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Paediatric Staff Nurse-Emergency Department

Northampton General Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum / pro rota
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Paediatric Staff Nurses to work within our new Paediatric Emergency Department.

We are looking for individuals with transferrable post registration experience or a recent Emergency Department sign off placement who also have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills.

If you are confident, motivated, willing to learn and extend your practice as opportunities arise we would be excited to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To deliver exemplary nursing care to all Children presenting to the Emergency Department at Northampton General Hospital whilst working within a team of dynamic and motivated healthcare professionals

The opportunity to develop personally and professionally is encouraged, this is supported with clinical supervision and opportunities to attend relevant training and courses.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act at all times, with regard to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct.

To be aware of and adhere to the Trusts policies and guidelines.

To be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care maintaining the highest standards possible at all times.

The individual will work predominately in the Paediatric area but will be asked to flex to adult areas as per demand of department

To liaise with members of the health care team and patients families to discuss care appropriate to individual patients.

To have a patient focussed approach to care, ensuring that each individual patient has the best care possible.

To be motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge.

To be responsible for the accurate documentation of nursing information and be aware of the necessity, at all times, for effective written and verbal communication.

To utilise the best practice available, utilising research and/or evidence based practice at all times.

To support both senior and junior members of staff and students, demonstrating commitment and loyalty to the profession and the Directorate.

To help create a positive working environment for all members of the health care team, promoting positive working practices at all times.

To attend and participate in department meetings, helping to implement change as required.

To attend a regular performance review with the Ward Sister, Charge Nurse or Senior Nurse.

To assist in the ordering and storage of supplies ensuring that the most cost effective use is made of resources.

To accept personal responsibility for identifying own educational needs and professional development.

To assist with teaching, mentoring and the supervision of staff, thus actively participating in maintaining a positive clinical learning environment.

To advise patients, where appropriate on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness and accidents.

Person Specification



  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Willingness to acquire new skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a physically, mentally and emotionally challenging environment.
  • Physical effort is required to move patients and equipment.


  • Venepuncture, cannulation, suturing, plastering and other extended roles.
  • IV drug competency.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Recent awareness of current issues in Emergency nursing and child health.


  • HDU experience.

Education, training and qualifications


  • Registered Children's Nurse.


  • Minor injury experience.

Key Competencies, Personal Qualities and Attributes


  • Positive attitude.
  • Motivated and innovative.
  • Excellent team worker.
  • Display dedication to the development of the team and the department.

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital


Northampton General Hospital




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