Interested in working within the Children's Emergency Department? Are you a newly qualified nurse, have experience in A& E or aspire to? Then this may be a perfect opportunity for you!
Open 24 hours a day, the Children's Emergency Department sees on average 90-100 children a day aged 0-15 years of age. We are a fast-paced environment where every day is different, you certainly won't get bored.Main duties of the job
We have an induction programme and an exciting new preceptorship on its way, which will be tailored for both newly qualified nurses and those with previous experience. You will gain numerous paediatric emergency nursing skills, through university and in-house training, including triage, plaster of paris, venepuncture and cannulation, APLS/EPLS, Pan London ED course and much more.
You will be welcomed and supported by a committed friendly team of experienced and motivated paediatric nurses working long days and nights and offering many a laugh along the way. Good communication skills, a positive approach and a sense of humour are essential.
We have a dedicated paediatric area as well as our own resuscitation bay and HDU room. We work collaboratively with Urgent Care, Adult Accident and Emergency, Paediatric Same Day Emergency Care Unit and Children's Inpatient Ward.About us
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.
As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- As a member of the nursing team participate in maintaining good working relationships and promote good communications within the emergency department environment.
- To assist in maintaining the health and safety requirements of all children and young persons, carers, visitors and staff.
- To be an active member of the team contributing ideas to improve/maintain efficiency within the area and utilise resources effectively.
- To actively contribute towards a happy and therapeutic environment and to the working of the multi-disciplinary ward team.
- Is responsible for maintaining complete, legible up to date records of nursing care in line with NMC (2008) guidelines.
- Having undertaken the appropriate training act as a Practice Assessor for Diploma/Degree students on ward.
- Understand your role and responsibilities in safeguarding children identifying and referring children and families in need / at riskPerson SpecificationQualifications and TrainingEssential
- RN Child (sub part1 NMC register)
- Good level of English Language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication
Experience and KnowledgeEssential
- Diploma / Degree
- Mentorship qualification High Dependency module or equivalent level of experience
- Ability to document legibly and precisely
- Knowledge of research and clinical audit
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Previous experience within the desired speciality
- Experience of shift and people management
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS TrustAddress
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
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