Staff Nurse - Savannah Neurosciences

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc HCA (pro rata for part timers)
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced Paediatric Nurses to join our nursing team on Savannah Neurosciences. We are a 16 bed ward caring for children and young people with brain, spinal cord and nervous system conditions, complex epilepsy, strokes, neuro-inflammatory conditions and inherited disorders of metabolism. We also look after children requiring high dependency care. As a tertiary centre we take referrals from all over the South East of England, providing specialist treatments and and we are the regional inherited metabolic diseases centre for the South Thames, covering south London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and beyond and have close links with the children's liver centre at King's College Hospital.

We welcome applications from registered children's nurses who would like to consolidate their skills and progress in their career.

As part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Evelina London is there for children, young people and women from London to South East England and provides specialist care for families around the UK and across the world.

Every year, the number of children and young people Evelina London cares for, in our hospitals and throughout our local community, continues to grow. We support families from pre-conception, before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life.

Closing date: 03/12/2023

Interview date: 15/12/2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning and provision of specialist nursing advice and carrying out specialist nursing procedures.

The post holder is responsible for assessment of care needs of patients, planning programmes of care, implementation and evaluation of these programmes without direct supervision. At times they will have management responsibility for being in-charge of the ward and supervising junior members of staff, as part of their own development and career progression.

The post holder will be a key member in relation to the development of practice on the ward. They will be working independently/autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centered care principles.

Post qualification experience is required for this role and they are not currently opened to newly qualified nurses or nurses in the process of registering with the NMC from abroad.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

At Evelina, we are reminded every day of how important life is, and how important it is to look after the health and wellbeing of our staff as they balance of responsibilities in and out of work. We are committed to supporting flexible working we want to support you to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's part time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

We are committed to supporting professional development, and have excellent training and educational offerings. Recognising that looking after babies, children and young people is incredibly rewarding, but can also bring challenge we offer amazing resources to help support our staff's emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you have what it takes to be an amazing Evelina Nurse, and have the appetite to join a forward thinking, positive environment, where aspiration and innovation are encouraged, we want you to join us.
    • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
    • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
    • To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
    • To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
    • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
    • Will advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.
    • Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them to develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.
    • Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a persons nursing requirements.
    • Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe and appropriate for their needs.
    • Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.
    • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities.
    • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and wellbeing and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
    • Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions appropriates.
    • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products
    Please see the attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Relevant qualifications required or course to area

Previous experience


  • Experience of working on own and in a team
  • Experience of working in the relevant area
  • Experience of administering intravenous drug therapy
  • Supervision of junior staff


  • HDU course or equivalent

Skills/Knowledge/ Ability


  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Uses own initiative and is able to take decisions
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Competent in basic life support


  • IT skills

Additional Information


  • The ability to undertake reflective thinking on own practice


  • Able and willing to work flexible shift patterns, internal rotation to day and night duty and unsocial hours, according to service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Evelina London Children Hospital



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