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Band 5 Paediatric Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
  • Providing high quality nursing care and supporting team members to maintain best practice to all patients and visitors whilst following hospital and departmental policies.
  • The safety of self, colleagues, patients and visitors in the Emergency Department.
  • To support the emergency team, providing high quality nursing care.
  • Sharing in and contributing to the management of the department.
  • As skills and competencies develop taking charge and actively participating in and contributing to the management of the ward or department on a regular basis.
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff.
  • Providing excellent nursing care.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for a challenge and excited about working in a fast-paced, innovative environment?

We are seeking enthusiastic nurses at Band 5 to join our Children and Young Persons Emergency Department team.

We see a wide variety of patients, from those with primary care issues in our Urgent Care Centre, to trauma patients seen in the designated Major Trauma Centre for southwest London.

This is an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and be part of an evolving and developing service.

The Emergency Department is a friendly, dynamic work place that prides itself on the health and well being of it's staff and team work approach to all situations.

Main duties of this role include: providing high quality nursing care and supporting team members to maintain best practice to all patients and visitors whilst following hospital and departmental policies.

The safety of self, colleagues, patients and visitors in the Emergency Department.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information and also the person specification for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse: Paediatric with post registration experience or Adult trained with extensive experience in a paediatric acute care setting


  • 6 month post registration
  • Completion of preceptorship programme
  • Venepuncture
  • IV drug Administration

Organisational Management


  • oAbility to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • oAbility to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs.
  • oDemonstrates an understanding of managing resources.
  • oDemonstrates an understanding of clinical risk


  • oHas worked in an acute environment
  • oComputer literate

Education & Research


  • oDemonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice.
  • oAble to explain the principles of mentoring and assessing junior staff.
  • oUnderstands the importance of developing self and others.


  • oDemonstrates an understanding of audit
  • oAbility to take on small research or audit project.

General & Personal


  • oMotivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality.
  • oDemonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care.
  • Sound verbal and written communication.
  • oAdaptable and responsive to changing needs.
  • oAbility to use own initiative.
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation


  • oAbility to motivate and lead staff for a shift.

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's


SW17 0QT

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