Staff Nurse - Children

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our friendly Children's team.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about caring for babies, children and young people aged 0-16 years.

Successful candidates will be joining our multi disciplinary team on the paediatric inpatient wards. The ward consists of 29 inpatient beds (with 3 surge beds) at our ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital, two of which are designated for enhanced care, a busy assessment/observation unit and 8 inpatient beds at our ward in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary which cares for acute surgical and orthopaedic patients. The ward is also equipped with a new sensory room and young person's room to enhance our patient's stay. We also have a Youth Forum and an active social media and fundraising team.

Main duties of the job

Within the trust you will have the opportunity to work alongside many specialities in paediatrics including outpatient's clinic, Paediatric Day surgery, Children's Community Nursing team and the Paediatric Diabetes Team.

Rotation across sites and specialities is encouraged to enhance and develop your skills and experiences.

We offer a 6 month probationary period with two weeks supernumerary period (option to extend if needed), and a full trust induction inclusive of training specific to paediatrics. We encourage and support staff to maintain and enhance skills by offering programmes such as BLS,PILS,APLS and days catered towards the safe stabilisation of the critically ill child run alongside Embrace. Other specific, enhanced programmes are encouraged.

About us

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With over 5,500 employees and a turnover of �310 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery.

Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in our active social media campaign, and become involved in the sharing of information and receiving feedback via facebook and twitter. The ward actively engages with children and families to ensure their voice is heard and that they are involved in shaping our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications from newly qualified & experienced nurses welcomed. Annualised hours and flexible working hours are available and encouraged with this post.

You will be required to be forward thinking and ambitious in your approach to care, and be proactive to improve the hospital experience for patients and their families.

In our last CQC report the trust scored overall a result of good, with services for Children and Young People scoring good in all domains. We are proud of this result and believe this is due to not only the high standard of care we provide for all our patients, but due to the close and supportive bond we have developed as a team. We are also the first CHKS accredited paediatric service in the UK.

I came to CHFT 3 years post qualifying, wanting something different and challenging. The paediatric wards within this trust have given me that. Every day is different, but what doesnt change is the support you get from your team around you. They encourage you to be better and are always there to fully support you in every aspect of your career. The team as a whole is strong, something I think reflects in the patient care we give Band 5 staff member.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/ RN (Child)
  • Current NMC registration


  • Nursing degree



  • Clinical experience within the NHS
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Able to demonstrate awareness or evidence of clinical governance
  • Previous band 5 experinece

Spoecial knwledge and expertis


  • Understanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times.
  • Updated research and evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety issues


  • Acute paediatrc experience
  • HDU experience

Practical/Intellectual Skills/


  • Demonstrate ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Organisational abilities


  • Awareness of implementing change and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Basic IT skills



  • Able to fulfil the health requirements of the post as identified in the Job Description, taking into account any reasonable adjustments recommended by Occupational Health.



  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
  • Ability to work in various locations throughout the network of services provided by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

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