Paediatric ED Staff Nurse

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
15 Oct 2023

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Paediatric Emergency Department Staff Nurse

Band 5


Do you want to be part of our growing team at an exciting time? We have vacancies available for Newly Qualified or qualified children's nurses band 5 and 6 to join our fantastic Children's ED team, Children's community team or the team on Rainbow Children's Unit.

Children's ED

Children's ED is a busy department who currently see about 30,000 children per year in a purpose built paediatric area within the Emergency Department, with a separate stream for children attending with urgent care complaints.

Rainbow Children's Unit

Rainbow Children's unit is our brand new children's inpatient unit, which opened in May 2022. We have created a purpose built, state of the art unit for children's services. This new unit includes a High Dependency Unit, The Inpatient Ward, Short Stay Unit, Day Care/ Day Surgery, Ambulatory and Oncology.

Children's Hospital At Home Team

The Children's Hospital at Home Team provides a service for children aged 0-18 with acute or additional health needs, and works in partnership with their parent/carers and other professionals to ensure that their health and well being needs are met.

Interviews: tbc

Main duties of the job

Our fantastic, purpose built Paediatric Emergency Department needs you! We are a very busy department seeing in excess of 30000 children per year. They are seen, and treated, within the unit which boasts a separate waiting area for adolescents, a dedicated CAMHS room, a sensory treatment room and an HDU level bay within the department.

We also have 2 separate resuscitation bays for critical paediatric patients and a close working relationship with The South Thames Retrieval Service. We have a separate stream for children to be seen in our Urgent Treatment Centre which is also based within the department. This is staffed by Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioners and GP's who have a supported working relationship with the Paediatric ED team.

Our team is growing and we require dynamic outgoing Paediatric staff nurses to join our renowned emergency team, delivering high quality care to patients presenting with a variety of conditions. Feedback from medical staff who rotate through is that we are one of the best ED teams they have worked with! We can offer a friendly and supportive team where we strive to develop our nurses to be confident and competent in their practice. We hold regular simulation sessions, teaching and team away days, we also run regular well-being sessions for all staff to attend. Management have an open door policy, and regularly work clinically alongside the team in the unit.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role via Job Description

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • RN level 1 childrens nurse
  • Commitment to personal development


  • Additional study at degree level
  • Mentorship course or equivalent

Skills and abilities


  • Team player
  • I.V additives


  • EPLS
  • Phlebotomy and cannulation
  • ED specific skills

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Can discuss in depth current clinical issues in A& E
  • Knowledge of child protection issues


  • Clinical supervision



  • substantial post reg experience

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Rd



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