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Staff Nurse - Paediatric Assessment Unit

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, Pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Calling all superheroes!

We want all our young patients and their families to have a positive experience whilst at our Trust and are looking for some very special staff to join our team. Superpowers include ability to prioritise, resilience, communication, working as part of a team and independently, time management skills, a willingness to develop and also the ability to maintain high professional standards with an element of fun.

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated paediatric nurse who is passionate about delivering high quality care to the children of Preston and surrounding area. We are looking for an experienced Paediatric Nurse looking to enhance your skills to join our Paediatric Assessment Unit Team. We can offer an induction package with a ward based educator.

Main duties of the job

The unit is a fast paced changing environment with referrals from primary care, emergency department, urgent care, midwifes and health visitors and also families who have open access to the unit to self-refer. Each day is always different which makes the area an ideal opportunity to learn and develop new skills

We have created a cohort of nursing staff to deliver high quality care to children and their families who come through the Paediatric Assessment Unit. No previous experience of working in an assessment unit is required as full training will be given, including training on Manchester Triage system.

We are a small but expanding team but are proud of the service we deliver. We work collectively as a team to constantly evaluate and improve our service where possible. We value everybody's input and see all staff as having a vital role in the delivery of high class, safe and effective care.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

-Access, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.

-Support and provide patient education and health promotion.

-Be responsible for the delivery and coordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff.

-Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.

-Assist in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care.

-Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care.

-Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation.

-Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation.

-Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals.

-Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

-To participate in education and training of junior staff.

-Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice.

-Proactively engage with Trust wide or local changes and developments in nursing practice eg intentional rounding, alcohol screening.

-Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level and then report the outcome to line manager.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • RN1, RN2 General nursing posts or RN8 or RNC Children's nursing posts
  • Diploma in nursing
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards following 18 months commencement in post
  • Evidence of continuing education or development for more experienced Band 5 nurses


  • Degree

Knowledge & Experience


  • Willing to expand clinical role eg IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures


  • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality such as day case surgery, allergy, medical investigations
  • Knowledge of leadership and management
  • Research and development
  • Use of Manchester Triage

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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