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Staff Nurse- Children Emergency Department

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
We are expanding our friendly, dynamic and talented team in preparation for the opening of our new Children Emergency Department and Children's Observation Unit later this year. This is an exciting time and a great opportunity to join our dedicated team.

Our new Children's Emergency Department has 12 cubicles with a 2 bedded designated resuscitation are, providing emergency nursing care and support to children and young people aged 0-15 years (up to 17 years for our young people requiring CAMHS support).

Our new children's observation unit which is co-located with our new children's emergency department provides an opportunity to care for acutely unwell or injured children that may need a period of assessment following admission through our children's emergency department prior to discharge, as well as those children and young people who have been referred by their GP and other referrals to the paediatric team.

You will monitor, treat and then either admit the child to the ward or discharge home. In addition, you will gain experience in nursing acutely ill children in emergency situations.

These posts are for dynamic, motivated and committed nurses, both adult and children's nurses, who are seeking to join us in caring for children and young people through our urgent care pathways.

We offer all staff a comprehensive preceptorship and development package which is led by our children's practice development team

Main duties of the job

  • Work closely with the nursing team, ensuring individual programmes of care is formulated according to patient needs and current research/guidelines.
  • Ensure planned nursing care is delivered safely and effectively taking into account the views of the child and their parents / guardians.
  • Ensures plans of care are updated as appropriate.
  • Ensures arrangements for the admission, transfer and discharge of children are made safely, efficiently and effectively in line with Trust policies child's nursing requirements.
  • Undertake the essential nursing assessment of the child, taking into account all the activities of daily living.
  • Undertake relevant risk assessments in order to inform the care needs of the child.
  • Recognise the significance of the observations made and use these to develop an initial nursing assessment.
  • Take all measures to ensure the safety of the child, report all accidents and incidents and complete relevant documentation.
  • Act as ward link nurse for a specific area of practice

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse or Registered Adult Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Child Protection level 3 training
  • ENB 998 / MSPP or equivalent


  • MSPP or equivalent
  • APLS
  • Community Nursing qualification



  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to produce clear legible written reports in English
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with multi-disciplinary team, children and carers in English
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to respond appropriately to changes in caseload and patients condition.
  • High level of knowledge and skills relating to paediatric nursing observation, nursing assessment, care planning and delivery of care.
  • Able to manage own caseload without direct supervision


  • Ability to supervise others



  • Minimum of one year acute paediatric nursing experience


  • Recent experience in acute community children's nursing



  • Ability to work unsocial hours as required
  • Full & valid UK driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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