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Band 5 Children's Emergency Department Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton Coldfield
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

Do you want to be part of our growing team? Do you have a passion for delivering high quality care to children, young people, and their families in the emergency department? We have vacancies available for Newly Qualified or qualified children's nurses' band 5 to join our fantastic team,

Is your nursing passion working in a fast-paced environment where every day is different, expanding your knowledge and expertise in a variety of specialities as well as learning leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills? Then this is the job for you

This vacancy offers the opportunity to be part of a growing, vibrant team, providing effective health care to the people of the West Midlands and working to bring about dynamic change in the way patients requiring health care are managed.

The Children's Emergency Department is a very busy department treating and caring for infants, children and young people aged 0-15 years of age.

We have a newly built children's Emergency Department. We have increased our nursing workforce by recruiting a Paediatric Matron, Senior team of nurses and additional ACP and ENP's as well as a designated Practice Educators for staff within CED to help support and develop new skills along their journey.

Our Trust Values




Full time and part time (30 hours) avaliable

Main duties of the job

Main Duties of the Job

The post holder will work according to the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour and relevant professional guidelines and be accountable for their own professional actions.

*The post holder must use up to date knowledge and evidence to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence changes, and promote health and best practice

*The post holder must achieve and maintain competence in identified mandatory and statutory training, develop, and maintain clinical competencies, skills and knowledge which relate to the area of clinical practice

*The post holder must respond to patients, relative and carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required

*The post holder will contribute to the development of service and quality improvement initiatives within a collaborative framework to enhance patient experience and outcome and ensure standards of care are monitored and maintained at the highest level required with medical staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team both verbally and written

*Be conversant with and adhere to all Trust policies, procedures and systems for safeguarding including the assessment of Mental Capacity, the process for requests for Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DOLS) and demonstration of the principles of Prevent (counter terrorism awareness)

*Abide by and ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Children's/ Paediatric Nurse on the NMC register


  • * Health care management / leadership qualification



  • *Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff
  • *Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD
  • *Can demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • *Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff
  • *Experience of mentoring undergraduate students
  • *Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department
  • *Experience in learning from incidents/complaints and supporting changes in practice.
  • *Demonstrable ability, experience, passion in the following:
  • *Leadership
  • *Team Building
  • *Managing resources
  • *Time management
  • *Role modelling
  • *Change management / clinical developments.
  • *Clinical governance
  • *Audit and research
  • *Workforce planning / management
  • *NHS policy and political awareness

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD.
  • *Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • *Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role.
  • *Excellent Communication skills /written / verbal / IT
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing demands.
  • *Ability to articulate the principles of safeguarding and mental capacity.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • *Well organised
  • *Effective communicator
  • *Sound clinical reasoning and decision making
  • *Ability to perform in complex and challenging situations.
  • *Ability to inspire and lead a team.
  • *Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation to day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Good Hope Hospital

Rectory Rd

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B75 7RR

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