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Paediatric Emergency Department Sister/Charge Nurse - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
*** Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

Are you passionate about delivering top-notch nursing care to children and adolescents in their most critical moments? Do you thrive on dynamic clinical leadership and envision shaping a team to its highest potential? Look no further - our Emergency Department is seeking a dedicated Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse to spearhead our efforts in providing exceptional care to the under 18 age group.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of young patients and their families during some of their most challenging moments. If you're ready to take your paediatric nursing career to the next level and leave a lasting impact, apply now to join our dynamic team!

Main duties of the job

  • To proactively lead the paediatric nursing team to ensure the delivery of high quality and clinically effective patient care.
  • To advise on, and be actively involved in, the management and ongoing development of paediatric services within the Emergency Department.
  • To support and assist in the professional development of all staff with regards to high quality paediatric care and child safeguarding issues.
  • To communicate effectively and co-ordinate multidisciplinary work within agreed timeframes.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you

o 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)

o NHS Pension Scheme:

o Flexible working opportunities

o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays

o Career development and training

o Wellbeing support and activities

o In-house physiotherapy Service

o On-site canteens with subsidised meals

o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).

o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate paediatric care within agreed guidelines and pathways.
  • Ensure patient safety at all times and that patients and relatives needs are met in a courteous, helpful, and compassionate manner.
  • Act as clinical leader and role model, sharing expertise with colleagues.
  • Deliver high quality and evidence-based nursing care, and ensure that colleagues maintain the same through ongoing training and audit.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of patient care, and ensure that colleagues maintain the same.
  • Promote effective relationships between the multidisciplinary team, both within the immediate clinical environment and across the wider Trust.
  • Ensure that any risks to effective patient care are raised through the appropriate channels.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Children's Nurse, at least 5 years post qualification
  • Recognised mentorship qualification
  • PILS
  • Trained to Level 3 Paediatric Safeguarding


  • Registered General Nurse or equivalent allied health professional
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • APLS
  • TNCC



  • Previous experience as a Registered Children's Nurse, at least AFC Band 6 level
  • Minimum 6-months Emergency Department experience
  • Experience with management of junior staff


  • Experience with budgetary control
  • Experience of recruitment and selection processes
  • Experience of effective complaints management
  • Experience of effective incident investigations

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital


PE29 6NT

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