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Paediatric Professional Development Nurse, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Are you passionate to improve children and young people patient's experience and care through education and training by empowering staff development?

The Paediatric Professional Development Team are looking for an experienced nurse to join their team to support the workforce on the children's centre.

We pride ourselves on listening, where your voice will be heard, your knowledge, skills and experience are valued and we celebrated your contributions within the Team.

You must be forward thinking and positive in your approach to change. Demonstrate effective communication and organisation skills.

For further information, please contact the senior nursing team

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for facilitating the learning and continuing development of all staff within the department, ensuring education is responsive to service developments. You will ensure education and clinical skills are delivered in line with key priorities and objectives within paediatrics for staff to deliver safe and excellent patient care. In collaboration with multidisciplinary team, you will be required to develop and maintain an evidence- based service for education and supporting technology-based education resources.

You will coordinate and provide induction training for all new staff working on the Children's Centre and assist in supporting and evaluation of learning contracts and objectives for staff, working in conjunction with the ward managers to support all staff within their role. You will lead by example, demonstrating effective role modelling to all members of the multidisciplinary team and provide Restorative Clinical Supervision.

About us

The Centre offers a unique environment for nursing professionals to develop their paediatric experience across a range of areas: Inpatients, Paediatric Assessment Unit, High Dependency unit, Day unit, oncology shared care services and outpatients. The Paediatric Professional Development Team are based in the skills room in the Children's centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Registered Nurse the expectation is that, with adequate training, supervision and assessment, you will be able to

- Ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed best practice

- Develop, maintain and teach CPD including clinical skills and knowledge necessary to deliver an evidence-based service.

- Assist the Matrons and Ward Managers with the development of staff through assisting the on-going development, supervision and monitoring of nurses, nursing associate and health care support workers, ensuring their role provision meets service needs and local Training Needs Analysis

- Be competent in the use of all relevant Trust IT systems including the use of electronic patient record, email, and Trak-Care

- Maintain regular use of emails to keep abreast of information disseminated in the Trust

-Adhere to the NMC code of practice at all times and operate within the NMC standards of proficiency for Registered Nurses

-Contribute to the development of policies, protocols, guidelines, and documentation in the children and young person service.

-To act as a resource and support nursing teams in the care delivery of patients across paediatrics in the organisation.

-Recording and reporting to the Lead Paediatric Professional Development Nurse the CPD they deliver on a weekly basis.

- Able to work alongside nursing staff, role modelling high standards of practice whilst assessing, delivering and evaluating patient care. Highlighting any areas of development for team members as required.

- Devise individual training plans for staff that are either new in post or requiring specific support or training. Providing feedback to support their development

-To actively monitor and support the health and wellbeing of staff: advising on resources available and escalating for line manager assistance as required and agreed by the individual staff member

-Responsible for the administration of clinical procedures/treatments within the specialist area, acting as an expert resource for the nursing team

- Be able to work under pressure

- Be pro-active and take initiative

- Be actively involved in, arrange and deliver educational programmes and study day requirements.

- Mentor, support and educate registered staff in the clinical practice setting

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the NMC as a Registered Nurse (Child or Adult)
  • Recognised Nursing Degree or equivalent


  • Post- registration teaching qualification
  • Post - registration Professional Advocate qualification
  • Post - registration qualification in research



  • Experienced Paediatric Nurse with acute clinical skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge and passion for Practice Development
  • Evidence of continuous professional development, preferably relevant to any of the following paediatric oncology, paediatric critical care level 1 & 2 or APLS
  • Knowledge of educational theory and an understanding of how learning takes place


  • Research and audit experience



  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment
  • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills and ability to use a variety of computer software packages
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice
  • Passion for teaching, education and practice development
  • Demonstrates commitment to research based practice and clinical excellence and plays an active part in the introduction of research based change to improve patient centred care
  • Work with enthusiasm and genuine interest within the multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of Safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Understand and be committed to good record keeping using the Trusts electronic and paper methods



  • Display a caring attitude to patients, their relatives, colleagues and themselves in a stressful environment
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road



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