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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (1.00 WTE)
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Whittington Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 Per annum Plus HCAS
Salary period
20/10/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Band 5  Staff Nurse

37.5 Hours per week

Permanent - Flexible working  available

Ifor Inpatient Ward

Due to promotion of staff, we now have some Band 5 vacancies on our Unit. If you are an enthusiastic nurse who would like to work with Ifor team then look no further. Come and join our team of experienced and friendly Paediatric Nurses.

The ward has a family-focused philosophy in which staff and parents work together in partnership to provide the highest standards of care and we actively support developmental care.

There are opportunities to develop clinical skills in a highly supportive environment, with a Practice Educator and Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated experienced children’s nurse who enjoys working within a team of dedicated staff.

We want someone 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 15 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 mental health & social problems.

You will have the opportunity to develop oncology and haematological skills as we are a Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit (POSCU).

We have a dedicated paediatric mental health team including two nurse specialists, who work closely with the ward to ensure safe and seamless care for our mental health patients.

Working for our organisation

Working for your organisation (‘About Us’)
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

We have 2 bedded High Dependency Unit, where you will 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 Complex Discharge Coordinator Nurse to ensure our children and young people have a seamless transition home.

Our practice development nurse within the Unit offers 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, and have close working links with Paediatric Emergency Department, Children’s Day Care and outpatients as well as the ambulatory care unit.

dents and complaints to the Ward Manager.

Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RN- Child Branch
Desirable criteria
  • Proven ability in mentoring and teaching students and supporting less experienced nurses

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Total Patient care of low dependency patients with moderate supervision
  • Good communication skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to organise own work
Desirable criteria
  • Potential for caring for a stable High dependency child

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Aware of own limitations
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Awareness of current issues in the NHS
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of the principles of paediatric care
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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Malvina Benitez-Castillo
Job title
Ifor Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

For further information or informal visit, please call Malvina Benitez-Castillo (Mina)  Ifor Ward Manager on 020 7288 5442/4102 or email malvina.benitez-castillo@nhs.net.

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3241