The Children's Emergency Department is open 24 hrs a day and sees on average 90 - 100 children a day. The department is dynamic and progressive.
Due to Covid-19 and the relocation of our Children's ED an opportunity has arisen to increase our staffing establishment for band 5 staff nurses to extend their development in a Children's environment working alongside Children's nurses, Consultants, ENPs and GPs. Any staff successfully employed will benefit from a 5% pay increase on top of their salary up to and including 31stMarch 2024 PLEASE NOTE: If you are an overseas trained Nurse in the UK, you will need to have CBT and English Language Test (IELTS or OET) completed in the last 6 months and OSCE Ready for Paediatrics Nursing. You also need to ensure that CBT and English Language test meets the NMC required level. OR have NMC registration with Paediatrics.Main duties of the job
You will gain numerous paediatric emergency nursing skills, through university and in-house training, including triage, plaster of pairs, venepuncture and cannulation, APLS/EPLS, Pan London ED course and much more.
- To work as a multi-skilled member of the nursing team within the Children's
- Emergency Department maintaining high standards of practice and promoting the philosophy of child and family centred care. This job description covers all areas within Children Emergency Department.
- To assist senior nursing staff in the clinical management of the department, maintaining high standards of nursing practice and promoting the philosophy of child and family centred care.
Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations: Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development Widening access (anchor institution) and employability Improving the experience of staff with disability Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development Making equalities mainstream Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To work as a multi-skilled member of the nursing team within the Childrens Emergency Department maintaining high standards of practice and promoting the philosophy of child and family centered care. This job description covers all areas within Children Emergency Department.
To assist senior nursing staff in the clinical management of the department, maintaining high standards of nursing practice and promoting the philosophy of child and family centred care.
Key Result Areas
PRINCIPLE 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. Is familiar with national and agreed Division/Trust policies and procedures and will apply them in her/his practice. Reports any accidents/untoward incidents/unsafe practices involving children/ carers and/or staff to the Clinical Nurse Manager/Modern Matron/Head of Childrens Nursing in line with Trust policy. Will be required to undertake training and demonstrate competency following this with all equipment introduced to their practice area, so they can be used appropriately and safely. Participate in and contribute to meetings relevant to their role and practice area. To participate in the assessment of performance of learners and untrained staff. To utilise evidence based findings when delivering nursing care. To actively contribute towards a happy and therapeutic environment and to the working of the multi-disciplinary ward team. To be responsible for her/his own professional development including the Scope of Professional Practice and participate in Personal Development Plan and
Professional Development Review (PDR). 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. To actively participate in the Unit teaching programme through demonstration and direct supervision. To participate in the education of the child and family regarding aspects of care and promotion of health and the prevention of illness. Participate in the implementation of clinical supervision to enable childrens nurses to provide high quality care to children and their carers. Understand your role and responsibilities in safeguarding children identifying and referring children and families in need / at risk Demonstrate competency in basic life-support for adults and children. Practice family centred care in conjunction with National Service Framework,
Clinical Governance and Essence of Care Take up opportunities to expand your role as relevant to areas of practice. On reaching final Gateway will be expected to take charge of a shift in the absence of a more senior member of staff. Demonstrate basic competency in Internet Technology (IT) and complete GroupWise training within 6 months of taking on employment. Person 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
- Emergency Nursing Qualification
- APLS / EPLS
- 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
- Significant post registration experience at band 5 or above in an acute paediatric/ ambulatory setting/ and/ or Paeds ED experience
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS TrustAddress
University Hospital Lewisham
Lewisham High Street
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