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Paediatric Transport Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Castle Donington
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Are you an experienced Paediatric Critical Care Nurse seeking a new challenge? There is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated nurse to join our Children's Emergency Transport Service (CoMET) as part of a secondment opportunity.

CoMET is the supra-regional Paediatric Critical Care Transport Service hosted by The University Hospitals of Leicester, in partnership with Nottingham University Hospital which launched in March 2017. CoMET is responsible for covering the East Midlands, providing advice and support for our 11 referring centres. The team operates a 24 hour acute transport service 7 days a week and a repatriation service in daytime hours to help create patient flow in our critical care beds within the region.

CoMET is centralised Service based at Castle Donington alongside our neonatal, adult and ECMO transport colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to work as a member of the Paediatric Critical Care Transport Team, providing a high standard of clinical care and support to children and young people within the Region. There is an opportunity for the applicant to work full time with CoMET as a secondment opportunity.

The post holder will need to have team building skills and be able to demonstrate how they motivate and lead. Evidence of clear effective communication skills and ability to work autonomously is essential. You will be required to work flexibly as a member of CoMET and with support of the Senior nursing team ensure that standards are maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved. You will be expected to contribute and support the performance agendas.

The post holder must be a Registered Sick Children's Nurse or Registered Nurse (Child Branch) with a recognised children's critical care qualification and at least 2 years experience as a Band 5 Nurse in a children's critical care area. In addition they will need to hold a recognised teaching qualification.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details. Alternatively please get in touch with either Abi Hill (CoMET Matron) or Helen Holmes (Team Leader)

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • RCN/RN
  • NMC Teaching & Assessing
  • Critical care course


  • Educated to degree level
  • APLS Instructor
  • Clinical Leadership program



  • Minimum 3 years recent post registration experience in children's intensive care
  • Evidence of post registration continued educational development
  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in clinical practice


  • Evidence of team management skills
  • Experience in the safe transfer of critically ill children
  • Simulation experience

Communication skills


  • Good written english
  • Good team player
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritise


  • Counselling skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


MCCTS (SJA) Unit 10-12

Willow Road, Trent Lane industrial estate

Castle Donington


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