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Children's Nurse in Children's ED and Observation Unit

Employer
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Aylesbury
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 May 2024
We have expanded our friendly, dynamic and talented team since opening our new Children's Emergency Department and Observation Unit. This is an exciting time and a great opportunity to join our dedicated team.

Our new Children's Emergency Department has 12 cubicles with a 2 bedded designated resuscitation area, providing emergency nursing care and support to children and young people aged 0-15 years (up to 17 years for our young people requiring CAMHS support).

Our new children's observation unit which is co-located with our new children's emergency department provides an opportunity to care for acutely unwell or injured children that may need a period of assessment following admission through our children's emergency department prior to discharge, as well as those children and young people who have been referred by their GP and other referrals to the paediatric team.

You will monitor, treat and then either admit the child to the ward or discharge home. In addition, you will gain experience in nursing acutely ill children in emergency situations.

These posts are for dynamic, motivated and committed nurses, both adult and children's nurses, paramedics who are seeking to join us in caring for children and young people through our urgent care pathways.

We offer all staff a comprehensive preceptorship and development package which is led by our children's practice development team

Main duties of the job

We are looking for band 5 Paediatric trained nurses or students due to qualify to join our enthusiastic and friendly department and become part of our supportive family. This is an exciting time and a great opportunity to join our dedicated team.

We have recently opened our new Children's Emergency Department which has 12 cubicles with a 2 bedded designated resuscitation area, providing emergency nursing care and support to children and young people aged 0-15 years (up to 17 years for our young people requiring CAMHS support). Our new children's observation unit which is co-located with our new children's emergency department provides an opportunity to care for acutely unwell or injured children that may need a period of assessment following admission through our children's emergency department prior to discharge, as well as those children and young people who have been referred by their GP and other referrals to the paediatric team

This post offers the opportunity to develop your clinical, A& E and assessment skills in a friendly, fast paced, dynamic environment.Paediatric Nursing is varied and extremely rewarding. Working with us will provide both newly qualified and experienced nurses with a broad range of skills and experiences which will help in your career progression. We provide all new starters with a robust induction programme and we have Practice Development Nurses on hand providing 1 -1 teaching and support in identifying your professional development needs.

About us

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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 working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS 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 within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

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.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Registered Children's Nurse or Registered Adult Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • ENB 998 / MSPP or equivalent
  • Other relevant training
  • Child Protection level 3 training


Desirable

  • MSPP or equivalent
  • APLS


Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to produce clear legible written reports in English
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with multi-disciplinary team, children and carers in English
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to respond appropriately to changes in caseload and patients condition.
  • High level of knowledge and skills relating to paediatric nursing observation, nursing assessment, care planning and delivery of care.
  • Able to manage own caseload without direct supervision


Desirable

  • Ability to supervise others


Experience

Essential

  • Ability to work within a team without supervision.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and disputes, in a non-confrontational manner


Desirable

  • Experience in emergency care
  • Experience teaching colleagues / parents


Special Circumstances

Essential

  • Ability to work unsocial hours as required


Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road

Aylesbury

HP21 8AL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

434-SCS6204390

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