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Paediatric Nurse - Paediatric Outpatient's Department - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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You will be working as part of the Children's Unit Nursing team, this role focuses on the provision of direct care to children and their families in an outpatient and clinic environment. The post holder will work with children and young people with varying health and social care needs.

The post holder will be an advocate for children and their families, promoting child focussed, family-centred care and facilitate effective liaison with the multi-disciplinary team and other professional colleagues and agencies involved within the child's care.

The post holder will act as a role model in the delivery of patient care, support and teach staff contributing to the development of the service.

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the band 5 job description and person specification for a detailed overview of the role.

Primarily, the role of the children's nurse in outpatients is to be part of the nurse-led clinic team. This is an independently run nurse clinic as part of a wide MDT. Referrals are taken from both in-house speciality teams and teams from the wide range of tertiary centres that we share patient care with.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the band 5 job description and person specification for a detailed overview of the role.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/ RN Child
  • Mentoring qualification (or willingness to work towards)


  • BSc Nursing (or willingness to work towards)



  • Minimum of 2 years in acute Paediatric setting
  • Evidence of safeguarding experience
  • Mentoring of students
  • Sound evidence of clinical ability
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities
  • Articulates understanding of prioritising clinical issues
  • Experience of working with children with life limiting conditions / complex health care needs
  • Demonstrates awareness of current legislation relating to children in primary and secondary care


  • Experience of children's nursing in outpatient setting
  • Articulates understanding of primary care

Key Skills


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Willingness to learn how to cannulate and take bloods if not already competent
  • Critical analysis skills
  • Organisational skills applied to self: time management, prioritising own caseload, initiative.


  • Competent in access and administration of medication/ blood taking via various central line devices
  • Venepuncture and cannulation
  • ECG skills



  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trusts Values and Behaviours
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • Working within professional boundaries
  • Self-Awareness
  • Be prepared to work across sites as and when required
  • Professional appearance & behaviour
  • Good previous attendance record

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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