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Registered Nurse - Paediatrics

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Calling all compassionate and dedicated Registered Paediatric Nurses and Registered Adult Nurses with paediatric skills !

Come and join our vibrant Children's unit at Salisbury Hospital and make a meaningful impact on the lives of young patients and their families. Our unit consists of Sarum Ward, Woodlands Day Assessment and Outpatients all designed to create a bright and welcoming environment for children and young people. The ward has 16 in patient beds for children aged 0-16 years, providing specialised care for a range of specialities including general paediatrics , orthopaedics , ENT and general surgery .

This unique opportunity allows you to gain specialist and high dependency skills whilst working in a district hospital setting. In addition we are a Paediatric Oncology Shared Care unit and link closely with Southampton University Hospital for children with oncology conditions , ensuring high quality holistic care for our patients.

As part of our close-knit team, you'll have the chance to work together with various departments within the hospital, including the Emergency Department, Day Surgical Unit, and level 2 NICU.

We welcome informal visits so please do contact us .

Main duties of the job

We are looking for nurses who are passionate about caring for children and making a positive impact on their lives. As a valued member of our team , you will have the chance to work in a dynamic and supportive environment .

You will need to be flexible and adaptable, working both on the ward covering various specialties and in the adjacent Day Assessment Unit . You will be required to work a varied shift pattern that will include nights and weekends.

You should have good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well within our multidisciplinary team .

You will be committed to providing a safe care with a compassionate and caring manner. You will have the ability to work with children and their families assessing, planning implementing and evaluating individualised family centered care.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute trust rated 'Good' by the CQC with a track record of high performance providing regional specialist service such as: burns, plastics and reconstructive surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spire Cleft Centre and Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) and we offer a generous pension scheme. On site benefits include car parking (fee applies), Leisure Centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work. With easy access to London and local airports. For more information about living in Salisbury visit

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education, Qualification and training


  • NMC registration , Diploma , Advanced diploma or Degree in Nursing


  • QFC assessor or NMC approved mentorship qualification



  • Evidence of working / training within an acute paediatric setting

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of being caring and compassionate and managing patients with complex needs
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Ability to assess patients and plan and evaluate their care
  • Ability to organise own work load
  • Evidence of a good level of clinical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of the importance of safeguarding

Knowledge and Skills


  • Awareness of adherence to IPC policies and procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital



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