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Band 5 staff nurse

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 per annum/pro rota
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit band 5 staff nurses with at least 12 months clinical experience post registration to join our acute medical ward .

The post holder carries responsibility and accountability for the health care management of their patient group, in collaboration with senior nurses and Team Leaders. The band 5 staff nurse will be responsible for assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating family centred care.

Clinical ResponsibilitiesMaintain high standards of nursing care and promote an environment suitable for the care of children, ensuring that all planned carefully reflects latest research developments. To assess, develop, implement and evaluate family centred programmes of care in partnership with colleagues or senior staff and ultimately without direct supervision. Actively participate in mentorship for junior staff and students and participate in clinical supervision. Ensure child protection issues are acted upon promptly and appropriately. Continuously develop the clinical role in order to be able to work independently, anticipate care needs of patients and actively manage their journey through the Trust. This includes being able to work independently or as part of a team in potentially stressful, distressing or emotional circumstances including life support and assessment. To extend and expand nursing roles within the nurses competence, and with appropriate training as guided by local and departmental policies and procedures.

Main duties of the job

ManagementAim to promote high morale within the nursing team by good staff relationships and clear lines of communication. Monitor effective use of resources, in collaboration with colleagues. Maintain safe working environment. Organise and manage effectively designated area in liaison with shift leader. Maintain accurate and contemporaneous patient records in accordance with the NMC and Trust guidelines. Record and report accidents /incidents to patients or staff in accordance to Trust guidelines and policy. Work in collaboration with the A& E team to ensure that the local and national targets for emergency care are achieved.CommunicationTo promote an effective communication system, both written and verbal, which ensures that a team approach to family centred care is encouraged and adopted. Enter appropriate data into the HISS ( Meditech ) in a timely manner and ensure all nurse led screens are completed. Participate in relevant departmental meetings and represent the department at Trust wide meetings when appropriate, disseminating information as appropriate. Act in a way to promote confidentiality, dignity and trust of patients, parents, carers and other staff members. To ensure accurate and confidential documentation is maintained in accordance with the NMC, Trust and departmental guidelines

About us

We are excited to be recruiting band 5 paediatric nurses to join our fantastic nursing team here at Alder Hey. We value the skills and experience you would bring to Alder Hey to further enhance the already outstanding care that we deliver to our patients and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Training/Education/ ResearchTo support the induction of new members of staff with a period of preceptorship and to participate in the mentorship of students and to supervise and teach others. Update personal knowledge and skills by attending and participating in study days, conferences and in-service training, including mandatory training sessions. To comply with trust and departmental requirements. Achieve personal training needs identified through a yearly personal professional review with your manager. Participate in clinical supervision. Identify areas for research and contribute and participate in nursing and medical research programmes. Disseminate information gained from research. Participate in quality monitoring in conjunction with Trusts Clinical audit and department audits.Other Duties responsibilitiesUndertake any other duties as appropriate to the grade as delegated by the Senior Nurse. Comply with all Trust Policies including: -Promotion of Health and Safety in the workplace. All employees are expected to observe this policy in their behavior to the public and fellow employees. All individuals will have some risk management responsibilities with which you are required to comply, for details of your responsibilities please refer to the current Risk management strategy which is available on the intranet and in the local strategies folder.

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Person Specification



  • RSCN qualification or RN (Child)
  • Keen to expand role and continue personal and professional development
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills , especially in difficult and stressful situations
  • Awareness and understanding of confidentiality and accountability. Knowledge of local and national guidelines
  • Flexible approach to working hours to ensure that the department is covered over a 24hour period with excellent time keeping and punctuality.
  • Committed to providing family centered care in a child friendly environment

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Hospital

Eaton Road


L12 2AP

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