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Paediatric Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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We are looking for band 5 Paediatric trained nurses or soon to qualify students to join our enthusiastic and friendly department and become part of our supportive family.

If you are a Registered Children's Nurse or a student soon to qualify with a positive attitude to ensuring children receive the best possible care, we'd love to hear from you.

Paediatric Nursing is varied and extremely rewarding. Working with us will provide both newly qualified and experienced nurses with a broad range of skills and experiences which will help in your career progression. Buckinghamshire NHS trust

We offer possible rotational roles between Ward 3 our acute children's ward and our Paediatric Decision Unit, giving you a real taste of the patient pathway. We provide all new starters with a robust induction programme and we have Practice Development Nurses on hand providing 1 -1 teaching and support in identifying your professional development needs.

Main duties of the job

  • Staff nurses in the paediatric unit have the opportunity to care for children aged 0-16. Working alongside the MDT.
  • You are responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation or evaluation of programmes of care.
  • When deemed competent, is designated to take charge of the ward/area and provide an effective professional and managerial leadership focus in the absence of the ward manager.
  • Is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care, maintaining a high standard of nursing care within the framework of Trust policies.
  • Supervises qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Teaches qualified and unqualified staff including pre registration and post registration Responsibilities to deliver Patient Care.

About us

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

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?o As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.o We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes. o We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.Why work for us?o 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.o As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.o Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?o Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.o Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.o 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.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to produce clear legible written reports in English
  • Self-motivated and optimistic approach to work
  • Knowledge of current issues in children's nursing/Urgent Care
  • Accurate basic arithmetic skills, for purposes of calculating drugs and fluids.
  • Ability to communicate clearly & effectively in spoken English


  • Ability to supervise others
  • Competency in IV drug administration.



  • Experience of working within a team without supervision.
  • Experience of resolving conflict and disputes, in a non-confrontational manner


  • Experience in emergency care
  • Experience teaching colleagues / parents



  • Registered Children's Nurse or Registered Adult Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • MSPP or equivalent
  • Level 2 Child Protection
  • APLS

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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