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Senior Staff Nurse - Children's Emergency Department

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Are you a registered childrens nurse with experience working in a paediatric emergency department?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated individual with ED experience to enhance their skills as a band 6 at LGT. You will have experience in triage, plaster of paris, Venepuncture and Cannulation, EPLS/APLS ect.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would take charge in the busy Paediatric Emergency Department on a shift working long days and nights.

As a registered children's nurse, the post holder will provide leadership in the delivery of care to children, young people and their families in the emergency department setting. The post holder will be accountable and responsible for providing a high standard of child and family focused care. They will need to be able to carry out care without direct supervision as part of the Emergency Department team and supervise juniors and communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team contributing towards the effective running of the department.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Clinical duties include:

    Provision of expert specialist, high quality nursing care and support for children, young people and their relatives/carers. Appropriate delegation of duties to other members of staff for effective delivery of patient care. To provide timely nurse led interventions for the benefit of the child/ young persons care. To assess, plan implement and evaluate care of patients from admission to discharge to supervise juniors in the assessment and deliver of care. To be part of the effective admission / transfer / discharge of a patient involving the family, carers, significant other, multidisciplinary team and community teams when appropriate. To maintain effective channels of communication with patients, relatives and all staff involved in providing care. To provide and receive nursing handover reports in the role of team member, co-ordinator. To act as paediatric nurse in charge, coordinating care delivery to children and young people ensuring high quality care for every patient, every day. To be part of the process in implementing clinical governance and the impact this has on patient care, i.e., audit and evidenced based practice. Ensure that written documentation is maintained in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for Records and Record Keeping and Trust policy. To ensure that the storage and administration of Medicines is carried out according to statutory and Trust regulations. To act as a resource for adult trained nurses when they are involved in the care of children.

    Person Specification

    Educational & Training


    • RN Child branch/ RSCN


    • Diploma/Degree

    Experience / Education


    • Substantial appropriate post registration experience
    • Significant experience of working in an Emergency department environment
    • Experience in audits


    • Link nurse role

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


    • Triage
    • Plaster of Paris
    • Venepuncture and Cannulation
    • Practice Supervisor
    • ED/HDU course


    • Practice Assessor
    • Roster management experience

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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