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Sister/Charge Nurse - Kipling Ward

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St. Leonards-On-Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Are you looking for career progression? Are you a leader? Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? We are looking for a dynamic Band 6 children's nurse to join our team!

We are expanding our acute children's nursing teams. We are looking for an experienced nurse to help us develop our inpatient ward at Conquest Hospital and our busy Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (SSPAU) in Hastings.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated children's nurse to help us develop strong links with our A& E and community children's nursing teams as well as leading the ward and strengthening our critical care level one service. All areas are dedicated to providing safe, responsive, well led, effective, caring, high quality, family centred, evidence based care following NICE Guidelines and local policies and procedures.We offer a wide range of services including medical, surgical and orthopaedic treatments across the unit where you can develop your skills and career in Children's nursing within a supportive environment. A comprehensive induction programme will be provided and you will be supported by our Practice Educator as part of your continuing development.We operate a flexible shift pattern with internal rotation to night duty. Full or part-time hours will be considered in addition to temporary as well as substantive contracts.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • 1st level Registered Nurse - Diploma or Degree
  • Active NMC Registration
  • ENB 998 or Mentorship level 3
  • Additional relevant post-registration courses / training in speciality


  • Degree in Nursing
  • Advanced child protection qualification
  • Leadership Qualification



  • Proven recent experience at Band 5 working within a Paediatric environment
  • Experience of taking charge of area


  • Experience within the wider environment within paediatrics e.g. Mental health, paediatric intensive care, emergency departments
  • NHS Experience

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


  • Able to participate fully in the ward & multidisciplinary team, to promote a positive ward environment
  • Demonstrate an up-to-date skills inventory, to include Basic Life Support, drug calculation and use of infusion equipment
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of current professional issues & NMC Code of Conduct


  • Wider knowledge of NHS & Government health reforms

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St. Leonards-On-Sea

TN37 7RD

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