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Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Are you a qualified Emergency Nurse Practitioner with and interest or experience in paediatric emergency care?

We are looking for autonomous practitioners with and enthusiasm and motivation for providing the highest quality care to the children attending the Bristol Children's Emergency Department.

The Children's Emergency Department at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children see up to 50000 children from the Bristol and the surrounding area. We are a major trauma centre for the Severn and Wessex Peninsulas with all specialities based within the Children's Hospital. As an autonomous Nurse Practitioner in the Children's Emergency Department you will be have to opportunity to utilise your clinical skills and expertise seeing a diverse variety of presentations from the whole spectrum of specialities with opportunities to be involved in audit, research and ongoing departmental developments.

Successful applicants will need as a minimum to have successfully completed a recognised course for autonomous practice in the emergency setting. They will work amongst a dynamic, enthusiastic and supportive multidisciplinary team, assessing and diagnosing children that attend the department with illness and injury. We are committed to ensuring ongoing professional development providing opportunities for this both internally and externally.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate specialists skills, knowledge and expertise in clinical practice managing entire episodes of care for patients with previously undiagnosed and undiffiniated clinical conditions
  • Ensures that clinical practice is evidence based.
  • Aware of professional limits in clinical skills and knowledge, referring patients on to definitive care as appropriate
  • Ensuring appropriate use of 'patient group directives' in line with the Trust policy. To participate in developing and expanding the range of patient group directives.
  • To act as a role model
  • Act as support for staff, patients and relatives particularly in the event of a distressing/stressful situation
  • To identify and act upon situations which may be detrimental to health and well-being of patients
  • To undertake appropriate health promotions and provide accident prevention advice

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Proven track record in Urgent/Emergency care, leadership and change management
  • Experience in working autonomously as an ENP in an Urgent care or Emergency Department setting
  • Proven evidence of educational support to others
  • Demonstrated ability to support colleagues
  • Clinical expertise including history taking and clinical examination skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload effectively


  • Extensive paediatric emergency care experience
  • Competence in wound management assessment and closure
  • Advanced level of clinical reasoning and decision-making skills

Skills & Abilities


  • Resilience
  • Assertiveness
  • Demonstrates ability to take over responsibility and accountability
  • Good communication
  • Being fair
  • Dynamic
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Pro-active
  • Personal insight and awareness
  • Being a good team player
  • Innovative

Training & Education


  • Registered Health Care Professional
  • NMC/HCPC/Registration
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development in the specialist area
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience


  • IRMER education
  • NMP
  • Working towards masters in Advanced Practice

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street



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