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Bank Pediatric Nurse

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£17.08 to £27.33 an hour
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Part Time
Job summary

To ensure the provision of high standards of holistic care for the group of patients within their sphere of responsibility.

To be regularly responsible for the management and co-ordination of the clinical area during a span of duty.

To act as the day to day designated deputy for the Children’s Ward.

Main duties of the job

The post of a qualified nurse is characterised by five principle role functions:

- Clinical Practice

- Professional leadership and management

- Education training and development

- Evaluation of care and research

- Human Resources

About us

Our temporary staff bank supplies cost effective, appropriately skilled staff to cover any temporary shortages within the nursing and midwifery, allied health professions and administration and clerical teams. The diversity of services covered provides an ideal environment for staff to gain new knowledge and skills. The nurse bank is an excellent route for those who wish to gain an insight into other areas and specialties and is often a route into permanent employment. StaffBank is also used by permanent staff who want to pick up additional shifts.

Here are just a few reasons to work for us:
  • Excellent pay rates (see below for details)
  • First choice of bank shifts
  • Flexible work opportunities to suit you
  • Eligible to join NHS pensions
  • Access to training opportunities
  • Electronic booking system
  • Working with a great clinical team, in a forward-thinking environment.

StaffBank supports workers on our bank with a friendly dedicated onsite team who take care of services like bookings, recruitment and payroll. Through our extensive experience we are able to recruit and book bank workers into appropriate shifts quickly and efficiently.

We are here to work with and support our bank nurses, midwives, doctors, admin and clerical and ancillary staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key relationships

Child, family, carers, colleagues

All staff in Paediatric and Neonatal areas

Other departments within the Trust
  • To communicate in a professional manner at all times using the appropriate mechanisms.
  • To develop and maintain good communication with all members of the multi disciplinary team, clients, relatives, carers and visitors.

Clinical Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise and act as a professional role model.
  • Continuously develop clinical skills to meet the needs of the patients within your care.
  • Monitor and evaluate standards of care in conjunction with senior nursing staff.
  • Assist the senior team in the implementation of clinical governance within the clinical area.

Management Responsibility/Professional Leadership
  • Be responsible for the management and co-ordination of the clinical area during a span of duty, referring to the Junior/Senior Sister as necessary.
  • In collaboration with senior staff provide professional leadership to all staff and students.
  • Promote and maintain positive working relationships between all groups involved in the welfare of the patient.
  • In accordance with agreed policy, promote the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors to the clinical environment.
  • Be conversant with and ensure that all staff act within the Trust Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist with the support, guidance and development of a group of staff of varying abilities.
  • Assist with the maintenance of a suitable learning environment, undertaking formal and informal teaching of all staff on a regular basis.
  • In liaison with senior staff, assist in the development of evidence based policies and procedures, and undertake an active role in nursing research.

· To actively participate in the process of clinical risk management and clinical governance

Personal and Professional Education Training and Development
  • Take personal responsibility for own growth, and keep up to date with professional issues and research in relation to the speciality.
  • Be prepared and able to accept the role of preceptor/mentor.
  • Participate in the Trust’s staff development and performance review scheme.
  • In liaison with senior staff, assist in the development of evidence based policies and procedures, and undertake an active role in nursing research.
  • To exercise accountability and professionalism in practice, adhering to NMC codes of professional conduct.
  • To maintain confidentiality of patients, staff and relatives at all times.
  • To be aware of issues relating to the data protection act.

Person Specification



  • 6 months Nursing experience on a children's ward.

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