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Paediatric Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 to join T11 North, Paediatric Oncology at UCLH. We treat the under 13's Sarcoma, brain tumour and Hodgkins patient group. Our patients receive Proton Beam Therapy, Radiotherapy, Molecular Radiotherapy Treatment, Brachytherapy and chemotherapy in an inpatient and daycase setting. We work together with Great Ormond Street to provide children with a unified cancer service.

We are looking for a Children's Band 5 nurse (1+yrs qualified) with experience of working on a ward environment, cancer experience is not essential, but must express an interest and a willingness to learn. You will be fully supported and developed by our ward and education teams. There are opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in a range of areas, to compliment your paediatric nursing skills.

Main duties of the job

o 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.o To promote family centred care and establish good relationships with children and their families.o To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.Our Children and Young Peoples Cancer service is rapidly developing and expanding. We are at the forefront of specialist clinical practice and offer a unique opportunity to develop nursing skills and knowledge in this field.

UCLH is committed to providing excellent care to children and young people aged 0-24. We have a dedicated multidisciplinary team providing care for young people and operate the largest clinical service for teenagers in Europe.

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

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • RN Child (or equivalent)
  • Attained Bachelor/ Masters- Degree in Nursing


  • Relevant Teaching course



  • Relevant Clinical Experience in Paediatrics (dependant on length of service)



  • Able to communicate effectively both verbal and written
  • The ability to communicate with patients and families in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • Good time management skills

Personal and People Development


  • Be willing to facilitate or work towards facilitating more junior staff and students

Health, Safety and Security


  • Aware of current Paediatric/Adolescent Legislation and Guidance

Service Improvement


  • Understands importance of research and evidence based practice



  • Understanding of importance of quality, audit and standards

Equality and Diversity


  • Ability to treat everyone with whom they come into contact with dignity and respect

Provision of Care to Meet Health and Wellbeing Needs


  • Specific interest in the care of Sick Children/Adolescent

Information Processing & Specific Requirements


  • Computer literate or willing to learn computer literacy skills if necessary
  • Able to articulate and specify reasons for choosing to work in Paediatric Oncology

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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