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Paediatric Emergency Department Registered Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Emergency Department
Band 5
37.5 hours
Job ref
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum pro rata
07/04/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




A seaside opportunity for a dynamic Paediatric Nurse to join Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s busy Paediatric Emergency Department.

Would you like to join our friendly team in a busy and demanding Paediatric Emergency Department? You’ll need post-registration Paediatric experience, excellent communication skills and, of course, a passion for Paediatric nursing.

We are currently recruiting for full-time/part-time Paediatric Nurses to help maintain the very high standards of care we strive to maintain. The successful candidate will help formulate and carry out effective plans of care for our patients and ensure they are delivered to the highest standard.

Our dynamic, caring and highly-motivated Paediatric team are looking for colleagues who can communicate clearly and empathetically with patients and relatives as well as other team members. No two days in the department are ever the same, so we can guarantee a varied and interesting workload. In return, we would need someone with excellent organisational skills, the capability to prioritise a busy workload, masses of professionalism, good teamwork skills and an ability to work under pressure.

In return, we promise a supportive and friendly place to work where our values: ‘Caring with compassion, Working together and being Professional and Accountable’ matters. We aim to provide excellent care from excellent people so that all hospital users – whether patient or visitor – have a good experience of their time with us.

Southend University Hospital is an extremely rewarding place to work. We offer exceptionally attractive staff benefits such as an excellent pension scheme, staff discounts, an onsite nursery with special rates for staff and an initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata), rising to 33 days after seven years in the job. We offer an attractive recruitment & retention package. Please Contact Recruitment for details.

Southend itself is a lively and vibrant seaside town, most famous for having the world’s longest pier. It boasts excellent road and rail communications – central London is less than an hour away by train and the newly-expanded airport is introducing new routes all the time. The town is renowned for its wide variety of cultural and sporting opportunities, with top-class theatres, arts and music festivals and water sports. It also prides itself on offering a buzzing nightlife with clubs, excellent restaurants and bistros. There are outstanding shops as well as plenty of parks and open spaces.


Applicant requirements

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

This is a permanent part time or full-time post of 37.5 hours per week on an internal shift pattern. If you think Southend sounds the place to be and you are the right person for the job, please contact Kerry Joseph or Jane Ralph ED Matron’s or Lucy Russell & Sulie Anstis, Paediatric ED Sisters to arrange for an informal visit or to discuss the post.

Contact details are: 01702 435555 ex 6808