Paediatric Nurse Band 5 - Recruitment Open Day July 2023

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary


Recruitment Open Day - Saturday 1 July 2023

We are delighted to be hosting a Paediatric Nurse Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 1 July 2023 at The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and would love for you to attend and meet the team. Running from 10:00 until 14:00 and this will be held in our new Oasis Staff Health and Wellbeing Center based on Craven Road opposite the main entrance to the hospital.

Staff will be on hand to discuss the support and development we can offer, and we can answer any questions you may have.

You will be given the opportunity to have a tour of the hospital, meet our clinical teams and other key staff from the Trust. You will have the chance to have an interview on the day, if you are successful, you will walk away with a conditional offer!

On the day:
  • Hello from the senior team
  • Tour of the area you're interested in
  • Discussions around what support we can offer
  • Interview on the day
  • Career development conversations
  • Free car parking
  • Relocation package

Simply complete an application online so we can keep you up to date with the days arrangements.

We are looking forward to meeting and discussing career opportunities with anyone interested in developing their career with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for both newly qualified and experienced paediatric staff nurses, to join our well-established team.

There are few things more rewarding than working with children, particularly when you know you are making a difference to their future. Dolphin and Lion is a 44-bed acute paediatric ward with a designated High Dependency Unit and designated Oncology beds.The unit cares for children and young people 0-16 years of age with a variety of medical, surgical conditions including ENT, orthopaedic and shared care oncology. Our purpose built ward offers family-centered care and a pleasant supportive learning environment. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, enthusiasm to progress and a highly motivated team player. We can offer commitment to your personal and professional development and offer a comprehensive preceptorship package.

We also have the advantage of a ward-based Practice Educator who works closely with all staff to promote learning opportunities. In addition, we also offer external development with opportunities to participate in academic modules relating to Mentorship, Care of the Critically Ill Child (HDU) and Chemotherapy Administration. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to work at times in our other Paediatric services which includes Paediatrics ED and Neonatal Unit.

About us

Come and work for Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and enjoy what Reading offers. Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to many cities across the UK including London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK. We offer a competitive relocation subject to terms and conditions.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Works as an effective team member.

Actively promote excellent team and interdisciplinary relationships.

Demonstrates good personal communication. Establish and maintain effective communication with individuals/ groups about difficult or complex issues.

Demonstrate appropriate assertiveness and ability to challenge others when the rights of patients and others may beinfringed.

Works with team to maintain high standards of cleanliness in the clinical area and a well maintained ward / department environment.

Actively promotes diversity, including race diversity, both in the delivery of the Directorates services and in management and development of staff within the clinical area.

Assists the Ward/Department Manager to sustain relationships that promote dignity, rights and responsibilities. Identify and take action to address discrimination and oppression.

Ensure own practice complies with Data Protection / Confidentiality / Caldicott principles.

Practices in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives and Trust policies, protocols and guidelines. Is accountable for own practice and for appropriate delegation of care he/she gives to colleagues, nursing support workers and students.

Demonstrates ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of patients/ families and carers.

Demonstrates concise, accurate, timely record keeping. Supports more junior staff and students to deliver high standards of effective, patient centred- care.

Displays good analytical ability and sound decision making in changing clinical situations. Develops insight into evidence underpinning care.

Develops own clinical, technical and interpersonal skills, and critical thinking ability to become a competent practitioner.

Works to achieve competencies appropriate to grade

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Registered Nurse (Child) or studying towards a recognised nursing degree in childrens nursing


  • Educated to degree level or working towards

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Demonstrates an empathetic, caring and sensitive approach to patients, relatives and carers.



  • Experience in a paediatric ward
  • Experience in a care environment dealing with children

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Demonstrates sound understanding of personal and professional accountability.

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