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Paediatric Staff Nurse - Children's High Dependency Unit

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
The Childrens High Dependency Unit at Staffordshire Childrens Hospital at Royal Stoke University Hospital is growing - would you like to grow with us? An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Children's High Dependency Unit, Staffordshire Children's Hospital at Royal Stoke

University Hospital for a dynamic and motivated Childrens Nurse.Staffordshire Childrens Hospital at Royal Stoke University Hospital sits within the University Hospital of the North Midlands NHS acute Trust, which serves the population of Stoke-on Trent, Staffordshire and beyond, with both local and specialist tertiary services.

Following a successful application, monies have been awarded to the Children's High Dependency Unit at SCH at RSUH to increase the bed base.The Children's High Dependency Unit (CHDU) is a 4 bedded unit which will increase to 6 beds with regional funding, supporting admissions from the Emergency portals of the Children's Emergency Department and Children's Assessment Unit alongside Elective admissions. The delivery of a sleep diagnostic service is undertaken within CHDU.The unit is supported by the child health multi-disciplinary team working in partnership with Paediatricians, Medical teams, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Allied Health teams.

Main duties of the job

The role of the band 5 Children's Nurse within CHDU is to assess develop, implement and evaluate nursing care needs of children and families/carers in order to provide and maintain a high standard of informed and effective holistic care.

To rotate to other clinical areas as requested, to meet the demands of the service and fulfil professional educational needs.

If you are looking for your next challenge caring for children requiring high dependency or are starting out within your career this could be the post for you.

If you would like further information or to organise an informal visit then please contact

Matron Emma Kelsall - 01782 675314

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Directorate offers you the opportunity to develop your career aspirations via a yearly appraisal and bespoke training and development plan with access, and support from, the Directorate and Corporate Educational and Development teams. We support flexible working and full or part time hours can be accommodated. In return we are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Children Nurse who, through interview and assessment, demonstrates a commitment to delivering exceptional care to children and families.Please see attached Job Description and Personal Specification for a detailed view of the job roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • UK NMC registered Children's Nurse


  • Critical Care Course Levels 1 & 2 (HDU)
  • APLS

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience


  • Experience as a student or registered nurse in an acute hospital setting
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Intermediate IT Skills
  • Ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload and individual patient contact


  • Previous experience of working within Children's High dependency or Intensive care
  • Mentorship/Assessor/Supervisor Experience

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate Trust Values
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to motivate others

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road



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