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Newly Qualified Paediatric Nurse

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
10 Sep 2024
We welcome applications from student nurses who are currently in their 3rd year of training within 6 months of qualifying.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic newly qualified Band 5 Nurses to join our various wards departments and teams throughout our integrated trust.

We recognise your need for on-going support and development the Trust offers a promise of support, advice and guidance during your preceptorship period to develop your confidence as an autonomous professional and ultimately to refine your skills, values and behaviours to provide high quality care

During your preceptorship you will have access to:

A designated preceptor

2 weeks supernumerary period at the point of registration.

Allocated time for development of knowledge and skills which will consist of :

Participatory continuing professional development contact study days and eLearning linked to the your PDP

Monthly meetings with your preceptor to discuss your development and progress in relation to your area of work

3 monthly meetings with your manager for further guidance and support

Main duties of the job

To assess patients needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care

To organise the delivery of nursing care, deploying staff effectively

To be aware of, and communicate to team members, changes to patient information and treatment plans, both verbally and in writing

To adhere to NMC standards of record keeping

To assist the Ward Sister in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care

To participate in nursing audit and service improvement activities eg Essence of Care

To be aware of resource constraints and the importance of working within budget

To provide advice and act as role model to other members of the team

To be proactive in managing risk and maintaining patient safety

To supervise the work of nursing support staff, ensuring tasks undertaken have been delegated appropriately

To contribute to the day-to-day management of the Directorate, co-operating with colleagues to provide an appropriate level of nursing service and to address bed management issues

To participate in education and training of junior staff

To involve patients/carers in the planning and delivery of care

To participate in clinical supervision

To assist in resolving conflict and defusing

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide leadership in the delivery of care for people in their care. They will act in the best interests of people, putting them first and providing care that is person-centred, safe and compassionate.

The Post holder will act professionally at all times and use their knowledge and experience to make evidence-based decisions about care.

The Post holder will communicate effectively, be accountable for their actions and be a role model for others, reflecting on their practice and keeping abreast of new and emerging developments in nursing, health and care

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • Registered Nurse (adult or Child) on part 1 of the NMC register.
  • Valid registration with the NMC in Jan 2025.

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Awareness of Health & Safety/Clinical Goverance issues.
  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing.



  • NMC English language proficiency at the required level where appropriate.
  • NMC Registered Nurse Qualification (Adult/Child) due to register Jan 2025.
  • BSC 3 years or MSC 2 years

Special Requirements


  • Able to travel across Trust sites to meet the requirements for this post.



  • 3rd Year Student due to qualify Jan 2025.

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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