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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Children's and Young Person's Day Unit

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our paediatric team at Worthing Hospital. We are looking to appoint a forward thinking and enthusiastic nurse to work in our Children's and Young Person's Day Unit ( CYPDU). The successful candidate will work alongside the Children's ambulatory care manager to support the paediatric nursing team whilst maintaining responsibility for a safe and effective service.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be a proficient clinical practitioner who will be able to lead, influence and deliver effective care. They will take charge of CYPDU caring for children and young people with nursing needs. They will have a responsibility for ensuring care is coordinated and resources are used, effectively.
  • Ensuring the highest quality, effective and compassionate patient care is received by the child, young person and their families/ carers whilst on the unit.
  • Excellent, holistic and individualised nursing care will be delivered through assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating. This will be in line with local, Trust wide and National policies, procedures, values and behaviours.
  • Promoting a supportive learning environment in which to supervise and mentor student nurses, paediatric Nursery Nurses and Health Care Assistants.
  • The post holder will act as an advocate whilst demonstrating effective communication and listening skills which are age appropriate for the child and young person.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK'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 our Patient 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 our wellbeing programme for 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 UHSussex 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

AtUHSussex, diversity is our strength and want you to feel included to help as always put the Patient First. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to success. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddyto help new members settle in.Wereproud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.To provide quality care and assist and support team members with the assessment and delivery of care.

Ensure care is family focused and tailored to the needs of the child or young person.
  • Participate in the assessment, implementation and delivery of individualised patient care seeking guidance where appropriate.
  • To report on the condition of patients to the Clinical Leader/Medical staff, assisting them in ascertaining treatments and ensure these are carried out.
  • To ensure that all patients' data is accurately recorded.
  • Ensure that all patients have nutritional assessment and that individual needs are fully met.
  • Be responsible for the control and custody of all medication and drugs in accordance with Trust policy.
  • To administer drugs as prescribed, checking and witnessing controlled drugs.
  • Ensure safe effective discharge planning, involving the multidisciplinary team as necessary.
  • Take charge of a group of patients, taking into account patient/relative/carers wishes.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Experience in managing beds and patient flow
  • Substantial Paediatric Experience


  • Leadership/Management Course
  • PNA
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Physical Assessment
  • Evidence of Teaching and Assessing
  • Nurse prescribing

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

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