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Paediatric Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - ED - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Are you passionate about leading the delivery of exceptional paediatric emergency services in an environment that truly values your expertise?

This is an outstanding opportunity to join our Emergency Team and become and integral part of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust family. As our new Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse, you will continue to further develop your skills and leadership capabilities under the mentorship of an inspiring team.

You will receive unparalleled support from our exceptional team as you manage your daily duties and rotate between the Urgent Treatment Centre and the Emergency Department. Our ED serves as the primary point of access for all emergencies providing treatment to more than 100,000 patients annually, with a workforce that reflects the diversity of the population we serve.

Strong teamwork and communication skills are crucial for success in this role. You will collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team comprising of paediatric registered nurses, paediatric resuscitation specialists, nurse practitioners and advanced clinical practitioners who will offer guidance and support every step of the way.

***Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

Main duties of the job

We will offer you a �1,000 welcome bonus in recognition of choosing to join #TeamNWAngliaFT.

We can offer you an excellent Competency and Development Programme to help you expand your knowledge and skills.

You will ensure the delivery of high-quality care for infants, children and young people who attend the Emergency Department in conjunction with the ED/Paediatric team, Clinical teams, Matrons, Practice Development Team (PDT) and the wider Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).

You will be expected to support and guide the development of the team and services to ensure the delivery of high-quality care to our patients and their families while encouraging a positive patient experience.

As a leader, you will be a role model to junior staff members providing clinical supervision and support to the team. You will also, be supporting a multi-disciplinary team in different areas of the Emergency Care setting as required.

If you require any further information or you want to request an informal visit, please contact Charlotte Mitchell, Paediatric Sister on 01733 673306 or

About us

We are committed to ensuring a work-life balance for all our staff by offering full-time and part-time roles, and 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 from our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 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)
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Maintain clinical credibility to act as a professional role model and take a lead role in the patients journey
  • Take responsibility for the organisation and day to day management of a team of staff giving care to patients
  • Supervise junior colleagues in the clinical environment
  • Assist in the general management of resources
  • Act up on occasions for the Paediatric Band 7 in their absence
  • Ensure that patient care remains a priority in inter-professional practice and that referrals to the MDT are timely and discharge planning takes place where appropriate.
  • Share best practice with colleagues and the wider MDT
  • Ensure practice is continually reviewed and developed, in liaison with the ED team and PDT
  • Uphold the Values and reputation of your profession and the Trust at all times.
  • Be open and candid with all service users about all aspects of care and treatment, including when any mistakes or harm have taken place.
  • Deliver all care in a compassionate and caring manner through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.
  • Manage the Paediatric area in ED to limit overcrowding and maintain patient flow.
  • Act as patient advocate through the application of ethical, legal and professional knowledge and skills as required
  • Working with the team and wider MDT to develop productive ways of working to deliver best care to patients. Identify new ways of working to improve the patient experience.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse
  • 3 years post registration experience
  • PILS trained
  • 2 years' experience working in ED
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Safeguarding level 3


  • Degree in Paediatric Nursing
  • Post registration additional courses. (HDU course)
  • Completion of or working towards a leadership programme



  • Extensive experience in: - Cannulation/Venepuncture - IV competent - Leading and supporting a team - Adaptable to be able to work in a demanding and busy environment - Comprehensive applied anatomy and physiology relevant to clinical area - Ability to function as part of the multi-professional team - Excellent understanding of safeguarding - Competent in Manchester Triage - Experience of looking after the critically ill/intubated child - Problem solving - Excellent written and verbal communication - Basic & advanced plastering - Wound management
  • Demonstrates an understanding of: - Accountability and responsibility - Link nurse role - Evidence based practice - Reflective practice - Awareness of current developments in healthcare and professional nursing relevant to area - Clinical governance relevant to role - Recognising the need to teach and assess the competency of others


  • Participation in change management project
  • Evidence of implementing innovation in practice
  • Experience in audit and research in effective change in nursing practice
  • X-ray requesting



  • Able to complete variety of shifts, including nights and weekends, to enable effective 24/7 service of Paediatric ED

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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