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Paediatric Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Here at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, we are committed to excellence. This includes the services that we provide to our patients and the support we give to our staff. In order to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent nursing care, we are currently recruiting qualified paediatric nurses to join our dynamic nursing team.

As part of our team, you will be supported in your own professional development, and encouraged to take personal ownership for the high levels of care we provide to our patients and their families.

The acute paediatric area consists of the following:

Fistral - 10 beds for medical and surgical patients aged 11-16 years

CLIC - 4 cubicles for children and young people with cancer and leukaemia

Harlyn - 8 day beds for surgical and medical.

Polkerris - 12 beds for children and young people with both medical and surgical problems.

Paediatric Assessment Unit for assessment and initial management.

Paediatric High Dependency Unit - 3 level two beds.

The successful candidate will be provided with the exciting opportunity to rotate between all of these areas.

If you are a highly motivated nurse, who would like to further your experience and continue to develop your nursing career, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team to provide a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children and families.

To promote family centred care and establish good relationships withchildren and their families.

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • On part 8 or 15 of the NMC register.


  • HDU Qualification
  • Acute Paediatrics - Post Qualification



  • Previous Paediatrics experience


  • HDU Experience
  • Post registration experience of caring for children with health needs, such as tracheostomies, enteral feeding, medication administration, oxygen therapy .

Knowledge & Skills


  • Can recognise a deteriorating child and understand the escalation process
  • Experience of advising families and professionals regarding a child or young persons condition and care needs.


  • Evidence of additional training e.g. Paediatric Observation, Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG
  • Evidence of updating continuing professional development
  • Intravenous trained and competent

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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