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Band 6 - Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse - A&E - Conquest Hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
We are very busy Emergency Department, treating on average 50,000 patients a year. We are looking for a Band 6 Sister / Charge Nurse to join our pro-active and dynamic team.

Are you a qualified registered Children's Nurse with broad and relevant post registration experience at Band 5 or above in ED nursing or general paediatrics? Do you hold a mentorship qualification and have a child protection qualification or experience? Do you have leadership skills and can you effectively contribute to team working in a busy and dynamic work environment?This is your opportunity to help shape the development of children's designated emergency care area within Emergency Department. You will have the ability to assess and commence high impact interventions supported by PGDs while awaiting assessment by paediatrician. You will be part of a team of paediatric nurses working in the Emergency Department, providing care being confident in the role of patient's advocate in order to maintain safe and compassionate care of children and families within ED. Competent and/or willing to undertake further relevant training in the management of paediatric minor illnesses and minor injuries. A minimum of 2 yrs post-qualification experience in an urgent care setting is desirable.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all patients by assessing care needs and developing, implementing and evaluating them without supervision.

To assist the matrons in supporting the nursing team in regard to paediatric nursing care.

Monitor standards of paediatric nursing care and take appropriate action to maintain and improve them.

To respond to patients and their relatives/carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required.

To provide children and carers/parents on-going referrals for support/treatments when necessary in the community.

To respond to patients, relatives and carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required.

To provide assessment, recognition, prioritisation and evaluation of children with minor injuries /serious illness /injury presenting for urgent care.

To manage paediatric minor illnesses and minor injuries within scope of competency using PGD where available and seek clinical support from U& EC consultants or paediatric consultants or senior paediatric doctor when required.

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

The post is challenging but will provide you with varied experience and opportunities for professional development within a friendly and supportive team. Training and opportunities to broaden your experience will be available as appropriate.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ross Williams Head of Nursing on 0300 131 4500 requesting switchboard connect you

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse with active registration
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Educated to degree level
  • EPALS/APLS certificate
  • Evidence of relevant post-graduate courses / training in speciality
  • Child protection qualification (or to complete in post)


  • Practice Educator
  • Physical Assessment skills
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Minor injury qualification
  • Minor illness qualification
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner qualification



  • Broad and relevant post registration experience.
  • Extensive experience within acute Paediatric speciality.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of leading shifts in Emergency or Acute Paediatric Department.
  • Urgent and emergency care experience
  • Community paediatric experience
  • Working across professional boundaries
  • Working autonomously.
  • Involvement with audit and implementation of change

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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