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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse - A&E - EDGH

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024
We are very busy Emergency Department, treating on average 50,000 patients a year. We are looking for a Band 6 Paediatric Sister / Charge Nurse to join our pro-active and dynamic team that delivers 24 hour care.

Are you a qualified registered Children's Nurse with broad and relevant post registration experience at Band 5 or above in ED paediatric nursing or general paediatrics, Then this is your opportunity to help shape the development of children's designated emergency care area within Emergency Department.

You will be part of an amazing team of paediatric nurses working in the Emergency Department, providing care being confident in the role of patient's advocate in order to maintain safe and compassionate care of children and families within ED.

A minimum of 2 yrs post-qualification experience in an urgent care setting is desirable.

The post is challenging but will provide you with varied experience and opportunities for professional development within a friendly and supportive team. You will be supported to work in all areas of the Emergency Department minors / triage / majors' paediatrics and the resuscitation room. The paediatric nursing team work closely with the Emergency Nurse Practitioners who are an invaluable source of education, experience and skill in extended minor injuries and illness. There is also regular sim and in house training days which you will have the opportunity to attend.

Main duties of the job

Monitor standards of paediatric nursing care and take appropriate action to maintain and improve them.

To respond to patients and their relatives/carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required.

To provide children and carers/parents on-going referrals for support/treatments when necessary in the community.

To provide assessment, recognition, prioritisation and evaluation of children with minor injuries /serious illness /injury presenting for urgent care.

To manage paediatric minor illnesses and minor injuries within scope of competency using PGD where available and seek clinical support from U& EC consultants or paediatric consultants or senior paediatric doctor when required.

To effectively manage and develop the nursing team within the Urgent and Emergency centre and provide professional and clinical leadership in the delivery of high quality, safe, cost effective care to children and families.

To develop the role of the Paediatric Nurse Practitioner/ Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner, assisting in meeting the standard of all children being assessed, treated and discharged / admitted within 4 hours of arrival.

You will be part of an amazing team of paediatric nurses working in the Emergency Department, providing care being confident in the role of patient's advocate in order to maintain safe and compassionate care of children and families within ED.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse with active registration
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Educated to degree level
  • EPALS/APLS certificate
  • Evidence of relevant post-graduate courses / training in speciality
  • Child protection qualification (or to complete in post)


  • Practice Educator
  • Physical Assessment skills
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Minor injury qualification
  • Minor illness qualification
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner qualification



  • Broad and relevant post registration experience.
  • Extensive experience within acute Paediatric speciality.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Experience of leading shifts in Emergency or Acute Paediatric Department.
  • Urgent and emergency care experience
  • Community paediatric experience
  • Working across professional boundaries
  • Working autonomously.
  • Involvement with audit and implementation of change

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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