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Paediatric Burns and Plastics Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024
This is new and exciting role to help with the coordination and management of paediatric patients who are being treated under the plastic surgery and burns teams at Buckinghamshire Health Care NHS Hospitals.

The plastic surgery and burns team is a highly specialised surgical division within Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. We are the tertiary referral unit and the burns unit for a large population area covering, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Berkshire.

It is essential for this post holder to have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a paediatric setting and has exposure in looking after patients with plastic surgery and burns related injuries.

The post holder must have excellent communication skills to liaise and work alongside patients and a varied multi professional team.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage paediatric burns and plastics trauma clinics 7 days a week together as part of the MDT
  • Burns MDT Tuesday 12-13
  • To assess paediatric patients referred via the TRIPS system and prioritise patients being seen in hospital for their burn injury as well as supporting referrers with burns care
  • Ensure that all safeguarding referrals are submitted by the plastics and burns medical team or referring hospital
  • To coordinate paediatric burns and plastics trauma patients needing to be booked for surgery through the Stoke Mandeville Trauma list
  • To contribute to / coordinate weekend clinics for Paediatric Burns and Plastics Trauma

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Nursing Degree certificate/ RGN/ NMC pin
  • Maths/ English GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications
  • Registered Paediatric Nurse to degree level or equivalent
  • Registered adult (burns) nurse with paediatric competencies


  • Further education in burns/ plastic surgery evidence

Core Skills


  • Ability to use a computer
  • Evidence of clear written English
  • Recent experience within the Plastic Surgery and burns speciality field
  • Experience within theatre
  • Wide clinical experience as a nurse
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative


  • Has used systems such as TRIPs and Careflow



  • Communicates openly, honestly and professionally, and actively promotes team working and building strong working relationships
  • Patients are always first. Drives service improvements. Strong self-awareness with a desire to grow
  • Treats all with compassion and kindness. Ensures everyone feels valued.
  • Consults others and listens to their views/opinions. Enables others to take the initiative3

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital


HP21 8AL

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