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Paediatric Staff Nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Safari ward is a 24 bedded general paediatric ward which includes a 4 bedded level 2 HDU unit and a 4 bedded oncology shared care poscu. We look after children from 0-16years with general medical and surgical conditions. We take admissions from Paediatric ED, Hippo assessment unit and step down from PICU in tertiary centres. We also offer daycase procedures.

We offer a warm and welcoming environment in which you can strive to meet your potential.

Main duties of the job

This person must like a challenge, respond well to the demands of a busy ward and enjoy working at a fast pace in a multidisciplinary team including consultants, Nurses, Play workers, Practice Development Nurses, Ward Sister and Matron.

The department encourages and supports professional development including extended nursing skills, study modules at university and in-house study days such as the long term ventilation, Venepuncture & Cannulation and the high dependency course

We offer an accredited preceptorship programme for newly qualfiied staff and have 2 practice development nurses on hand to support you.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • The trust offers support with health and wellbeing via our intranet page

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder will play a key role in supporting the nurse managers in providing high quality care. He / she will be prepared to work within the divisions as a Named Nurse, within a Team taking responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

    You will be expected to take a patient caseload of 4-5 patient's depending on acuity and to time manage and prioritise tasks accordingly

    The post holder will be a clinically credible practitioner who can provide effective patient care in a range of clinical settings, having regard for relevant policies and the evidence base nursing

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • RSCN or RN Child
    • Current NMC registration
    • Significant general paediatrics experience
    • BLS within last year
    • Functioning at minimum diploma level.


    • PILS provider



    • Good written & verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to document legibly and Precisely


    • Previous experience of working with children and family.
    • Competent in IV drug administration

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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