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Trainee Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Band 6 moving to Band 7 when competencies are met

The Paediatric Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital and the Childrens Urgent Care Centre at South Tyneside are looking torecruit an experienced nurse to join our established and highly valued team of Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioners in our state of the art facilities.

This is an exciting time for individual development as we begin a new era of emergency care delivery across Sunderland and South Tyneside. The post holder will be based at Sunderland Royal Hospital but will rotate between the Paediatric Emergency Department at SRH and the Childrens Urgent Care Unit at South Tyneside District Hospital on a regular basis to enhance their skills and knowledge in care delivery to children requiring non-urgent, urgent and emergency treatment.

The posts are initially offered as Band 6 trainee Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner positions and the successful candidates will operate in a supernumerary capacity for a period of 6 months until specific competencies have been met. The post holders will progress to a Band 7 Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the end of the 6 month supernumerary period provided all competencies have been achieved and that you meet the essential criteria of the Band 7 ENP role

Main duties of the job

The role will allow you to develop your assessment, diagnostic and patient management skills within the Paediatric Emergency Department, Childrens Short Stay Assessment Unit and Childrens Urgent Care Centreand you will be involved in all aspects of care to children with conditions ranging from minor trauma through to major medical presentations

The successful candidate will be joining a team of over 70 experienced nurse practitioners, qualified nurses and health care assistants who see and treat in excess of 40,000 patients across both sites each year and you will be responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating children with a wide range of clinical conditions which will include both medical and trauma cases.

Applicants who can demonstrate a high level of motivation and who possess an excellent and wide ranging standard of clinical skills are invited to apply for this post. The successful candidate will demonstrate a friendly, honest and caring attitude and should be intent on delivering a high quality service to children and their families within the emergency and urgent care environment across the gamut of minor injury to the critically unwell child. Previous experience is desirable and education/supervision opportunities are continuous to allow you to develop skills and knowledge with an ongoing educational package and competency framework.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description for full duties

Training will be provided through a structured teaching programme and you will be supported throughout by a PEM Consultant Clinical Supervisor. You will be expected to rotate between the Paediatric Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital and the Childrens Urgent Care department at South Tyneside District Hospital

The Paediatric Emergency Department provides a 24 hour ENP service and the Urgent Care Centre a 7 day a week 8am 11pm service therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate a reliable work record and flexibility in working hours.

Previous post registration experience of working in a Paediatric Emergency Department or similar environment is essential.

Person Specification

Skills & Knowledge


  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles/professional practice issues.
  • Clinical teaching experience.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of IT packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to clinical practices appropriate to the post.


  • Project management skills.



  • Registered Childrens Nurse.
  • Degree in nursing studies or evidence of currently working towards this (UK equivalent).
  • Mentorship certificate/ Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Clinical skills accreditation or evidence of currently working towards.


  • Leadership and Management course.
  • Qualification in specialty.
  • Non-medical prescribing or willingness to complete.



  • Experience of care delivery.
  • Experience of the specialist which would normally be gained through working as a Band 5.
  • Experience of leading a team/supervising junior staff.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Experience of coordinating care for a caseload of patients.

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Able to travel access sites.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road



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