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Paediatric Nurse - Paediatric Emergency Department

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on sea
£28,407 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic Paediatric Registered Nurse to join our Paediatric Emergency Department. Ours is an evolving and continuously developing service which sees a wide array of presentations from injuries to acute illness.

As a dynamic individual with good interpersonal and communication skills, this is an exciting development opportunity for you work as part of our team, to gain experience and skills where no two days are the same. We offer a structured orientation and on-going support to assist in your onward progression.

If you are passionate about service development and delivering safe, holistic and excellent care, please apply.

Main duties of the job

You will assist our friendly multi-disciplinary team in the provision and maintenance of a seamless service, giving high-quality care to patients whilst contributing to the reduction of healthcare acquired infection. As a reflective practitioner, we will support you in developing your own capabilities and nursing knowledge.

As a Paediatric Emergency paediatric nurse you will work closely with the Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) which is co-located on the paediatric ward whilst also maintaining a close working relationship with the wider Paediatric Directorate, including Neptune Paediatric Ward, Paediatric Outpatients and the Neonatal Unit.

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

The post holder will work within the NMC code, trust policies, guidance and procedures to ensure safe working practice. Please see the JD for the full details of the role.

The job description lists the main duties but is not exhaustive and will be regularly reviewed with the post holder.

Person Specification



  • Registered Paediatric Nurse with current entry on the NMC register.


  • Current PILS or EPALS certificate or willingness to undertake in the future
  • Evidence of post qualification study
  • Trained to administer IV therapy peripherally/centrally
  • Phlebotomy/skin closure/cannulation/plastering competency

Knowledge & experience


  • Experience of working in a ward team
  • Experience or awareness of child protection issues


  • Experience of working with a paediatric emergency department/6 months acute nursing experience.
  • Evidence of supervising/managing junior members of staff/HCA's
  • Experience or awareness of change management

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on sea


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