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Staff Nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a registered Children's Nurse committed to providing the best care possible for children ranging from 0-18years? Would you like the opportunity to work in a busy, friendly acute children's unit that prides itself on the service it provides?

If the answer to the above questions is YES then the Children's' Unit and Paediatric Assessment Unit at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon is the place for you!

We are a 22 bed inpatient ward and an adjacent paediatric assessment unit in which we treat children aged from new-born to 18 years old with a broad range of paediatric conditions including surgery, oncology, orthopaedics and ENT.

The unit is supported by a friendly, dedicated and highly skilled medical team and, as a Band 5 nurse, you will also benefit from the support of 14 Band 6 Sisters and an excellent team of Nursery Nurses, Registered Nursing Associates and your fellow Band 5 Nurses.

We also have our assessment unit which is open 24/7 which provides a wide range of acute inpatient referrals as well as outpatient clinics.

Main duties of the job

Amazing staff and very welcoming

Never a day that I didn't want to come in

Friendly vibe to the whole ward

Brilliant mentors and nurses

Perfect placement

Great place to learn and experience what nursing is

Lots of different opportunities

Would you like the opportunity to work in a unit that inspires the kind of feedback you can read above?

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other.

Our values make us who we are.
  • Service We will put our patients first
  • Teamwork We will work together
  • Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
  • Respect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for providing safe and effective care to all children (aged 0 18) requiring admission on the Childrens Unit/Paediatric Assessment Unit of Emergency Department. They are responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence based individualised patient care within the boundaries of their role. The post holder will contribute to the continuing development of standards of care including developments of nursing standards and monitoring of outcomes. The post holder will be expected tocontinue with their own professional development.

Caring for child aged 0-18 years old with a variety of medical and surgical conditions.

Assessment and implementation of care.

Working with children and families.

Person Specification



  • First Level Registered Children's Nurse.
  • Current/live registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council


  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children
  • FLAP Course



  • Recent experience nursing children in an acute / community setting or recently completed a Return to Paediatric Nursing course.
  • Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge and practice after qualification and Preceptorship.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • I.T. Literate.
  • Ability to document details clearly and accurately.
  • Good interpersonal skills and is able to deal with difficult/sensitive situations.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload.


  • An understanding of the structure for the delivery for Community and social care services.

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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