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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to work within our Children's Emergency Department (CED) .

CED provides emergency and urgent care to children in and around Derby and surrounding areas from birth to 18 years. It consists of a Children's Emergency Department and Paediatric Observation Unit at Royal Derby Hospital.

If you are dynamic, highly motivated and dedicated to making a difference within the emergency care setting for children and young people then this is the opportunity for you.

This post may involve cross site working with the Paediatric Urgent Care pathway at Queens Hospital Burton.

You will need to be able to demonstrate post registration experience in a Paediatric Urgent Care or Emergency Setting, with in charge experience.

Main duties of the job

You will assist the Senior Sister in ensuring care delivery and management of CED is implemented within agreed frameworks in accordance with Trust Policies and Procedures, values and behaviours.

The Sister/Charge Nurse takes responsibility and is accountable to delegated nursing care within the clinical environment. They provide nursing leadership and are accountable for patient, public and staff experience. They will lead, offer clinical advice and support management of services to ensure the delivery of high quality, effective and compassionate nursing care.

The role involves working as part of a nursing and medical team to provide urgent and emergency care to babies and children within CED at Royal Derby Hospital. You will be responsible for triaging and prioritising babies and children's medical needs as well as streaming them to alternative services and pathways.

You will plan, implement and evaluate holistic, individualised patient care in a safe and caring environment in the most efficient and clinically effective way whilst acting asthe patient's advocate and maintaining privacy and dignity.

Applicants must hold RSCN or RN child branch qualification.

Closing date of applications: 29th April 2024

Interview date: 13th May 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • RSCN / RN Child with current registration
  • Preparation for mentorship course or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Significant post registration experience
  • APLS or equivalent or prepared to undertake
  • Previous experience of Children's Emergency Care


  • Degree level study
  • Previous ward nurse in charge experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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