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Children Emergency Department Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024
Are you interested in a career in Children Emergency Nursing? If so there is a position here for you at East Kent. We are one of the largest acute Trusts in England and are in the enviable position of being surrounded by beautiful beaches and the Kent countryside but with easy links to the centre of London. So, whether you are interested in cathedrals, castles, exceptional grammar schools or chic and stylish restaurants, East Kent has something for everyone.

Main duties of the job

As a part of this role, you will learn to manage and develop a team of nursing staff as well as the day-to-day management of an Children Emergency Department. It is a demanding and yet rewarding post that will require you to utilise effective communication and problem-solving skills, along with complex urgent and emergency care knowledge and operational management.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Recent 5 years post registration
  • Recent 2 years at band 6 in acute children care setting as band 6
  • Leadership and management experience


  • Clinical supervision experience



  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload
  • Able to critically analyse and apply research to the clinical setting


  • Experience in governance
  • Experience in quality control



  • Nursing qualification
  • Mentorship


  • P-APLS
  • ALS

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital


TN24 0LZ

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