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Emergency Department Paediatric Junior Sister

Northampton General Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Paediatric Nurses to work within our new Paediatric Emergency Department.

We are looking for individuals with transferrable post registration experience, 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

Our Paediatric ED opened August 2021 and comprises of an Injury Service, 9 cubicle areas including a High Dependency Bay and an area designed specifically to care for children and adolescents who have presented with mental health concerns.

It also has separate child and adolescent waiting areas. Our Paediatric and Neonatal Trauma and Resuscitation bay is co-located in the Emergency Department.

Last year we saw in excess of 26 000 patients aged 0-18 years.

The Paediatric Emergency Department has close links with the Paediatric Unit within Northampton General Hospital which consists of a 7 bedded PAU with additional space for ambulatory patients, a 26 bedded medical ward with a 2 bed Paediatric HDU and an 18 bedded Surgical / Oncology ward. There is also a separate Neonatal intensive care unit. The Paediatric Emergency Department also has close links with the local CAMHS service.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is proud to be the first UK hospital to achieve the Pathway to Excellence accreditation. There are specific band 6 development programmes, and we are one of the first UK hospitals to introduce the Daisy Award this is an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the skilful and compassionate care that nurses provide every day.

Your personal and professional development opportunities would be supported by our Practice Development facilitator there are opportunities for further training and development within the speciality of Paediatric Emergency Nursing.

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






Job description

Job responsibilities

Supporting Clinical ExcellenceUndertake rapid assessment of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED)

Provide support to other clinical colleagues to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient care of patients

Liaise with the onsite GP, ED Consultants, ED Doctors, ED Nurses and MDT to ensure safe,efficient patient care

Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care decisions, delivered in a timely manner

Supply and administer medicines in line with Patient Group Directives and within scope of practice

Ensure complete and accurate documentation of every patient contact

Professional responsibilities

Adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and at all times work within own scope of professional practice

Ensure that professional practice adheres to organisational and NMC policies, procedures, and guidelines

Maintain confidentiality regarding information pertaining to patients and staff

Maintain a professional manner and act as a positive role model for all members of the ED team

Ensure accurate record keeping and documentation in line with local policy and NMC Code of Professional Conduct

Person Specification

Educations Training and Qualifications


  • Current NMC qualification
  • Registered Sick Children's Nurse
  • Extended clinical skills relevant to ED nursing


  • Mentorship course
  • ATNC/trauma course

Knowledge and Experience


  • 2 years post registration experience
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical knowledge in relation to Paediatric Emergency Care
  • Understanding of the NMC Code of Professional practice.
  • Extensive post registration ED experience.
  • Minor injury skills e.g plaster cast application, wound closure
  • Demonstrates an understanding of current developments in Paediatric Emergency Care and the National Health service


  • Minor injury skills e.g plaster cast application, wound closure.



  • Ability to foster teamwork and display leadership skills
  • Ability to deal with stressful and traumatic situations
  • Participate in patient moving and handling
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to succeed


  • Mentorship

Personal Qualities and Attributes


  • Commitment to personal and professional development of self and others
  • Self-motivated and works well under pressure
  • Excellent time management

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital


Northampton General Hospital

Billing road



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