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Paediatric Registered Nurse - Emergency Department - Peterborough

Band 5

Main area
Emergency Department
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full Time)
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Peterborough City Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata
Salary period
31/03/2023 23:59

We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Job overview

Do you want to be part of a growing modern team during an exciting time?

Are you a registered children's nurse? If so, we now have a paediatric band 5 vacancy in our Emergency Department. We are undergoing some major changes such as relocating the Urgent Treatment Centre into the Emergency Centre footprint. This unit will run alongside our existing ED and as a band 5 with us you will be expected to rotate through this area and will gain minor injury experience.

Part time hours will be considered.

 *** We are also offer a welcome payment of £1000 to new joiners *** 

***If you are an overseas candidate, you must have passed your IELTS and must have an Live NMC registration in order to apply***




Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has risen for a friendly, motivated and enthusiastic Children’s Nurse to join our Paediatric Nursing Team within a fast-paced Children and Young People's Emergency Department.

Band 5 opportunities include:

Protected Supernumerary period

Band 5 orientation / competency booklet

Self-Rostering / Flexible working policy

Mindfulness and wellbeing at work

Opportunities to be involved in quality improvement / change management

Opportunities for further study - Leadership courses / TNCC / HMIMMS/ CBRN / ATLS observer courses as well as lots of in house teaching opportunities you can access at all levels

Career progression opportunities

If you are dynamic, passionate and proactive, looking for a new challenge and want to be part of a developing team then we would be pleased to hear from you.




Working for our organisation

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.  Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.  

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee: 

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme 
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays 
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year 
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services 
  • Career development and training opportunities 
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services 
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants  
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card 

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will need to be a Registered Nurse (Child)/RSCN and ideally you should have a minimum of 6 months post registration experience.

 You will embrace new ideas and innovative ways of working whilst providing high quality care. You will have opportunities to care for children from initial assessment through to minors, majors and the resuscitation area.

We have an excellent competency and development programme and you will be supported and guided by our Paediatric Sister and Clinical Educators. You will have the opportunity to learn and expand on existing skills including, basic and advanced plastering, wound care, venepuncture and cannulation and the care of the critically ill child or young person.


Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RCN
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of professional development
Desirable criteria
  • 6 months post registration experience
  • Degree in Paediatric Nursing
  • Post Registration Course
  • PILS

Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to work in a busy demanding area
  • Able to relate anatomy and physiology to clinical practice
  • Able to function as part of a multi-professional team
Desirable criteria
  • Willing to teach and mentor others
  • Evidence of implementing innovation in practice
  • Experience of looking after the critically unwell child

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Leah Hawtin
Job title
Emergency Department Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01733 261681
Additional information

Kirsty Barber Emergency Department Sister

If you have problems applying, contact

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Resourcing Department
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Hinchingbrooke Park
PE29 6NT
01480 416741