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Registered Nurse (Paediatrics), Band 5

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Make a move to our paediatric unit to make a difference using your clinical knowledge to enhance the experience of children, young people and families. Here at Gloucester, we have exciting opportunities for Registered Children Nurses, Adult Nurses and Newly Registered.

We pride ourselves on listening, where your voice will be heard, your knowledge, skills and experience are valued and we celebrate your contributions within the Team. You will be provided with a supernumerary induction period across the unit.

We offer funded places on a variety of continuing professional development courses from oncology to paediatric critical care. Newly Registered Nurses are supported through the trust preceptorship programme which is accredited to master level.

For further information, please contact Lisa via email or 0300 422 8459

Main duties of the job

As a staff nurse on paediatrics you will be expected to deliver compassionate, safe, high quality, care for children of all ages within our large unit. Our service cover specialist inpatient services such as paediatric oncology, paediatric critical care level 2, paediatric surgery and a paediatric assessment unit as well as an extensive children's outpatient service.

You should be enthusiastic, motivated with good interpersonal skills and able to problem solve and prioritise during periods of pressure.

In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, you will be required to deliver and supervise patient care for the clinical area ensuring assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a high standard of care.

Working in conjunction with the team to deliver safe patient and family centred care within a challenging and changing clinical environment

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS foundation trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity for everyone, valuing and celebrating differences and encouraging a workplace and culture where all can thrive. We endeavour to ensure each and every person working in our organisation feel respected and valued.

The Children's Centre is a purpose-built, modern unit which has recently been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission. 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. We also provide a increasing Paediatric specialist nursing team within our community to ensure children can remain at home with additional support from our teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

- Registered Nurse with current registration status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (childrens or Adult) and able to meet the revalidation requirements or working towards NMC registration

- A willingness to develop knowledge and skill is essential

- An ability to perform clinical skills with dexterity

- Knowledge of clinical governance, policy and procedure

- An understanding of evidence-based practice

- IT skills which can be built upon to incorporate the use of hospital administration, information and training systems

- Organisation and time management skills

- Demonstrate a clear understanding of Child Protection policies and procedures.

Communication, interpersonal skills and personal qualities

- The ability to work cohesively with all members of the team

- The ability to communicate with patients and their relatives with sensitivity and empathy

- Be able to work under pressure

- Be pro-active and take initiative

-Act as a good role model for others to follow

- Liaison with Acute and Community Support Services

Patient Care

- Respond to emergency situations with composure, maintaining patient safety and seeking immediate support, supporting the patient, family and other staff as required.

- Recognise the need to escalate the deterioration of a patient condition to the appropriate staff member.

- Communicate effectively within the multi-disciplinary team, wards and departments as required.

- Work independently to deliver a high standard of evidence-based care in accordance within established nursing procedures and policies.

- Discharge planning in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team.

- To communicate effectively with patients and carers potentially complex, sensitive or distressing information in order to provide patient centred care, to encourage self-management, maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of the condition. Patients may have communication, perceptual or cognitive/understanding difficulties.

- To maintain clear, accurate and concise patient records in line with departmental and professional standards and include relevant outcome measures.

- Maintain patient dignity and confidentiality at all times

- Ensure the safe handling of valuables and property of all patients

Clinical Practice

As a Registered Nurse the expectation is that you will work a mixture of days, night and weekend shifts. With adequate training, supervision and assessment, you will be able to

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

- Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to deliver and evidence-based service.

- With supervision and assistance take on increased responsibility recognising own limitations and seeking help appropriately

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

-Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of Accountability, responsibility and Duty of Care and work towards the provision of support and education for less experienced and non-registered staff on the implications for practice.

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the UK NMC as a Registered Children's Nurse or Registered Adult Nurse or working towards a registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of a professional portfolio, registration revalidation & commitment to lifelong learning



  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment.


  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality



  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, diagnose, plan and offer a range of treatment options deliver, evaluate and amend the treatment plan
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of Child Protection policies and procedures.


  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective service and care delivery



  • Resilient under pressure, whilst understanding own limitations
  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road



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