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Paediatric Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 Hrs a week)
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Ifor Ward-Hospital Base
Whittington Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,907.00 - £30,615.00 Per Annum Plus HCAs
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59

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Job overview

To maintain high standards of nursing care for all patients and families at all times. Teaching and
supervision of students. To work effectively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated 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 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 a 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 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. For newly qualified nurses we have a 12-month preceptorship programme in which you will be supported by excellent clinical placement educators and the preceptorship lead. We know how important this transition time is for you and we will support you all the way.

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.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience in total patient nursing care for children and adolescents
  • Experience of working within a MDT


Essential criteria
  • Principles of assessing the sick child
  • Principles of medical and surgical nursing care
  • Principles of family centred care
  • Principles of teaching and assessment

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Potential for caring for High Dependency Patients
  • Aware of current issues in the NHS
  • Ability to organize own work
  • Good communication skills

Other Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Motivated to learn
  • Committed to own professional development
  • Good attendance record
  • Able to meet rota requirements, e.g. day and night shifts
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shadi Saramad
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Shadi Saramad-Ward Manager on 020 7288 3212/5442 or shadi.saramad@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

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