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Paediatric Staff Nurse - Ifor

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Contract: Permanent - Full-time 37.5 hours per week.

Band 5

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated children's nurse who enjoys working within a team of dedicated staff.

We want someone who is dedicated to the Child and Family, advocating for high standards of care while in hospital and ensuring the child's discharge is timely and effective.

Ifor ward is a busy paediatric unit with children from 0-18 years providing a service for children who require acute medical and surgical care. We care for children with a varied range of conditions including haematology, oncology, infectious diseases, respiratory, surgical, orthopaedic, complex care, mental health & social problems.

You will have the opportunity to develop oncology and haematological skills as we are a Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit (POSCU).

We have a dedicated paediatric mental health team including two nurse specialists, who work closely with the ward to ensure safe and seamless care for our mental health patients.

Main duties of the job

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

To maintain high standards of nursing care for all patients and families at all times. Teaching and supervision of students.

To work effectively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a High Dependency Unit, where you will develop your High Dependency skills. We have Clinical Nurse Specialists available for expert advice in paediatric diabetes, sickle cell, allergy, asthma and oncology. We also work closely with our dedicated Discharge Coordinator Nurse to ensure our children and young people have a seamless transition home.

Our practice development nurse within the Unit offers a structured development programme, based on the principle that staff are developed to maintain and enhance professional standards of practice and provide a high quality of service. For newly qualified nurses we have a 12-month preceptorship programme in which you will be supported by excellent clinical placement educators and the preceptorship lead. We know how important this transition time is for you and we will support you all the way.

We provide internal and external study days linked to Paediatrics, and have close working links with Paediatric Emergency Department, Childrens Day Care and outpatients as well as the ambulatory care unit.

Person Specification



  • Experience in total patient nursing care for children and adolescents
  • Experience of working within a MDT



  • Principles of assessing the sick child
  • Principles of medical and surgical nursing care
  • Principles of family centred care
  • Principles of teaching and assessment

Skills and Abilities


  • Potential for caring for High Dependency Patients
  • Aware of current issues in the NHS
  • Ability to organize own work
  • Good communication skills

Other Qualities


  • Motivated to learn
  • Committed to own professional development
  • Good attendance record
  • Able to meet rota requirements, e.g. day and night shifts

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Whittington Hospital

Magdala Ave - Ifor Ward-Hospital Base


N19 5NF

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