Band 5 Registered Nurse Preceptorship Paediatrics

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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Are you a Child branch student studying at Birmingham City University or University of Birmingham and due to qualify between September 2022 and August 2023?

Are you looking to consolidate your general paediatric knowledge and skills by working in an acute care setting with a team of friendly, dynamic, talented professionals? If this appeals to you then look no further as we can offer you a guaranteed job and the development opportunity you've been looking for.

As part of the University Hospitals Birmingham recruitment strategy we are looking to recruit self-motivated, enthusiastic newly qualified child branch nurses from our local universities to join our large, established paediatric service.

This advert is specific to the Children's services ran at the Heartlands and Good Hope Hospital and includes the assessment units, inpatient ward, day Surgery & procedures ward. It is important to know that we also have a large team of clinical nurse specialists, paediatric emergency departments, high dependency facilities, community children's team and a large neonatal service. We all strive to deliver high quality, compassionate care to the local community and beyond.

When completing your application form on line please note the following:

Your reference must be your personal university tutor.

Please confirm you are a Child branch Student Nurse

Supporting information - please let us know if you have a specific work base in mind

Main duties of the job

Paediatrics is a rapidly developing department, catering for a wide range of specialties in order to support your transition from student to newly qualified nurse we will ensure you are provided with:

A robust education package including trust induction, a preceptorship programme, clinical induction and speciality training. Our experienced paediatric education team will provide you with supervision, teaching and pastoral care to support your smooth transition and help you to navigate your future career.

In your band 5 role you will be responsible for patient assessment, implementation and evaluation of a programme of care without direct supervision and for ensuring patient care and safety are evaluated whilst on duty.

You must meet the trust expectations of a band 5 nurse by ensuring you fulfil your clinical responsibilities whilst adhering to local policies and procedures. You must communicate effectively with patients, families and colleagues and demonstrate professional behaviour at all times. You must be conversant with the 'Code of Professional Conduct' in duties and act within your professional capacity to safeguard children

As a band 5 nurse you will participate in the supervision of learners and work alongside staff who may require support, you must ensure that your own trust and local training requirements are up to date in order to fulfil this expectation.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

* Please note: For more information in regards to this vacancy, please see the attached job description *

Person Specification



  • *Registered Paediatric Nurse on the NMC Register
  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • *Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • *Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • *Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • *Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • *Awareness of health and safety issues

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.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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