Paediatric Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity for registered children's nurse to work a rotational post on A& E and Paediatrics at Musgrove Park Hospital.

To provide effective clinical paediatric nursing skills to the ED Department and Paediatric department during the shift covering a 24 hours period.

You will be part of the team which empowers staff to deliver patient- centred, evidence based nursing care within a defined budget. Whilst in the EDif there are no children in the department,you may be asked to carry out basic adult skills , you will be given the support and training to do this.

The urgent and emergency care service refers to the service provided at the front door of the hospital, with the purpose of treating patients presenting as an emergency or with urgent medical needs.

Services include a clinical decision unit, ambulatory care unit, minor injury unit or a walk-in centre. it is essential that they function effectively with the emergency department. Therefore, care pathways between the two must be considered during inspection

Main duties of the job

To provide effective clinical nursing skills to the ED Department during the shift around a 24 hour period. Part of the team which empowers staff to deliver patient- centred, evidence based nursing care within a defined budget.

Support the systems for a multi-disciplinary approach to patient-centred care delivery, which builds on the philosophy of greater involvement of patients and their relatives/carers by using the Trusts patient and public involvement strategy.

Delivers patient care including health promotion on a daily basis to emergency patients who present with undifferentiated conditions including life-threatening emergencies to adults and children and will present unscheduled and unannounced at any time throughout the 24 hour period.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN Child



  • Knowledge of relevant NHS legislation to include Clinical Governance / COSHH / Health and Safety / Infection Control / clinical waste / manual handling in the organisation and the Data Protection Act
  • Basic knowledge of the patient and public involvement agenda



  • Emergency Department Skills/Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Drive



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