East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust provide dedicated Children’s Emergency Services 24 hours a day, staffed by specialist Children’s Nurses and Clinical Support Workers at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
The Children’s Emergency Department (CED) and Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU) are co-located units delivering all aspects of emergency care to approximately 29,000 children and young people per annum.
In October 2014 we opened an expanded, refurbished, state of the art facility and as such are looking to expand our nursing team.
Our friendly and talented team work flexibly between both the CED and CAU, and provide high quality emergency care to children and young people presenting with a broad spectrum of conditions.
CED has a separate minor’s area made up of 3 bed spaces which is predominantly staffed with Children’s Emergency Nurse Practitioners and provides care to children and young people with minor injuries and illness.
Care is provided to acutely sick and injured children through the use of a major’s area which consists of 3 bed spaces. The department also has a dedicated ambulance entrance and a 2 bedded resuscitation area.
CAU is a 7 bedded unit and provides up to 24 hour care to children and young people who have been referred by a health professional for further assessment by a specialist doctor and or admission to hospital.
We are committed to developing staff and have strong links with the University of Hertfordshire. The Paediatric Nursing team has a Clinical Facilitator.
We provide comprehensive trust and local inductions, preceptorship and competency programmes. Suitable training in order to facilitate all aspects of specific job roles will be provided.
We are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative, nurses with excellent leadership, communication, clinical knowledge and skills, who are able to demonstrate their suitability and experience for the position of Junior Sister or Charge Nurse.
You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about emergency care and be committed to improving service delivery, and developing nursing practices for the children, young people and families who utilise our services.
As a band 6, there will be managerial elements to your role. You will be an effective team leader and a positive role model for more junior members of the team.
The daily responsibility of leadership of either CED or CAU is required, and as such you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective care to our service users and in guiding and supporting junior staff in providing this care.
You will be fully supported by the Ward Manager and the senior Children’s Nursing Team.