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Paediatric ED Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Accident & Emergency Level 5
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum excl HCA
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Job overview

We are looking to recruit professional, motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 staff to join our Emergency Department and co-located Urgent Care Centre treated more than 100,000 patients in the last year. 25% were treated in our dedicated Paediatric Emergency Department which operates 24/7. With strong nursing leadership, a dedicated Paediatric Lead Nurse and 2 Professional Development nurses to guide and support you in conjunction with an allocated mentor. Within 2 years of joining the Trust you will be offered the following courses:

APLS (advance paediatric life support)

PILS (Paediatric immediate life support)

TILS  (Trauma immediate life support)

Paediatric HDU / Children’s Emergency nursing

Qualification in Specialism for Paediatric Emergency Nursing, which is accredited by the RCN.

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These training opportunities offer the ideal stepping stone to a Band 6 ED nurse role –we are keen to develop and support nursing growth.



Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



Clinical Responsibilities


  • Assess, plan and implement care for children on arrival to the treatment area and prioritise need for clinical intervention after the appropriate training.


  • To develop an area of clinical interest to improve the care & services offered to children and their families.


  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues and patients and their families, assessing and supporting children and their families with understanding of their illness, health promotion and prevention of future illness.


  • To ensure the safe administration of medicines in accordance with local policy and NMC guidelines, including Patient Group Directions.


  • Provide support for children/young people and their families. Direct them to relevant services if appropriate.


  • To ensure high standards of patient care at all times.


  • Ensure an appropriate, welcoming and safe environment is provided for children and their families. As much as possible, this should be audio-visually separate from adults and in line with National Service Framework recommendations.


  • To develop and keep clinical knowledge and skills updated, including developing and maintaining extended clinical role skills, following appropriate training.


  • Assist in the identification of any child protection issues and make referrals to appropriate multidisciplinary team members including social services.


Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse CHILD
Desirable criteria
  • BSc or working towards

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Nursing and assessment skills
Desirable criteria
  • IV Drug administration competency (competency can be undertaken in post)
  • Cannulation

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of nursing models
  • Practices in line with the NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines.
  • Awareness of the current issues within Emergency nursing.
  • Able to deliver safe medicines practice.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

Joanne Flanagan
Job title
Paediatrics Lead Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
0207 288 3977

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3762