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Staff Nurse Childrens

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester Royal Infirmary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 5 Opportunities - Leicester Children's Hospital - University of Leicester NHS Trust

We have a range of Band 5 positions across our expanding and reconfiguring Leicester Children's Hospital. We are able to offer both part time and full time positionsand we are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance.

The Children's Hospital Reconfiguration Project is part of the �450 million investment received by Leicester Hospitals that has already relocated the Paediatric East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre and ECMO service from Glenfield Hospital to the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) site. We ae now entering the second phase which is to create a new age-appropriate and purpose built environment bringing together all paediatric services in a standalone and fully integrated Children's Hospital at the LRI to serve the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the East Midlands network. There has never been a better time to join our team and be part of defining our children's services now and for the future!

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The children we care for are at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that delivering high quality care requires a culture of lifelong learning and development. With this in mind we have developed an extensive and exciting band five career pathway offering a number of exciting options to develop your Nursing career. We are totally committed to helping you realise your potential.Whatever direction your career takes you we can support you to achieve it.

We have positions in our Children's Cardiac Ward, Intensive Care Units, High Dependency Unit, General Medical and Surgical and Oncology Wards. By joining our team now, you will have the opportunity to be part of shaping children's services in the future.

Newly qualified Nurses or experienced Nurses are invited to apply. Applicants will possess UK NMC registration or be on an approved university degree programme or an OSCE programme working towards UK NMC registration.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

UHL is proud of itspreceptorshipand were awarded the NationalPreceptorshipQualitymarkin August 2023. This award recognises the highqualityservice we provide to support our newly registered professionals transition to their professional role

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based nursing care to a group of patients.
  • Assisting and contributing in the management and organisation of a ward / clinical area.
  • Co-ordinate, organise and prioritise the work of the nursing team on a day-to-day basis. Supervise others and participate in their education and development.
  • Contribute to the development of services, new ways of working and time implementation of change.
  • Maximise the effective and efficient use of clinical, physical and financial resources.
  • Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others.
  • Act as a professional and clinical role model to all staff, patients, carers and the public at all times.
  • Maintain effective and efficient communication with the Ward/Unit Manager and members of the multi-disciplinary team on issues related to patient care and organisation of nursing teams.
  • Act in a professional manner and ensure self and ward staff adhere to the UHL Uniform policy at all times.
  • Deputise as appropriate for the Ward/Unit Manager or Deputy Ward/Unit Manager.
  • Continuing education, professional and personal development
  • Develop own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others.
  • Undertake the Trust Corporate and Clinical Management Group specific Induction and competency programmes.
  • Ensure own compliance and compliance of others with regard to mandatory training and NMC Professional re-registration requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date skills, knowledge and competence and awareness of professional issues.
  • Undertake specialist education training as required that will allow health care to be delivered to the user through new ways of working.
  • Actively promote and participate in Clinical Supervision/Mentorship or equivalent support mechanisms.

(please refer to the job description/person specification for full details on the role)

Person Specification

Equality & Diversity


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs

Commitment to Trust Values


  • Appropriate examples are provided of adherence to trust values and behaviours



  • Registration with the NMC or on an approved Nursing course leading to registration with the NMC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and training records

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities


  • Basic knowledge of IT
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of high quality patient care and patient experience
  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of effective communication and teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust



Leicester Royal Infirmary


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