Newly Registered Children's Nurse (Students qualifying 2023)

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum / per annum pro rota
Closing date
2 Jul 2023

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Are you due to qualify as a Registered Children's Nurse in 2023? If so, East and North Herts NHS Trust may have the opportunity you have been looking for!

We are in the top three NHS hospital groups in the East of England for size, so, you'll work with a great mix of patients.

We have close working links with the University of Hertfordshire and Cambridge University, as well as being a founding member of the Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network.

Our brand-new children's emergency department is purpose built and includes 2 paediatric resuscitation bays, 6 major spaces, and an ENP service co-located within the emergency department, seeing minor illness and injury, as well as a 10 bedded children's assessment and decision unit. We also have our children's 20-bedded acute ward, a day services unit and extensive children's community services.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

You will be required to complete a full application with personal statement, sit an formal interview and assessment process. Interviews are planned for the 14th, 17th & 21st July.

Your personal and professional development is important to us - we offer preceptorship, 1:1 support and teaching, peer support, networking, and outstanding leadership development programme to support all nurses promoting a culture of inclusion, innovation, and compassion

We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. If you want to move up the ladder, we'll support you. If you just want to stay in your role, that's fine too.We'll help you be the best you can be.

We welcome applicants from students who have been on placement with ENHT and those that have not.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification information pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN Child with current NMC registration

Previous Experience


  • Experience and evidence of managing patient care
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own work load
  • Ability to use initiative, whilst demonstrating an awareness of own limits


  • Previous experience of working with children and young people



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency in basic nursing skills
  • Evidence of practical application of Trust and national documentation standards
  • IT skills


  • Ability to negotiate

Other Requirements


  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Role model our Trust values every day



  • Contemporaneous theoretical and practical knowledge of acute/chronic Paediatric care and national policies


  • Up to date knowledge of: 1. NMC Code of Professional Conduct 2. Safeguarding Children processes 3. Hand hygiene and Care bundles 4. Quality Indicators 5. Health and safety awareness 6. Clinical Governance and quality issues 7. Risk management

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital



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