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Newly Qualified Paediatric Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

This advert is for University student Nurses due to qualify in January 2024. If you are short-listed for this role you will be invited to attend a Recruitment Centre.

The assessment centre will be held on 6th June 2023.

Main duties of the job

Are you a Newly Qualified Paediatric Nurse interested in working at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire?

Nursing at UHCW is special; we have a team of over 3,000 nurses who have the passion and commitment to deliver outstanding care in the most challenging areas of clinical practice. We are one of the UK's leading specialist teaching hospitals, providing world class healthcare to a population of over 1,000,000.

Nursing at UHCW has developed strong links to Coventry University and our purpose built Clinical Sciences Building offers a whole range of facilities to aid your education and training including a modern library with excellent IT facilities.

We offer major advances in patient care, clinical teaching and innovation. We're exceeding the national waiting times targets for our patients we have low incidence of healthcare associated infections such as MRSA and C. difficile.We value the contribution our nurses make to UHCW and are committed to providing support and mentorship to all of our employees.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Paediatric services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire have the following ward/department:

Ward 14 - The adolescent unit over 13 years

Ward 15 - Infant ward caring for 0-2 years

Ward 15a:- High Dependency Unit Paediatric HDU - 6 - 8 bedded Level I-II Paediatric Critical Care Unit caring for infants, children and young people aged 0-16/17 years of age from Coventry and Warwickshire.

Ward 16 - The Children's Ward caring for children aged 2-12 years

Paediatric Medical Day Unit is a 6 bedded area open from 8am-8pm and treats non-emergency day case patients, such as those requiring blood transfusions, allergy and endocrine testing and day case chemotherapy.

Outpatient Facilities - There is a Childrens Outpatient Department (COPD) based at University site with a smaller number of childrens clinics at Rugby Hospital of St. Cross.

Each area has bespoke nurse development and training plans with the support of a Paediatric Practice Educator.Following submission of your application you will be invited to undertake a one hour recruitment paper developed by Practice Educators that covers; drug calculations, pharmacology, situational judgements incorporating the 6cs, UHCW Trust values, clinical skills and underpinning nursing knowledge.

Within our recently rated Good by the CQC (in all 5 domains) paediatric unit, we currently have Band 5 vacancies for newly qualified childrens nurses in all inpatient areas (Wards 14,15 and 16) and Childrens Emergency Department.

Also rated Good is our PHDU after the Care of the Critically Ill and Injured Child peer review.

Our employee benefits include:

Commence on band 4 pay rate until in receipt of NMC pin.

Rotation programme available within the Paediatric Departments.

Preceptorship programme.

Supernumary and supervisory shifts.

Various combinations of long and short days, nights and annually reviewed flexible working patterns can be discussed.

Possible relocation expenses (eligibility dependent on relocation).

NHS car lease scheme available.

Excellent pension and maternity pay schemes.

Access to inhouse physiotherapy services.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, we recruit people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are shortlisted, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

Main Duties/ Responsibilities:

1. As part of our commitment to patients and delivery of a world class service for all we have created the UHCW Improvement (UHCWi) System in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle; this involves a structured approach to removing waste and putting the patient first using a lean management system and methodologies.

Our culture and ways of working reflect and embed the practices and methodologies of UHCWi. You are expected, where identified, to attend and complete relevant training and development opportunities to support this. This may include Lean for Leaders, Advanced Lean Training, and the Human Factors Programme, amongst others. Full attendance and completion of identified courses is considered essential and a pre requisite for this post.

2. Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

3. Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team including situations where difficulties in comprehension occur.

4. A competent practitioner, teaching, assessing and supervising/providing mentorship to appropriate students or junior staff.

5. Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated, involving patients and users.

6. Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities to support patient care pathways.

7. Demonstrate technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient care management including; patient observations; equipment management and administration of agreed invasive tests/procedures.

8. Utilise and ensure others utilise information and IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data.

9. Manage expected (and occasional unexpected) clinical events requiring high but unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need, referring to a senior member of staff where appropriate e.g. in an unexpected event.

10. Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

11.Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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