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Paediatric Staff Nurse

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonard's on Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated children's nurse who is passionate about providing high standards of care to CYP and their families within the outpatient and planned care setting. Full supportive training will be provided on induction to the successful candidate.

We are looking to appoint a paediatric staff nurse to join our recently refigured service within the children's outpatients setting. The role will be supporting the delivery of clinics including Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Bowel and Bladder. The service also supports specialist clinics from tertiary hospitals and the team undertake nurse led testing in areas such as Endocrine and Allergy. The role will be supported by a OPD and Planned care Matron.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to supporting JD.
  • To be responsible for the effective running of delegated pediatric clinics within a wide range of specialties ensuring all aspects of the outpatient pathway are met to a high standard.
  • To assist the Matron/Charge Nurse in the management of Outpatient Clinics, as directed.
  • To assess the needs of allocated patients, implementing and evaluating programs of care without supervision, using evidence-based practice, and to ensure that documentation on patient care and observations is completed and signed. To liaise with staff internally or externally with changes to the patient's condition, treatment and needs.
  • To participate in the provision of nurse led clinics in the speciality held and to hold the appropriate competency for the speciality chosen.
  • To report any change in the condition of patients to the clinician or nurse in charge.
  • To deal effectively with a collapsing person or other emergency situation in line with Trust policy.
  • To assist the clinicians with any process and procedure necessary for the examination, investigation and treatment of patients, and to conduct these tests and investigations according to local policies.
  • To obtain patient's results using computerised systems, in accordance with the Trust's data protection and confidentiality policy.
  • To be responsible for updating information on clinic delay times using verbal and electronic communication.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only �30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will support the delivery of safe and effective activity within the paediatric OPD and Planned Care across site.

Carry out all relevant forms of nursing care and patient management for children from birth to 16 years (this age may be extended for CYP with chronic/complex conditions).

Maintain standards of care by participation in education and governance systems relating to childrens nursing.

Must perform at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, being aware of his/her professional accountability.

Rotate within the Paediatric Outpatients areas to provide and maintain specific clinical skills including venepuncture, allergy testing, food challenges, and assisting in the provision of a safe, efficient service.

Take charge of the outpatient area as delegated in the absence of the department Matron or his/her deputy.

To be a role model for junior staff.

Present a professional image to patients, parents, and any other contacts.

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of diploma level / degree level study
  • Registered Paediatric Nurse on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Additional Nursing Qualifications i.e A1/NVQ Assessor award /mentorship



  • Recent experience within the NHS or similar organisation
  • Generic experience in an acute care setting
  • Knowledge of quality, audit and research
  • Ability to manage a clinical case load
  • Demonstrate an up-to-date skills inventory to include Basic Life Support, drug calculation and use of infusions


  • Experience within specialities relevant to Paediatric Outpatient caseload
  • Experience of working in a hospital environment

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


cross site

The Ridge St Leonard's on Sea TN37 7RD

St Leonard's on Sea

TN37 7RD

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