Children’s Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Inner London
£26,553 - £34,495 pa INCL HCAs
26/02/2018 23:59

Whittington  Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

62 per cent of staff say they are proud to be working for the organisation in our Staff Survey with 55 per cent saying they would recommend us as a great place to work and 53 per cent say they have a strong sense of belonging.

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Children’s Nurse: Band 5 RN (child)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated children’s nurse who enjoys working within a team of dedicated staff. This is a Staff Nurse Band 5 post. We require an enthusiastic candidate who is dedicated to the Child and Family advocating for high standards of care while in hospital and ensuring the child’s discharge is timely and effective.

Ifor ward is a busy 23 bedded paediatric unit with children from 0-18 years providing a service for children who require acute medical and surgical care. We care for children with a varied range of conditions including haematology, oncology, infectious diseases, respiratory, surgical, orthopaedic, complex care and social problems.

You will also have an opportunity to develop oncology and haematological skills as we are a shared care POSCU.

We are expanding our High Dependency Unit from 2 beds to 3 beds where you will have the opportunity to develop your High Dependency skills. We have Clinical Nurse Specialists available for expert advice in paediatric diabetes, sickle cell, allergy, asthma and oncology. We also work closely with our dedicated Discharge Coordinator Nurse to ensure our children and young people have a seamless transition home.

We also have a practice development nurse within the Unit who can offer a structured development programme based on the principle that staff are developed to maintain and enhance professional standards of practice and provide a high quality of service.

We provide internal and external study days linked to Paediatrics.

We have close working links with Paediatric Emergency Department, Children’s Day Care and outpatients as well as the ambulatory care unit.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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