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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Paediatric ED & AU

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Do you have a passion for Paediatric Nursing and want to develop your career further within a Children's Unit in Ipswich Hospital?

We are looking for experienced Paediatric Junior Sisters/Charge Nurses to join our friendly, forward-thinking team.

Our Paediatric Emergency Department & Assessment Unit are seeking to recruit an individual who is competent in the high dependency care of the acutely injured or unwell children and have emergency department skills and experience.

Demonstrating good communication and a professional manner will be paramount in all aspects of your work, as well as a desire to identify, implement and evaluate new methods of work and patient care.

This is full time post but part time will be consider for right candidate.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess and initiate safe and effective care to children presenting to the urgent care setting.
  • To recognise a sick child and initiate immediate care as appropriate according to Trust Guidelines, policies and Protocols.
  • Assist patients to fulfil the activities of daily living
  • Assist, plan, implement and evaluate individual programmes of care in partnership with patients and relatives/carers
  • Accurately observe patient's condition and initiate appropriate action
  • Administer medication safely to patients, including IV and Controlled drugs
  • Actively participate in effective discharge planning
  • Maintain accurate, timely patient records and relevant data collection
  • Communicate effectively with patients, visitors and staff
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the Multi professional team.
  • Participate in patient/carer education e.g. advice about patient's condition/needs, health promotion in particular in relation to endocrine conditions.
  • To safely use clinical equipment relevant to own work area.
  • Have training to order investigations and blood tests within scope of practice.
  • Undertake venepuncture and Cannulation as appropriate once trained.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and responsibilities of this role, please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN:Child (Part 8 or 15 of the NMC Register)
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support Certificate (APLS/EPALS)


  • Leadership / management course (LEO)
  • High Depencancy Qualification



  • Proven experience at Band 5
  • Experience at co-ordinating Shifts
  • Supervising and assessing students and junior members of the team


  • Evidence of RCN Emergency Department Competencies level 1 acheived (or equivalent)
  • Enhanced role - eg venepuncture, cannulation.
  • Evidence of involvement in identifying and implementing change to enhance service provision



  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relevant to children and young people
  • Understanding and application of clinical governance
  • Understanding of role and responsability regarding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults


  • Advanced Computer skills
  • Experience of implementing and undertaking research and audit

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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