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Experienced Children's Staff Nurse (Emergency Department)

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
Are you an enthusiastic experienced Band 5 Nurse looking for a new challenge? Someone who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same?

Then you would be a perfect fit for this role! These are just some of the qualities that would make you an ideal candidate for a career in the Emergency Department.

Last year an excess of 64,000 children and young people were seen and cared for within the Emergency Department. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent care to these children and young people who present with a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies and minor injuries whilst also supporting their families. As the Regional Trauma Centre for paediatrics we also care for the most seriously injured children in the West Midlands.

Your wellbeing is important to us: we offer weekly chaplaincy, wellbeing hubs and debriefs. Here at Birmingham Children's Hospital, we are committed to excellence and innovation. As a new member of the team despite your previous training and experience, you will be fully sported by our senior nursing team and education team to build and develop your career within the emergency department. Training opportunities include: trauma, resus, triage, APLS, ENP, critical care skills and human factors training.

Please note: this role is for experienced Band 5 Staff Nurses' with a UK Professional NMC Registration and and right to work in the UK.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, planning and management of care to acutely sick and injured children. You will work in all areas of the department and treat minor injuries, major trauma and medical, surgical and speciality emergencies.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • NMC Current Registration (child branch)
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development
  • PILS assessed


  • Teaching and assessing/mentoring qualification

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • At least 1 year's post qualification paediatric experience in an acute paediatric setting
  • Ability to recognize and act upon the need for immediate medical intervention
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing
  • Evidence of supervising and assessing students
  • Ability to understand and respond in emergencies
  • IV drug administration certificate or competency


  • Competent in Emergency Triage

Communication/Relationship Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of effective team working

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to think quickly in a rapidly changing acute environment

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Able to plan and prioritise daily workload to ensure high quality and safe care for children and young people
  • Good time management skills

IT Skills


  • Able to engage with IT programs that support patient care
  • Able to communicate effectively via email

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Openness - Shares information and good practice appropriately
  • Evidence of good attendance and sickness
  • Professional appearance
  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Punctual and able to always maintain a professional attitude.
  • Able to work flexibly to meet service including weekend and night shifts
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion
  • Demonstrate conduct and behaviours in keeping with the NMC Code

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Steelhouse Lante


B4 6NH

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