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Paediatric Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - ED - Peterborough

Band 6

Main area
Paediatric Emergency Department
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Peterborough City Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
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

Our Dedicated Paediatric Emergency Medicine Department at Peterborough City Hospital is offering an excellent career opportunity to a Paediatric Nurse to join the team as a Paediatric Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse.

Our friendly and supportive team will help you in managing your daily duties and responsibilities while rotating between Urgent Treatment Centre and the Emergency Department.

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

***In appreciation for choosing join the team at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, we are offering a welcome payment of £1000 to all new joiners. ***

If you are looking for advancing your career in Paediatric ED, we would love you to join North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust!

Main duties of the job

You will ensure the delivery of high-quality care for infants, children and young people who attend the Emergency Department in conjunction with the ED/Paediatric team, Clinical teams, Matrons, Practice Development Team (PDT) and the wider Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).

You will be expected to support and guide the development of the team and services to ensure the delivery of a high-quality care to our patients and their families, while encouraging a positive patient experience.

As a leader, you will be a role model to junior staff members providing clinical supervision and support to the team. You will also, be supporting a multi-disciplinary team on different areas of the Emergency Care setting as required.

If you require any further information or you want to request an informal visit, please contact Charlotte Mitchell , Paediatric Sister on, or call 01733 673306; or Lauren Frow,  Paediatric Deputy Sister on

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.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

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
  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • 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 NHS Foundation Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Maintain clinical credibility to act as a professional role model and take a lead role in the patient’s journey
  • Take responsibility for the organisation and day to day management of a team of staff giving care to patients
  • Supervise junior colleagues in the clinical environment
  • Assist in the general management of resources
  • Act up on occasions for the Paediatric Band 7 in their absence
  • Ensure that patient care remains a priority in inter-professional practice and that referrals to the MDT are timely and discharge planning takes place where appropriate.
  • Share best practice with colleagues and the wider MDT
  • Ensure practice is continually reviewed and developed, in liaison with the ED team and PDT
  • Uphold the Values and reputation of your profession and the Trust at all times.
  • Be open and candid with all service users about all aspects of care and treatment, including when any mistakes or harm have taken place.
  • Deliver all care in a compassionate and caring manner through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.
  • Manage the Paediatric area in ED to limit overcrowding and maintain patient flow.
  • Act as patient advocate through the application of ethical, legal and professional knowledge and skills as required
  • Working with the team and wider MDT to develop productive ways of working to deliver best care to patients. Identify new ways of working to improve the patient experience.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Paediatric Nurse
  • Teaching/Mentorship qualification or working towards.
  • PILS trained
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in Paediatric Nursing
  • Post registration additional courses. (HDU course)
  • Completion of or working towards a leadership programme


Essential criteria
  • 3 years post registration experience
  • 2 Years’ experience working in ED or acute medical admission area
  • Sufficient experience in caring for the acutely unwell child and clinical skills
Desirable criteria
  • Practical teaching experience formally or informally
  • Participation in change management project
  • Link Nurse Role
  • Experience of audit and research in effecting change in nursing practice.


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of the care of trauma patients both adult and paediatric
  • Competence in leading and supporting a team
Desirable criteria
  • cannulation and venepuncture
  • Suturing skills
  • Basic Plastering

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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

Charlotte Mitchell
Job title
Paediatric Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01733 673306
Additional information

Lauren Frow  Paediatric Deputy Sister 


If you have problems applying, contact

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