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Paediatric Emergency Department Sister/Charge Nurse - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Are you passionate about delivering top-notch nursing care to children and adolescents in their most critical moments? Do you thrive on dynamic clinical leadership and envision shaping a team to its highest potential? Look no further - our Emergency Department is seeking a dedicated Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse to spearhead our efforts in providing exceptional care to the under 18 age group.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of young patients and their families during some of their most challenging moments. If you're ready to take your paediatric nursing career to the next level and leave a lasting impact, apply now to join our dynamic team!

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

  • To proactively lead the paediatric nursing team to ensure the delivery of high quality and clinically effective patient care.
  • To advise on, and be actively involved in, the management and ongoing development of paediatric services within the Emergency Department.
  • To support and assist in the professional development of all staff with regards to high quality paediatric care and child safeguarding issues.
  • To communicate effectively and co-ordinate multidisciplinary work within agreed timeframes

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

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate paediatric care within agreed guidelines and pathways.
  • Ensure patient safety at all times and that patients and relatives needs are met in a courteous, helpful, and compassionate manner.
  • Act as clinical leader and role model, sharing expertise with colleagues.
  • Deliver high quality and evidence-based nursing care, and ensure that colleagues maintain the same through ongoing training and audit.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of patient care, and ensure that colleagues maintain the same.
  • Promote effective relationships between the multidisciplinary team, both within the immediate clinical environment and across the wider Trust.
  • Ensure that any risks to effective patient care are raised through the appropriate channels.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Children's Nurse, at least 5 years post qualification
  • Recognised mentorship qualification
  • PILS
  • Trained to Level 3 Paediatric Safeguarding


  • Registered General Nurse or equivalent allied health professional
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • APLS
  • TNCC



  • Previous experience as a Registered Children's Nurse, at least AFC Band 6 level
  • Minimum 6-months Emergency Department experience
  • Experience with management of junior staff


  • Experience with budgetary control
  • Experience of recruitment and selection processes
  • Experience of effective complaints management
  • Experience of effective incident investigations

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Parkway Hinchingbrooke


PE29 6NT

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