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Staff Nurse

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic staff nurse to join our busy Surgical Day Case ward, located in the main hospital.

The post holder is responsible for the pre- and post-operative care in Surgical Day Care and Surgical Admission Lounge. Assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care in the ward.

The primary focus of the post is to ensure that all patients and families receive high quality patient centered care, reflecting the Trust objectives, values and vision.

At all times the practitioner will act as an advocate for patients and families, and will be a front-line advocate for the Trust.

To provide effective clinical and leadership for their designated area of responsibility, ensuring that high standards of clinical practice are adhered to at all times.

They will have extensive knowledge of paediatric surgery -pre- and post-operative care and be actively involved in the teaching and assessing of junior staff in line with current National and local standards and best practice.

They will be responsible for their own professional conduct in line with NMC Code of Conduct. They will adhere to and understand all Trust and local policies and procedures.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, be well organised and able to respond to the various demands of the role. A training and development programme is offered.

Main duties of the job

Accurately assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the holistic pre and post -operative care needs of patients using an extensive knowledge base and range of skills within the SDC/SAL department.

Deliver excellent standards of clinical practice to all patients and support colleagues to deliver the best possible outcomes and experience for patients.

Act as patient's advocated and ensure patients' wishes, choices and beliefs are taken into account in the decision making process as necessary in collaboration with the family.

Using evidence based best practice maintain safe and effective patient care, ensuring that working practices conform to local and national policies and procedures

Act as a clinical reference point and subject matter expert for designated area of responsibility.

Ensure the WHO safety checklist is completed for every theatre list and patient undergoing a surgical or anaesthetic procedure.

Develop and maintain local and national standards and ensure practice is evidence based.

Maintain accurate and legible records of care in line with Trust policy and NMC Code of Conduct.

Be involved in monitoring and promoting high standards of care, including audit of quality indicators, and devising action plans to address any deficits identified.

Maintain a culture in which infection control is intrinsic to care delivery, and is monitored in line with Trust policy.

To ensure knowledge of the current national and local regulations.

About us

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients' homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton. We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We're also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit. You can expect a warm welcome at Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At Alder Hey we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details outlining this role.

Person Specification

written and verbal


  • RSCN qualification or RN (Child)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Educated to degree level or recognised equivalent experience
  • Experience of working within a multi-professional workforce

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

East Prescot Road


L14 5AB

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