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Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurse - Experienced Band 5

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Are you an experienced Band 5 Paediatric Nurse who would like to develop specialist skills and gain experience in a tertiary paediatric hospital whilst having the benefit of working in a wider trauma centre? Are you ready for a new challenge?

We have the opportunity for a Band 5 post on 7C which is our Gastroenterology Unit specialising in intestinal failure, short gut syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel disease. The unit is part of a versatile and dynamic service, committed to high quality holistic care with an emphasis on working in partnership with the children and their families.

This is a great opportunity for you to develop more specialist skills in a supportive environment. We have a well-established, friendly, dynamic and hardworking team including Practice Development Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists and senior nursing team members including a Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Team, who are all ready to help you further your knowledge base.

We offer excellent educational developmental opportunities for you to gain in your growing career. As a Trust your well-being is paramount and there are many opportunities to be involved in well-being activities.

Main duties of the job

There are opportunities to work within highly established inter professional teams with an emphasis on working in partnership with the children and their families.

The post holder will therefore have every opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge, working closely with all multi-disciplinary team members. Staff are also encouraged and given the opportunity to continue their professional development through attendance on relevant courses with both City and Southbank Universities.

Barts Health has a busy and demanding Children's service requiring staff to be flexible in their working. The post holder will be required to work within a challenging clinical environment and undertake shift work which will include nights and weekends.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide effective family centered nursing care to patients and their families. Ensure that evidence based practice is performed at all times, taking responsibility for updating own knowledge and skill in line with Trust policies and procedures and NMC code of professional conduct.

For newly qualified band 5 nurses, it will be an important step in consolidating practice and completing all relevant clinical competencies, receiving adequate support form colleagues.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • RSCN/RN Child



  • Knowledge/experience of providing nursing care for children within an acute paediatric setting



  • Clear written communication in application

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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