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Staff Nurse - Child Health

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for newly qualified and experienced nurses to join our friendly forward thinking unit. Our nurses work closely alongside our multidisciplinary team and we encourage autonomous practice within the role.

The children's unit includes a busy assessment unit, 2 in patient wards, a -HDU and a surgical/medical day unit and the Children's Area within the Emergency Department (ED). This enables development in a variety of skills including assessment and triage skills as well as the early detection/treatment of the deteriorating child including care of those requiring the high dependency unit.

We offer a comprehensive education programme which includes a regional child health preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses, a clinical skills passport with regional study days, ED skills competency training. We have a Practice Educator who supports student and staff learning who will be able to assist in accessing other educational opportunities available to you. some training is now virtual.

Shifts are 12 hours rotation days/nights/weekends.

Future plans include a move to our new Children's Unit at the Bournemouth site alongside a new major Children's Emergency Department.

We would consider Adult Trained nurses to work alongside our Children's nurses within the Emergency Department. You must have an interest or previous experience of working with Children and Young people.

This role requires NMC Registration

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

What our staff say about us -

Jess- As a newly qualified nurse the unit has offered me a supportive environment to enable me to start my journey as a staff nurse. After training in London Hospitals it was daunting to start working at a new hospital, however the nursing and multidisciplinary team have made me feel welcome and confident. Although Poole is a DGH it is very busy with great opportunity to learn. I would recommend this unit to any nurse looking to start their first job in a busy friendly unit

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registration on Part 1 (RNC), 8 or 15 of NMC RSCN/Child Branch

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Effective communication skills - both written and verbal / non-verbal
  • Ability to recognise opportunity to teach and deliver teaching sessions
  • Effective organisation skills, including time management and prioritising skills
  • Self-Appraisal, Leadership and Motivation



  • Experience of delegating workload and monitoring progress

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital

Longfleet Road


BH15 2JB

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