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Paediatric Float Nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit Band 5 nurses to work as a float nurse working any hours across all our Paediatric Areas at University Hospital, Lewisham. This is a fixed term post for 12 months.

As we are passionate about the care we deliver to children and young people and their families, we are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic, committed and highly motivated individuals dedicated to making a difference to join our well-established Paediatric Team.

You will be expected to work cross all our paediatric areas, depending where the need is greatest at the time. This would include Children's Day care, Children's Inpatient Ward, Children's Outpatients and Children's Emergency Department. You will be expected to provide high quality, safe and competent care to children and young people and be able to adapt well to required responsibilities, changes and roles.

This post is a perfect opportunity for nurses who are interested in having more flexibility with their hours and shift times. Essentially, you will have the opportunity to decide what your working hours will be per day and week, whilst fulfilling your contracted hours.

Main duties of the job

The interested candidate will have the opportunity to extend their skills in dealing with patients with these conditions as well as completing their venepuncture and cannulation skills, EPALS/APLS and IV therapy training gaining experience with central venous devices.

This person must like a challenge, respond well to the demands of a busy ward and enjoy working at a fast pace in a multidisciplinary team including consultants, Nurses, Play workers, Practice Development Nurses, Ward Sister and Matron.

The department encourages and supports professional development including extended nursing skills, study modules at university and in-house study days such as the haemoglobinopathy course, Venepuncture & Cannulation and the high dependency course.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Accountable to Deputy Service General Manager / Head of Nursing

    The post holder will play a key role in supporting the nurse managers in providing high quality care. He / she will be prepared to work within the divisions as a Named Nurse, within a Team taking responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

    The post holder will be a clinically credible practitioner who can provide effective patient care in a range of clinical settings, having regard for relevant policies and the evidence base nursing.

    The post holder will provide support and mentorship for students and junior nurses.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • 1st level registration NMC


    • Degree level



    • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
    • Able to formulate and verbalise views
    • Able to anticipate and forward plan



    • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm
    • Able to recognise stress in self and others and support colleagues through stressful situations.
    • Patient focused
    • Reflective


    • Computer literate

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    University Lewisham Hospital


    SE13 6LH

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