Paediatric Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) where outstanding care and clinical excellence come together every day.

We are looking for an experienced paediatric nurse to join our team in a busy central London teaching hospital as a Band 5 in the Emergency Department. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Paediatric Emergency Nurse to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation. We have almost completed our development of our Emergency department where we have increased our Majors and Rapid Assessment Treatment (RAT) bays in order to improve services for our growing number of patients.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside a team of band 6 and band 6.5 nurses within the Paediatric Emergency Department.

You are supported by a Band 7 Team Leader and a Band 6.5 Deputy Charge Nurse, to ensure the nursing care delivered is safe and effective. You also work closely with the clinical practice facilitator (CPF) team to support your educational and training development needs. Clinically you will develop key working relationships with the ED medical team and Paediatric medical team.

About us

We are looking for a Paediatric Nurse that can offer us:

Paediatric Emergency Nursing experience to be able to share new skills and knowledge to our excellent team of emergency nurses.

A passion for delivering excellent patient care.

A willingness to learn new skills, take charge of the emergency department on a shift by shift basis and lead by example.

A willingness to develop skills .

The ability to communicate effectively and maintain professionalism at all times.

We have a very friendly and supportive team which is led by a Senior Nurses and a Matron. You will be working alongside a Consultant Nurse and a team of accredited advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) as well Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENPs) as part of the team.

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence and our hospitals are in great central London locations and we have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer within the Trust.

We offer our permanent staff an interest free ticket loan, a subsidised social club including gym and swimming facilities, a library for staff to use, free independent and confidential support for all staff and large retail discounts

Job description

Job responsibilities

In 2018 the Paediatric and Young Peoples Emergency Department moved into the current foot print doubling in size. We have now 9 cubicles to see and treat our children and young people. At UCLH we are leaders in Adolescent care and this is demonstrated with in our department by having a separate Adolescent waiting room. We also have a dedicated team of Play Specialists to support the Children and Young People during their stay.

So why join our team?

We have a new Development Programme that is fully funded to support and nurture your career. This includes academic courses and study days to enhance your leadership role and guide your development as an experienced Emergency Nurse.

We will provide the funding and study leave to help you grow and develop your Emergency career.

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence and our hospitals are in great central London locations and we have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer within the Trust.

For detailed information about this role, please refer to the attached Job Description

1. To work according to the NMC code of Professional Conduct and relevant professionals guidelines as named nurse (or key worker ) for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:
  • Ensuring provision of a high standard of holistic, patient-centred care
  • Assessing nursing care and health education needs
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.
  • To develop the necessary skills and experience in ward/department management and provide leadership in the absence of the senior staff nurse
  • To promote and participate in the implementation of the UCLH Nursing & Midwifery strategy and core Standards and contribute towards achieving the Trusts Top 10 Objectives
  • To develop and implement Audit, Quality and Risk Management initiatives.
  • To teach and act as a facilitator/mentor/preceptor/ to students and nurses and others and participate in clinical supervision programmes as appropriate.
  • To support senior staff with the smooth running of the department and ensure our KPIs are met to ensure patient flow.

  • Person Specification

    Knowledge & Qualifications


    • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register


    • Relevant Teaching course
    • NVQ assessor



    • Up to 6 months post-registration
    • Passed Foundation gateway Level



    • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats

    Personal And People Development


    • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
    • Demonstrates an awareness of the role of facilitator
    • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others
    • Reflective in Practice



    • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management, audit & quality

    Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs


    • Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical areas

    People management


    • Takes charge of ward in absence of senior staff

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



    235 Euston Road


    NW1 2BU

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