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Paediatric Practice Development Nurse

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2024
JOB PURPOSEThe Corporate Practice Development Team work across the Trust to promote thedevelopment of nursing staff and facilitate continuous improvement in the culture of care.

JOB SUMMARYThe postholder willsupport the professional development of all nursing the development of clinical competence and evidence-based practice toensure best possible patient outcomes and experience.assist in the delivery of education programmes and act as a role model/ supportingnurses in the clinical closely and under the direction of a Senior Practice Development Sister/ChargeNurse.

Main duties of the job

Support and Development of Nursing Staff:To assist in the provision of a twelve-month Preceptorship programme for nurses who are newto the NMC register.To support Registered Nurses, 'return to practice' nurses, Overseas Nurses, Health CareAssistants, Associate Practitioners and student nurses as required.Under the direction of the Senior Practice Development Sister/Charge Nurse, to work closelywith the nurse managers, ward sisters/charge nurses and pre-registration clinical placementfacilitator to ensure timely and appropriate course structure and delivery.To work supernumerary as necessary on identified wards, depending on teaching and othercommitments. To act as a role model, provide clinical support and guidance with thefundamentals of nursing.To maintain timely and accurate records of nurses who enter into the PreceptorshipProgramme or the Overseas Nursing Programme including outcomes.To evaluate outcomes of activities and to provide timely reports as requested.To liaise with ward sister/charge nurse and Matron in terms of any practice performance issuesor concerns and assist to develop actions plans as necessary.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Paediatric Practice Development NurseBand 6Fixed term/Secondment for 1 year30 hrs per week.Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Paediatric Department are looking to recruit.Are you a motivated, enthusiastic nurse who enjoys teaching and developing high standards ofclinical care?We have a fixed term/ secondment opportunity to join our practice development team workingwithin the Childrens Unit and the Paediatric Emergency Department. As a practice developmentnurse you will improve standards of patient care and safety and support nursing staff in their clinicalpractice, ensuring delivery of the highest standards of clinical care within our services.Main duties of the jobYou will provide the following services in conjunction with the Senior Practice Development Sister:Practice supervision and assessment of new and existing staff through education and clinical skillsbased training in a variety of locations, empowering them to develop their own evidenced basedbest practice.Assist in the development of new learning materials and on-going review of existing resources toensure they meet the required learning outcomes.Attend, organise and contribute to tutorials, study and induction days, running workshops andcascading updates to the wider teamAssist in the delivery of immersive training and support of International recruitment programmeutilising the support and skills of the Childrens department and the Practice development team.This role will span 2 key areas, Hascombe ward and Paediatric Emergency Department.Hascombe Ward is a 23 bed general paediatric ward and is co-located alongside our PaediatricAssessment Unit at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford. We provide care to children of all ages andtheir families with a wide variety of medical and surgical needs (ENT, Maxillo-facial, Ophthalmology,General surgery, and Orthopaedics). We are a designated level 2 Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit(POSCU) providing shared care with the Royal Marsden.Our Paediatric Emergency department provides services for children and young people from 0-16yrsoffering immediate care to a broad range of presentations. We provide care for families needing onlya few hours of treatment to those requiring admission the paediatric department. Work isunpredictable and can offer a challenging and fast paced environment relying heavily on team workIn both areas we pride ourselves on our teamwork and we would love to welcome new teammembers to join us.

Person Specification



  • Paediatric Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Mentorship/Practice Assessor qualification or equivalent
  • Demonstrate post qualification or equivalent experience in nursing studies, which equates to sufficient clinical expertise

Knowledge & Experience


  • Able to demonstrate up to date clinical credibility/ competence
  • Evidence in changing practice and project management
  • Evidence of commitment to CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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