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Staff Nurse - Paediatric Emergency Nursing Team

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details


The post holder will become a part of the Paediatric Emergency Nursing (PEN) team. A team ofPaediatric Nurses at Band 5 and Band 6 who work closely with staff within the Emergency Department, the Paediatric Assessment Units (PAU), and inpatient wards at each hospital site.This is a career development pathway, when the skills are evidenced against the Band 6 criteria the post holder will be uplifted to a Band 6. If the applicant meets the criteria at offer of employment, they will commence employment at a Band 6.

The operating hours for this service was expanded to 8am -11pm subsequently we have a 2-shift profile. This is an 8am to 8:30pm shift and a 10:30am to 11pm shift, which equates to an 11.5-hour shift with an hour unpaid break, seven days a week. This is with the plan for further expansion to 24hour role.

There is a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to oversee the management of this team and provide clinical expertise for children being cared for in an ECC.

The purpose of the PEN team is to:
  • see children in the ECC to deliver a high-quality standard of care to them and their families
  • work closely with all relevant professionals to ensure there is a collaborative approach to providing care and addressing safeguarding matters
  • to promote safe and effective care to children 24/7
  • to ensure timely discharge or transfer to an assessment/inpatient bed

Please only apply for this position if you are a registered nurse with NMC PIN. We welcome applications from internationally educated nurses that require OSCE support and training via an alternate route please see the following link Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from Red List Countries as per NHS Employers and WHO guidance.

Main duties of the job

Our Paediatric Emergency Nursing (PEN) team is continuing to grow, and is now looking for further Band 5 and 6 Paediatric Nurses, to work with us in caring for children within our emergency department at Scunthorpe and Grimsby Hospitals.

The successful applicant will be working closely and alongside the existing team of Paediatric Nurses in the Paediatric Assessment and Observation Unit (PAOU), nursing staff and medical staff in ECC, along with other specialities.

We are working in a 'flying squad' model acting as an advocate for children in ECC who are acutely unwell, and their parents/carers, in being a role model for all staff, showing respect for colleagues, always acting with kindness and having the courage to challenge practice that does not meet the needs of children.

Experience working with children in an ECC and/or Paediatric Assessment Unit would be an advantage, training will be given for skills required for minor injuries as described in the job description.

This position will be based at Scunthorpe General Hospital or Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, within our cross-site service. You will be responsible to a Band 7 Sister working across both sites.

About us

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • oRegistered Sick Children's Nurse/RN(Child) currently validated on the NMC register or due to qualify as RN in 2023


  • oFirst Level degree (HEI 6)
  • oRelevant specialist post basic education e.g A& E Course,
  • oAdvanced Paediatric Life Support provider

Occuptional Experience


  • oExperience of working on own and as part of a team
  • oEvidence of commitment to personal development


  • oPrevious ECC/PAU experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust



Scunthorpe General Hospital


DN15 7BH

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