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Paediatric Senior Sister / Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
It is an exciting time to join Salisbury Emergency Department as a Band 7 we are in a period of transition with a new senior leadership team in post, and the band 7 paediatric lead position lends a unique opportunity to shape the changes in paediatric emergency care and pathways to feel the tangible differences you can make. Our paediatric service is co-located with our adult services and there will be a cross over of roles.

We currently have support from national teams NHSE and ECIST in developing new pathways in patient flow and a workforce model and strategy.

There are also opportunities to expand on leadership skills as you will be responsible for a junior team and OD& P elements of managing junior staff. A band 7 development program is currently being designed, you will have opportunity and support to train and work alongside the coach house in change management, to broaden your experience.

Salisbury Foundation Trust serves a mostly rural population we are also a designated Trauma Unit with a track record in handling major incidents successfully which offers a varied and challenging patient workload, and the number of attendances is growing. We currently see approximately 50,000 patients per year.

Main duties of the job

You will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge in paediatric emergency nursing and be able to translate this into effective nursing practice. You will need to be a team player, have proven leadership abilities, be energetic, proactive and committed to your own professional development and that of others.

You will be working in partnership with the ED Matron to manage and provide leadership to the nursing team. Working collaboratively with the Lead Clinician, Lead Paediatric Clinician and ED Service Manager, as well as the wider ED Senior team, to continuously improve and develop the service.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find the attached job description and main responsibilities for your kind perusal. Also, please go through the person specification for this job.

Person Specification

Experience and knowledge


  • 5 years ED experience as RN in ED/Demonstrable paediatric Experience, 2 years as a band 6
  • ALS
  • TNCC or equivalent
  • teaching and assessing qualification


  • masters degree
  • management qualification
  • Advance Life Support Instructor

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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