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Paediatric Nurse - Children's Unit - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro-rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Are you a Registered Children's Nurse looking for a new and exciting challenge. We would love to receive an application from you.

We are a friendly, supportive team that is passionate about delivering first class care to the families and patients who access our service. We have state of the art facilities equipped with the latest equipment that ensures that children receive the very highest standards of healthcare. This gives our families the reassurance that the very best is being done for the people who mean the most to them.

Band 5 opportunities include:
  • Protected supernumerary period
  • Preceptorship programme with resilience based supervision
  • Band 5 orientation workbook
  • Mindfulness and wellbeing at work
  • Opportunities to be involved in quality improvement/change management
  • Opportunities for further study - both internal and external courses
  • Career progression opportunities

*** We also offer a welcome payment of �1000 to new joiners ***

Main duties of the job

Our Children's Unit includes a 12-bedded inpatient ward with one High Dependency bed, supported by our Paediatric Assessment Unit and 6 bedded day case area. Outpatient clinics also run Monday to Friday from within the unit.

As part of this role you will be expected to rotateto Peterborough City Hospital Children Wards for up to three months of the year to extend your knowledge and skills in paediatric nursing.

We are a busy department in what can be a fast-paced environment. The right candidate will need to be a good communicator, be innovative and self-motivated. They should be committed to the provision of high standards of patient care for our children and families.

Ensure that patient care remains a priority in inter-professional practice and that referrals to the MDT are timely and discharge planning takes place where appropriate.

Be aware of the safeguarding agenda, ensuring protection and identification of vulnerable patients.

Ensure effective working relationships are established and maintained with colleagues across the Trust.

We are looking for a flexible individual to workfull time or part time hours. Our current shift pattern is 11.5 hour shifts on internal rotation to cover evenings and weekends.

*** Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Develop and discuss, with senior nursing team, new ideas and methods of practice to ensure the service is improved and developed as an ongoingprocess.2. Ensure that Trust clinical policies and procedures are complied with within the ward. Informing the Unit Sister of matters, which affect the implementation of the agreed policies.3. Assist with the provision of child centred care that incorporates the needs of children of all ages and stages of development.4. Work closely with the children and their families, being sensitive to their needs and promote family centred care within the ward environment.5. Act as an advocate for children wherever they are within the Trust and hospital setting and to advise colleagues on all matters concerning the nursing care of children.6. Assess the needs of patients within the clinical area, plan and implementindividualised holistic nursing care.7. Be self-motivating in ensuring the delivery of effective and sensitive evidence based care to a high standard at all times acting as a role model to more junior members of the team

Please see Job Description for further information

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of NMC Codes of conduct and/or guidelines of professional practice
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within this clinical area
  • Awareness of health and safety
  • Awareness of quality issues and Clinical Governance
  • Ability to learn from incidents and apply them to new situations


  • Awareness of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk, governance and quality issues
  • Willingness to actively participate in mechanisms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team through audit.

Education & Qualification


  • Registered Children's Nurse with NMC Registration
  • Registered Nurse (level 1) with significant experience in a clinical area that provides care to children and young people e.g. Children's ward/ED/Theatres and Recovery/Neonatal Unit
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and its application


  • BSc (or willingness to work towards)
  • Mentorship Qualification (or willingness to undertake)



  • Experience of a children's ward or department/setting where children and their families are nursed
  • Evidence of working with children with life limiting conditions/complex health care needs.
  • Competent at basic nursing care and life support (CPR)
  • Interest in teaching and supervising students


  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/ Department polices and philosophies
  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS

Key Skills


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills applied to self: time management, prioritising own caseload, initiative
  • Awareness of the importance of risk management
  • Awareness of Clinical Supervision and Reflective Practice and participate in these as per ward policy
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical analysis skills


  • IV competency
  • Ability to access central lines including administration of medication and ability to take bloods (or willingness to undertake)
  • ECG competency
  • Development of Phlebotomy skills
  • Good leadership skills or potential to develop
  • Teaching skills for trained and untrained staff, carers and patients

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Park


PE29 6NT

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