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Paediatric Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Amazon Children's Ward and Jungle Assessment Unit are located on the Peterborough City Hospital site for the NWAFT Trust and is a busy and dynamic Paediatric Acute inpatient Ward and Paediatric Assessment Unit.

We are passionate about the care and quality that children receive within our unit and have state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest equipment that ensures that children receive the very highest standards of healthcare. This gives their families the reassurance that the very best is being done for the people who mean the most to them. Our medical and surgical teams are also pleased to be able to access the technology that they need to deliver this level of care.

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE.

Main duties of the job

We are a 30 bedded ward comprising of 12 en-suite cubicles, a 2 bedded fully equipped HDU area and 4 four bedded bays. Inclusive to this is an eight bedded Day surgery/Day care unit. We are a general paediatric unit receiving children from 0 - 18 years dependent on condition. We have a busy day surgery area within the unit and take up to 12 surgical patients per day.

Our Jungle paediatric Assessment unit can take up to 16 patients and is adjacent to the Amazon Children's where GP's and other health professionals can refer into for admissions and / or assessment, as well as taking patients on their journey from the Emergency Department.

On top of all the great things that we have to offer, we also pride ourselves on development opportunities for the team in their own career development, skills and knowledge.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, implement and evaluate programmes of physical, social and emotional care for children and adolescents in line with current evidence, Unit policies and guidelines and NMC Code of Practice
  • To develop an environment which supports the value of nursing care.
  • To act as an advocate for the children receiving care.
  • To liaise and communicate with other members of the nursing and multidisciplinary team in the planning and delivery of care.
  • To be involved in the development of evidence-based practice in theChildrens service and to encourage reflective practice providing a supportive framework to ensure that this takes place.
  • To initiate and support innovative change within the Nursing Service in line with current clinical and academic evidence, national standards and relevant reports.
  • To be aware and have an understanding of the guidelines relating to Child Protection issues.

Please see Job Description for further information

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • RSCN/RN Child with NMC Registration
  • Mentorship module or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within speciality / acute care area
  • Post registration qualification or course evidence in High Dependency Care level 1 and or 2 relevant to clinical speciality
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Leadership Course
  • PILS/ALS trained
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Management qualification
  • Post registration qualification relevant to clinical speciality
  • Completed or undertaking a first level degree in Nursing/ Health Studies



  • Uses evidence base practice to support patient care delivery
  • Understanding of Healthcare Governance and its application
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Evidence of being a Reflective Practitioner
  • Demonstration of autonomous practice
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Experience of caring for children and young people within a Paediatric High Dependency or PICU environment
  • Expert clinical role model who is committed to improvement of standards and patient care.


  • Previous management experience

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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