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Paediatric Emergency Department Staff Nurse

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
Our friendly, dynamic and talented Children's team require registered Children's nurse to join them in an exciting opportunity to become part of our Children and Young People Emergency Department.

Within the role you will be responsible for delivering safe, high-quality care to our paediatric patients alongside your emergency department colleagues, as well as working alongside the management team to ensure the highest level of patient experience in accordance and achieve the Trust's values.

This is a rewarding but demanding role that requires dedicated Children's nurses to deliver emergency care to children and their families in a diverse population of the Wirral. Do you want to join a focused team to deliver high quality care?

We are looking for Children's nurses at band 5 staff nurse level. We want enthusiastic highly motivated nurses that can demonstrate a kind, caring and compassionate attitude with a desire to provide effective and efficient emergency care. We are dedicated to supporting the development of our paediatric nurses within our service and offer continuing professional development including courses in Paediatric Immediate Life Support and Advanced Paediatric Life Support.

You will have a supernumerary period upon commencing within the post and will be closely supported by our Emergency Department management team inclusive of the dedicated practice development nurses, to ensure a smooth transition into the role.

Main duties of the job

If you have the experience and desire to improve services for our children and young people then this will be the challenge for you.

These positions will offer the successful candidates an ability to build upon existing skills and knowledge, whilst working within a friendly developing team with a vision for constantly changing and improving children's services within a dynamic DGH.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Staff Nurse position available with WUTH.

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have a Enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 months.

As this vacancy is within the division of Womens and Childrens, there is a mandatory requirement for successful applicants to join the DBS update service. The cost of joining the update service is �13 per year, and applicants are liable to cover this cost with no reimbursement from the Trust. Further details of how to join the update service will be provided upon appointment.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1 st Level NMC Registration (Child)
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience


  • Willing to undertake NMC Assessor and mentorship
  • Relevant Degree or willing to register to work towards degree
  • Relevant or willingness to undertake relevant module/course
  • NHS Experience
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Knowledge and Skills


  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communicator (verbal and written) Able to deal with conflict Able to support and advise the team Act as a positive role model


  • Teaching Experience: Student nurse assessor Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Managerial/Clinical Skills: Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the specialty Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice Competent in organising own workload and that of others
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Good time management
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Personal Attributes


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and emphatic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Embrace the Core Values: Communicate formally on first contact Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate Value people's time and protect it as much as possible Make an environment friendly and safe for all Listen to what people say and take appropriate action
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence


  • Act as a positive role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrowe Park Road


CH49 5PE

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