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Children and Young Persons Emergency Department Staff Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 5 registered children's nurse, with minimum 6 months post registration experience. Come and join our dynamic, forward thinking and highly professional team within the Children and Young Person's Emergency Department at Nottingham University Hospital (NUH).

Nottingham University Hospital is a major trauma centre and as a Children and Young Person's Emergency Department we see 45,000 patients a year. We have recently expanded our paediatric department which includes a purpose built resus area. This offers an improved environment for our patients, parents and staff.

We require you have excellent communication skills, be able to care for unwell children and their families and must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights and weekends.

In return we offer an opportunity for professional development within the team, supported by the education team and senior nurses. You will be encouraged to expand your clinical, management and leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care and/or the implementation and evaluation of these programmes tailored to the requirements of individual children/young people.

To carry out nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and standards.

To report to medical and/or senior nursing staff on the condition and progress of children/young people.

To be aware of the need for confidentiality both with the written and spoken word.

To keep abreast of developments in the care and treatment of children/young people in order to be able to carry out your duties competently and efficiently.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

The chance to be part of a friendly, highly motivated multi-disciplinary team.

The opportunity to be at the forefront of our regional Major Trauma Centre.

Training opportunities relevant to your post.

Excellent career progression opportunities .

Membership of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing (FEN) is encouraged, access to FEN continued professional development (CPD) webinars is supported and the opportunity to undertake FEN academically accredited units and qualifications is facilitated.

Career pathway in emergency nursing through the FEN programmes under pinning opportunities for promotion and progression.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

To assist the Charge Nurse in developing department policies and in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all policies and procedures.

To be prepared to take charge of a ward occasionally in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility, but maintain a similar style of management to ensure continuity.

To comply with Health and Safety policies with particular regard to the rules and procedures carried out in the event of a fire.

To be aware of your role with regard to the Drug Custody and Administration Code of Practice.

To report all accidents and untoward incidents to the Nurse in charge of the Ward.

To assist the Charge Nurse in introducing new members of the staff to their duties.

To supervise newly appointed qualified staff and demonstrate procedures as required.

To support the work of student nurses, reporting their progress to the Charge Nurse.

This role is full internal rotation

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards

Training & Qualifications


  • Registered nurse child branch - Diploma or Degree in paediatric nursing
  • Can give oral and intravenous medications


  • Continuing professional development/ reflective profile
  • Have or willing to undertake a suitable Teaching & Assessing Qualification
  • Possession of a Mentoring Course
  • Completion of all local competency packages.
  • Diploma or degree in health related studies



  • Supervision of non-registered staff and students
  • Minimum of 6 months post registration experience


  • Previous experience of working in emergency care
  • Demonstrate an involvement in link nurse, or project work
  • Evidence of ability to mentor

Communication and relationship skills


  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff
  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties


  • Demonstrate Computer literacy & use of IT skills - e.g. e-mail, Excel, PowerPoint and word
  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the staff nurse role


  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current issues related to the NHS

Planning and organisation skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise workload of self and others
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective resource management

Physical skills


  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment
  • Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres
  • Must be able to work a full range of shifts including nights, weekends and bank holidays

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enhanced CRB clearance
  • Caring, enthusiastic and well motivated
  • confidence

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


QMC Campus

Derby Road



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