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Registered Nurse - Paediatrics Emergency Department

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024
This position will not be supported for visa sponsorship.

All applicants are expected to have valid right to work document to work in the UK when applying for this position.

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to recruit a Registered Paediatric Nurse to our Paediatric Emergency Department. We are a busy and dynamic department, managing over 32,000 paediatric patients each year. We are looking for an enthusiastic and positive individual to join us in providing high quality and compassionate care. Our Paediatric ED is collocated with the Paediatric Assessment unit which has enhanced the ability to provide excellent service to the children and families we serve.

You will need to have excellent clinical skills, be adaptable to change and be able to complement and support the existing team of nurses and doctors. You will need to have current acute experience in a ward or department setting. At interview, you must be able to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge as well as knowledge of current healthcare initiatives.

Please note that applicants who proceed to interview will be expected to undertake and achieve a 95% pass mark on a basic drug calculation paper and patient assessment paper.

Please feel free to arrange a visit to the department.

Main duties of the job

To work primarily as a member of the Paediatric Emergency Department, but where required the post holder must be prepared to provide support to any other area of the emergency department.

To be responsible for the initial assessment of paediatric patients and the planning and evaluation of care without direct supervision.

To enhance the nursing role through the Scope of Professional Practice.

To support and supervise colleagues and to take part in an on-going teaching programme within this specialist area.

To deliver individualised, safe and quality care to all children presenting to paediatric ED.

To maintain a safe clinical environment.

To communicate effectively with members of the public and the multi-disciplinary team at all times.

To adhere to 'Our Values' for Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

To ensure that all areas of practice adhere to current NMC guidance.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

General responsibilitiesClinical ResponsibilitiesManagerial responsibilitiesProfessional responsibilitiesEducation and development responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, please see the detailed job description and person specification for further information.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Registered Paediatric Nurse on the NMC register
  • Diploma or degree in relevant subject, or equivalent experience
  • Committed to personal professional development


  • ENB 199 or equivalent
  • ENB 998 or equivalent (or accredited mentorship)
  • APLS or EPLS

Knowledge and Skills


  • Current evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of national quality initiatives
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children
  • Knowledge of confidentiality
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • IT Literate and able to use a range of Microsoft packages such as Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Able to prioritise and manage workload
  • Able to work under pressure
  • innovative
  • Able to work either as part of a team or on own
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to play an active role in service development
  • Able to act as the advocate for the woman/baby/family


  • Cannulation / Phlebotomy
  • ECG
  • Plastering
  • Wound Care
  • IV Additives
  • Broad knowledge of Paediatric ED environment and working practices



  • Current experience in an acute paediatric setting


  • ED experience
  • Teaching skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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