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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - PCCU & CoMET (Paediatric Transport)

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jun 2024
Are you an experienced Paediatric Critical Care Nurse seeking a new challenge? There is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated nurse to join our Paediatric Critical Care management team and our Children's Emergency Transport Service (CoMET) to cover maternity leave.

Our Paediatric Critical Care Unit based in Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, has 14 beds comprising 8 Paediatric Intensive Care beds and 6 Paediatric High Dependency beds. We care for children under a wide range of specialities.

CoMET is the supra-regional Paediatric Critical Care Transport Service hosted by The University Hospitals of Leicester, in partnership with Nottingham University Hospital which launched in March 2017. CoMET is responsible for covering the East Midlands, providing advice and support for our 11 referring centres. The team operates a 24 hour acute transport service 7 days a week and a repatriation service in daytime hours to help create patient flow in our critical care beds within the region.

CoMET is based on a single site in Castle Donnington alongside our neonatal, adult and ECMO transport colleagues.

Applications are currently invited for nurses looking to join the Nottingham based part of this service, with successful applicants having the opportunity to work in both the PCCU in Nottingham and CoMET.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to work as a member of Children's Services nursing team, providing a high standard of clinical care and support to children and young people within the Paediatric Critical Care Unit and the Children's Medical Emergency Transport (CoMET) Service on a 50:50 basis.

The post holder will need to have team building skills and be able to demonstrate how they motivate and lead. Evidence of clear effective communication skills and ability to work autonomously is essential. You will be required to work flexibly as a member of the PCCU and CoMET and with support of the Senior nurse team ensure that standards are maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved. You will be expected to contribute and support the performance agendas.

You will have responsibility for the management and delivery of care within PCCU in the absence of a Band 7 Sister/Charge Nurse. You will also deputise when requested for the PCCU Senior Nurse including taking responsibility for the management of Children's Services when delegated by the Senior Nurse/Head Nurse.

The post holder must be a Registered Sick Children's Nurse or Registered Nurse (Child Branch) with a recognised children's critical care qualification and at least 2 years experience as a Band 5 Nurse in a children's critical care area. In addition they will need to hold a recognised teaching qualification.

The post holder will be based at the QMC Campus/ Castle Donington.

About us

In addition to the brief list above you must familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached to this advert prior to applying.

We are a major trauma centre and the Children's Critical Care Unit works closely with the Emergency Department, providing front line care for trauma patients. Nottingham Children's Hospital Critical Care provides an essential service for Neurology/Neurosurgical Spinal/Orthopaedic Oncology/Haematology Respiratory General Surgery and Rheumatology. The Hospital is also a provider of paediatric renal services for the region, which allows staff on the unit to be actively involved with kidney transplants and haemofiltration.

This is an exciting time to join Nottingham Childrens Hospital as we became the first Children's Hospital in Europe to achieve pathway to excellence accreditation in 2020. This makes Nottingham Childrens Hospital a special place to work. Not only does this show that we provide excellent care to patients and family's it is also recognition that we have fantastic teams, leadership at all levels and a huge array of development opportunities. Our staff are proud to work at Nottingham Childrens Hospital and all embrace the TEAM NUH ethos which we would love you to be part of.

As a Unit we are actively involved in national research trials which are supported by a research team within the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

More detailed information can be found in the job description and person specification attached, you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse
  • First degree or diploma in Nursing
  • SSSA training or equivalent
  • Specialty specific training
  • Complete APLS/EPLS or willing to complete


  • Formal leadership training
  • Evidence of teaching qualification other than SSSA



  • Significant post registration experience
  • Supervision and precetorship of staff/students
  • Evidence of link role/project work
  • Experience of providing feedback
  • Ability to manage team coordinate and escalate appropriately


  • Supported role development initiatives through evidence based practice council
  • Demonstrate evidence of supporting change in practice
  • Experience in audit or research



  • Efficiently and effectively convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relative/carers and staff
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team
  • An advocate for patients and junior colleagues
  • Ability to identify own learning needs and needs of junior staff


  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of local and national initiatives and the possible impact on nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



Derby Road



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