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Paediatric ED Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Urgent Care
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
21/07/2019 23:59

The Emergency Departments at both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells have expanded to provide a Paediatric Nurses in the Emergency Department at Maidstone and increase establishment at Tunbridge Wells. We therefore have vacancies for the role of a Paediatric staff nurse within the Emergency Department. This role will involve assisting with the developing of the service and developing the applicant’s skills and knowledge in relation to patient care in Paediatric Emergency Nursing.

For this post you should be an experienced children’s nurse. The department is led by a Senior Paediatric Sister and supported by a Practice Development Nurses, devoted to the development of the nursing team.

We have very strong nursing leadership and can offer support from our substantial senior team, which includes our two ED Matrons and Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

Our Emergency Department offers an educationally focused environment that allows nurses to professionally grow and develop a vast repertoire of clinical skills and theoretical knowledge.

To ensure this we have strong links with three local Universities and are committed to delivering work-based educational initiatives. We have a structured pathway leading to both your professional and career development. As a developing trauma centre all nurses undergo specific training and are required to work in our 6 bedded resuscitation area.

You will join a dedicated team of experienced and motivated paediatric nurses, and Paediatric Consultants available at peak times, along with 10 Emergency Department Consultants.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic:, lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential.  We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2019 

Interviews: To be confirmed 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Glenda Sonquit A&E Matron  07738 687281

Mags Trend, Paediatric Senior Sister   01892 634493