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Paediatric Junior Sister / Charge Nurse - Paediatric Assessment Unit

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 Per annum (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
We have exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses with all levels of experience, who have a passion and drive to provide excellent patient care for all children 0-16 and their families, on the Paediatric Assessment Unit.

You would be joining a friendly and dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

The Paediatric Assessment unit is the central HUB for ENT and trauma (Plastics and Max fax) located within Phoenix ward which is a 24 hour facility for the assessment and treatment of children who require urgent paediatric care. The unit is staffed by an experienced senior nursing team and staff progression is actively encouraged. There are eight beds, two triage rooms, a PAU treatment room and a PAU waiting room.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside the nursing staff we are lucky to have a team of Play Specialists/Nursery Nurses that are invaluable in helping both patients and parents through procedures. We have two High Dependency beds that forms part of the paediatric inpatient ward for patients requiring complex care. The Clinical Facilitators assist in teaching and supporting staff especially when there are high dependency patients on the ward or in need of transfer to a specialist centre.

The Charge Nurse will work with the department Manager and senior management to lead and co-ordinate a dedicated team of nursing and support staff in the delivery of a high standard of nursing care. Your development will be supported by two dedicated high dependency facilitators who offers valuable education opportunities under the guidance of a mentor as part of the team. We can offer an excellent preceptorship and induction programme plus access to ongoing professional education and development.

We are looking for Band 6 enthusiastic and highly motivated nurses to join our friendly team you should be keen to work within this progressive area of children's services. The children's team provides the child and family with a holistic hospital experience and continuity of care offering them a pre-assessment prior to surgery, pre and post-operative care and a discharge follow up. All aspects aimed at maintaining the standards set out in the National service framework benchmarks.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people. We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities of this rewarding role.

We look forward to your application.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Registered Nurse (Child)
  • EPLS


  • Degree in Nursing

Knowledge & Experience


  • Demonstrable experience as a Senior Band 5 or Band 6 nurse in Paediatric setting


  • Experience of change management

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Court Road



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