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Staff Nurse-Paediatric Emergency Department

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year p.a inc. HCA
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Staff Nurse in the Paediatric Emergency Department (A& E)

We are looking for someone who is motivated, has excellent communication skills and wants to work in the fast pace environment of our friendly Paediatric Emergency Department.

We have an excellent development programme with protected teaching time, including access to a Children's ED course. We offer major incident, trauma and regular resus SIM training.

Post registration acute paediatric experience to qualify for this position is essential.Closing date: 6th June 2023

Interview: 15th June 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for assessment of care needs of patients,planning programmes of care, implementation and evaluation of theseprogrammes without direct supervision.

At times they will have management responsibility for being in-charge of the ward and supervising junior members of staff. The post holder will be a key member in relation to the development of practice on the ward.

They will be working independently/autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions.

Ensuring the safety and well being of services users, and alwaysworking in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through theadoption of person centered care principles.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinicalareas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursingassessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluationsfor patients is provided from admission through to discharge.

Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range ofwork procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge andpractical experience.

To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patientorientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards withinthe NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.GN0016

To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a goodpatient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs anddoctrines.

Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health andwellbeing of the individuals.

Will advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.

Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them todevelop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.

Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensiveassessment of a persons nursing requirements.

Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe andappropriate for their needs.

Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on andmaintaining the highest possible standards.

Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments andadvise on nursing priorities.

Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their healthand well being and complete documentation ensuring that all entries areaccurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained. Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure,temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, andreport exceptions appropriates.

Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medicationincluding transfusion of blood and blood products

Professional Responsibilities

Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code ofprofessional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustainand improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.

Will act in accordance with Local, Hospital and Statutory Guidelines & Policies including Health and Safety initiatives.

Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware ofits implications and ensure that local unit and departmental policies arefollowed.

Will work in accordance with Corporate ObjectivesGN0016

Will compile a personal & professional portfolio (in conjunction with thePerformance management process and the compilation of a PersonalDevelopment Plan).

Will maintain a high standard of care and give courteous reception to allpatients and visitors.

Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work

Will practice in a cost effective and cost aware manner

Will ensure that the Hospitals policy is understood and carried out withregard to the care and custody of drugs/medications, especially withregard to those covered by the Control of Drugs Act.

Will be familiar with the wards fire, manual handling and C.O.S.H.H.policies and ensure that all nurses in the ward are aware of the policies.

Will be fully conversant with the trust major incident plan, and ensure thatall nurses on the ward understand the procedure.

Will establish a relationship with a clinical supervisor

Take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff,service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies relatedto health, safety, security and risk.


Will be responsible for the provision and receipt of complex, sensitive orcontentious information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff andother multidisciplinary colleagues.

Provides highly specialised advice concerning the care or treatment ofidentified groups or categories of patients/clients

Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multidisciplinary team regarding patient care.

Will communicate with patients and relatives, making reports and liaising,as appropriate with medical staff other members of the care team andmanagement.

Will give and receive day/night reports. Acting as team leader/member/coordinator as necessary.

Report to the Doctor/Sister/Charge Nurse and members of themultidisciplinary team on patients conditions, both verbally and in writingas necessary.GN0016 Liaise with inter-hospital departments/personnel

Attend and participate in ward meetings and help promote new ideas andmethods and assist in their implementation.

Attend and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and caseconferences to benefit patient care.

Education & Professional Development

Act as a role model, giving guidance, counselling and support tounqualified staff and students.

Actively contribute to the teaching programme within the ward.

Act as mentor and introduce new staff members to their role within theteam.

Act as preceptor for newly qualified members of staff.

Act as mentor/assessor to unqualified staff.

Assist in producing written reports concerning the basic learner nurse inthe clinical setting as required by the university.

Take every opportunity to maintain and improve knowledge andcompetence, and take steps to keep up to date with clinical and nursingdevelopments.

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification

Value and Behaviour


  • Value and Behaviour



  • Self motivated
  • Knowledge of current clinical & professional developments relating to nursing & research based practice
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff/students



  • Experience of working in the relevant area
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Experience of working on own and in a team
  • Experiencing of coordinating a shift

Education/ Qualifications


  • RGN on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Relevant qualifications required or course to area

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital



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