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Practice Development Nurse - Paediatric Accident & Emergency

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAs (Pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
North Middlesex University Hospital is one of London's busiest acute hospitals, serving more than 350,000 people living in Enfield and Haringey and the surrounding areas, including Barnet and Waltham Forest.

Every day, on average, we see in excess of 600 patients in A& E 15 babies are born in our maternity unit about 450 inpatients are cared for on our wards about 50 patients have major or minor surgery in one of our 10 operating theatres and about 800 people attend our outpatients clinics.

We provide a full range of adult, elderly and children's services across medical and surgical disciplines. Our specialist services include stroke, HIV/AIDS, cardiology (including heart failure care), haematology, diabetes, sleep studies, fertility and orthopaedics. Our sickle cell and thalassaemia department is nationally recognised as a leading centre for these diseases.

At North Middlesex University Hospital, you'll find a team that truly believes in living our values in everything we do. We are caring, we are fair and we are open.

Main duties of the job

We are really pleased to be able to go out for advert to recruit a Band 7 Paediatric Practice Development Nurse in our ED.

Our department see's 600 patients a day and is one of the busiest departments in London. We are a Good rated department on our journey to Outstanding and we are looking for exceptional nurse leaders to come on that journey with us.

We are looking for someone to lead practice development aspect of paediatric ED team of nurses and health care support workers, empowering them to provide outstanding care, the role incorporates leading the frontline to provide outstanding safety and quality at all times to our community and team. We are looking for experienced Paediatric ED nurse who understand the complexity and challenge that ED nursing has, but is willing to push boundaries, be a voice for nursing, teaching of clinical practice and create outstanding outcomes and an outstanding service for all.

You'll be joining a well-established and welcoming Nursing team and will be supported by the Matron team with great opportunities for development and education.

About us

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Hospital Trust (NMUH) is one of London's busiest healthcare providers, providing hospital care and community services for the 350,000 people living in Enfield, Haringey and beyond.

Our specialist services include HIV, cardiology, blood disorders, diabetes, fertility, sickle cell and thalassemia. In addition to a full range of cancer diagnosis and treatment services, the Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centre is based on-site and provides services to support cancer patients' wellbeing.

We also provide community services and have a dedicated 0-19 service for children and young people in Enfield so that they can get the best possible start in life. This includes health visitors and school nurses who are delivering the national Healthy Child Programme, which provides a structured framework for the delivery of key interventions to support the health and wellbeing of children and families from 0 to 5 and school aged children from 5-19. The 0-19 service aims to improve pathways and partnerships with services in the hospital and deliver excellent care for the children and families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Leadership & Care of Patients:
  • Lead allocated number of staff ensuring the promotion and maintenance of a high quality and safe standard of care
  • The maintenance of an acceptable environment for patients, staff and visitors reporting and taking appropriate action
  • Responsible for attending essential training/update sessions to retain clinical skills.
  • Reporting to the Matronany untoward incidents occurring in the department
  • Ability to complete relevant paperwork regarding untoward incident
  • Ensure that all forms of communication are used effectively in the interests of patient care
  • Care and control of medication and controlled drugs, ensure Trust systems used are for safe administration, the ordering and maintenance of stock
  • Ensure works within Trust/Unit policies in order to maintain professional, clinical and patient safety
  • To undertake advanced practical skills, such as ECG recording, wound management/application of the plaster casts, suturing, intravenous drug administration, cannulation and phlebotomy following successful completion of recognized training acceptable to meet the Trust policies and procedures and local standards.
  • Effective communication care information and manage queries to patients, their relatives/carers and the multidisciplinary team members
  • Attend team meetings on a regular basis and feedback to other team members.
  • Assess care needs, the development and implementation of programmes of care and participation in the evaluation of these with junior staff
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and expertise to take appropriate action in emergency situations
  • Monitor and maintain the highest standards of hand hygiene and environmental cleaning practices
  • Implement and monitor the principles of infection control and the prevention of cross infection with supervision
  • Manage own team of nurses, HCSW and flow coordinator

  • Person Specification

    Education and qualifications


    • RSCN
    • Post nursing qualification in a relation nursing speciality.
    • Educated to degree level.
    • Teaching qualification
    • EPALS

    Skills and abilities


    • Teaching and development skills.
    • Ability to use own initiative, work independently, be accountable and managing and balancing risk then documentation and ensuring all plans are well communicated.
    • Excellent computer skills. Excellent communication skills, verbally and non-verbally.
    • Understand and apply principles of nursing and AHP student assessment
    • Understand Data Protection, Equalities Act and Safeguarding.


    • Interviewing skills.
    • Skills in Root Cause Analysis.
    • Skills in dealing with DATIX and doing investigations.



    • Significant experience in leadership, preferably in paediatric ED/speciality.
    • Experience of implementing research and innovation into practice.
    • Experience of leadership and supporting junior staff/ student.

    Personal qualities


    • Ability to communicate with all without discrimination.
    • Flexible approach to work
    • Ability to work within a pressurised environment. 24/7

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

    Sterling Way


    N18 1QX

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