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Job summary

Main area
Paedatric A&E
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full rotation to include Night and Weekend working)
Job ref
279-4270153-Jun22
Employer
279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Chichester
Town
Chichester
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/07/2022 23:59

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279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Sister/Charge Nurse Paediatric

Band 6

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

Band 6 Senior Nurses -  Paediatrics Accident and Emergency

Are you a dynamic, motivated and flexible nurse, with relevant A&E experience and qualifications?

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally and someone who enjoys nurturing and empowering others to flourish in their role?

The  Accident and Emergency Team at SRH Chichester are looking for Band 6 paedatric Senior Nurses who are as passionate about delivering quality patient care as we are and who want to make a difference to patients and their families at a time they are most in need.  

We are looking for kind and caring, dynamic nurses with excellent communication and organisational skills, who are able to motivate, support and inspire others and be proactive in their role.

We receive a wide variety of Emergency patients, including Trauma, Medical/Surgical, Gynaecology, Maternity and Paediatrics. We have a dedicated Stroke Service with specialised training and development available.  We have a well-developed Urgent Treatment Centre run by  our Emergency Nurse Practitioner Team who work closely with staff to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in minor injury management and treatment.

We are a very supportive and encouraging department with close links to Brighton University and are supported by our dedicated Practice Development Team.

 

 

Main duties of the job

To support the Paediatric Lead to manage a team of nurses ensuring the development and maintenance of high standards of nursing care and take responsibility for the day to day management of the clinical area. Take a lead for a specific area of professional practice as delegated by the Paediatric Lead and deputise in her absence.

To provide a high standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care as required within the Paediatric Emergency Department. To utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with children and their family/carers, the MDT, other departments within the trust and pertinent agencies outside the organisation.

 In order to deliver the above, you will require an excellent understanding and knowledge of children’s health needs including at least 2 years ED experience and 4 years post qualification experience. You will take responsibility for a specific area within the Emergency Department during a span of duty during absence of more senior staff.

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation,with hardworking,talented and dedicated individuals,who work together towards a common goal,to always put our Patient First.  Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.  We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs.This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. 

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Deliver a high standard of nursing care without direct supervision, based on evidence based practice.
  • To demonstrate excellence in ED Nursing skills and to be a source of knowledge for other junior staff.
  • Undertake and document a comprehensive and accurate nursing assessment and triage or the physical and social needs of the patient.
  • Creates and utilises opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their care
  • Influence and monitor standards of direct patient care delivery in accordance with best practice and operational protocols and guidelines
  • Leads a paediatric team through the shift
  • Promote good working relationships with the nursing teams, providing appropriate advice and support.
  • To have responsibility for the security and maintenance of equipment belonging to the Emergency Department
  • Facilitate the development of standards of care and assist with the implementation of appropriate monitoring techniques
  • Deputise for the Paediatric Lead Nurse in her absence.
  • Respond to incidents and complaints as they arise, reporting to senior nursing staff
  • Ensure all communication is presented appropriately to the different recipients, according to levels of understanding, type of communication being imparted and possible barriers such as language, culture, understanding or physical or mental health conditions.

-- Please see the Job Description & Person Specs for more info --

For more information, or to arrange an informal visit please contact  Katrina Evans, Emergency Department Matron on 01243 788122 ext 33405 or the Nurse in Charge on 01243 788122 ext 33410

 

Person specification

NMC

Essential criteria
  • Valid NMC
  • At least 3 years post registration experience. Two at least must be relevant to A&E
  • Mentorship
  • Cannulation and Venepuncture
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced Life support provider
  • Evidence of Leadership Qualification
  • ECA competencies
  • Mental health qualification
  • Paediatric experience

Staff management

Essential criteria
  • Appraisals
  • Sickness Absence management
Desirable criteria
  • Roster management
  • Courageous conversations
  • Human Factors training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Katrina Evans
Job title
Matron
Email address
katrina.evans2@nhs.net
Telephone number
01243788122
Additional information

Sarah Hulse 

Paediatric Senior Sister 

01243 788122,   ext 33405