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Staff Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Staff Nurse

Department: Ward 5 and Ward 4 (PAU/PDSU)

Band 5 �24,214-�30,112 per annum pro rata

Hours: 30 hours per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

We require enthusiastic, caring and motivated individuals to join our team as staff nurses to provide dynamic, high quality family centred nursing care to Children, Young People and Babies. We offer the option of either simply choosing your preferred place of work or to be part of our rotational programme across the department - both options will allow you to advance as a highly skilled staff nurse ready for promotion.

We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced nurses.

Ward 4: Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) / Paediatric Day SurgeryWard 4 is divided into a 6 bedded day surgery unit, and a 24 hour 10 bedded PAU that flexes capacity to meet the ever changing needs of our children. We offer access to expert, evidence based and family centred assessment, treatment, and care.

Ward 5 is an inpatient ward covering 0-16 years, offering Medical, Surgical, Oncology and Orthopaedic experience. The Ward has dedicated High Dependency beds and offers every opportunity for the successful applicant to succeed and develop. The successful candidate will be expected to rotate across the two areas.

Interview date: 18/12/23

Main duties of the job

To work in conjunction with other staff as a member of a team of nurses, ensuring the highest standard of service for patients and families and accept responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

Across every area of the Paediatric Unit we continually strive, as a multi-disciplinary team, to offer high quality, evidenced based and holistic care to all of our children.

We believe that we have much to offer any candidate who joins our team. Indeed we recognise that it's also about you!!As a Unit we have an active preceptorship and an exciting education programme and we encourage all staff to undertake internal and external courses to ensure their continued development. Opportunities include internal and external study days and University based courses such as Mentorship, Caring for children with Cancer or Diabetes, and Paediatric High Dependency modules.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide the highest standard of evidenced based nursing care for both the children and their families in line with local and nationally agreed standards and guidelines.
  • To holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of patients within their sphere of responsibility.

  • To at all times demonstrate a professional approach to work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, (2010).
  • Is required to have a working knowledge of the Childrens National Service Framework (2004) and understand the nursing responsibilities in relation to this publication.

  • To promote effective communication, between all members of the multi disciplinary team.
  • To ensure planned care and treatments are carried out effectively by the team members delegated these tasks.

  • To take personal responsibility for own development and updating to ensure that they meet the requirements of their individual KSF outline.
  • To attend training in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and have regular updates in line with Trust Policy.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • RSCN/ RN Child Branch/RN/Rld
  • Evidence of development at degree level


  • Degree 2:1



  • An understanding of safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • To work effectively as both a member of the nursing team and the multidisciplinary team
  • Good Interpersonal skills


  • Experience in acute paediatric nursing



  • To use initiative within the boundaries of the role
  • Able to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and deliver holistic basic nursing care
  • To demonstrate knowledge of national guidelines relevant to paediatrics
  • To be able to do mathematical calculations
  • To demonstrate ability to provide evidence based care
  • Knowledge of/adhere to the NMC code of conduct
  • Good time management
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service in conjunction with the other members of the team

Personal and people development


  • Understands own personal developmental needs
  • Maintain professional portfolio



  • Ability to communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team and families
  • To be able to read and write to a high standard
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Paediatric Assessment Unit (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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