Experience within speciality/acute care area
  • Paediatric Nursing Qualification
  • Expert clinical role model who is committed to improvement of standards and patient care
  • Post registration qualification or course evidence in High Dependency Care level1 and/or 2 relevant to clinical speciality
  • Mentorship module or equivalent
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • PILS/ALS trained
  • Completed or undertaking a first level degree in Nursing/Health studies


  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Leadership course
  • Management qualification
  • Post registration qualification relevant to clinical speciality



  • Uses evidence base practice to support patient care delivery
  • Understanding of Healthcare Governance and its application
  • Demonstration of autonomous practice
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Experience of caring for children and young people within a Paediatric High Dependency or PICU environment


  • Experience of managing teams
  • Evidence of being a Reflective Practitioner
  • Previous management experience



  • Awareness of NHS and Children's priorities
  • Experience in Children's nursing sufficient to demonstrate strong clinical skills and effective leadership qualities
  • Ability to manage and lead a large team of staff

Key Skills


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal/liaison skills
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Innovative approach to professional issues
  • Change management skills.
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Flexibility in approach
  • Able to be self-disciplined in a demanding environment.
  • Body language and demeanour demonstrate high standards of professionalism.


  • Ability to be adaptive and work under own initiative.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively.
  • Evidence of networking across professional boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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