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Paediatric ED Staff Nurse- Band 5

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Paediatric ED Staff Nurse- Band 5

Are you a qualified or soon to be qualified children's nurse?

Are you interested in a career providing emergency care to children and their families?

Are you looking for a fast paced, interesting and varied role?

If so we are looking for motivated, dynamic nurses to join our team!

With strong nursing leadership, a dedicated Paediatric Lead Nurse and a Professional Development nurse to guide and support you in conjunction with an allocated mentor.

Within 2 years of joining the Trust you will be offered the following courses:

PILS (Paediatric immediate life support)

TILS (Trauma immediate life support)

Paediatric HDU / Children's Emergency nursing

Qualification in Specialism for Paediatric Emergency Nursing, which is accredited by the RCN.

EZ-IO - Intraosseous Vascular Access System

These training opportunities and more offer the ideal stepping stone to a junior sister role -we are keen to develop and support nursing growth.

Applications from newly qualified nurses will be considered

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role.

If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

About us

Medical services have been delivered on the Whittington Hospital site for over 500 years. On 1st April 2011, Whittington Health was launched as a new Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) comprising The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, NHS Islington and NHS Haringey. The Whittington and the community health services in Islington and Haringey are award winning organisations, delivering acute and community based health services to a population of 443,000 people.

The organisation is the biggest employer in the area, with over 4,500 staff delivering healthcare not only on the acute hospital site which has 420 beds, but also from a variety of other community based health centres and through visits to patients homes across the boroughs to address the health needs of the local population. Whittington Health also works with other health, social care and voluntary sector partners to support patients and service users from their initial appointment whether it be with a community health team or at the hospital, all the way through to treatment and tailored after care.

We are one of the three main teaching campuses for the Royal Free and University College Medical School.

Our ICARE (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) Values not only help us shape what we do, but also how we do it and why. They are fundamental to the way we do business and care for our patients.

For more information, please access the following link:

Job description

Job responsibilities


Clinical Responsibilities
  • Assess, plan and implement care for children on arrival to the treatment area and prioritise need for clinical intervention after the appropriate training.
  • To develop an area of clinical interest to improve the care & services offered to children and their families.
  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues and patients and their families, assessing and supporting children and their families with understanding of their illness, health promotion and prevention of future illness.
  • To ensure the safe administration of medicines in accordance with local policy and NMC guidelines, including Patient Group Directions.
  • Provide support for children/young people and their families. Direct them to relevant services if appropriate.
  • To ensure high standards of patient care at all times.
  • Ensure an appropriate, welcoming and safe environment is provided for children and their families. As much as possible, this should be audio-visually separate from adults and in line with National Service Framework recommendations.
  • To develop and keep clinical knowledge and skills updated, including developing and maintaining extended clinical role skills, following appropriate training.
  • Assist in the identification of any child protection issues and make referrals to appropriate multidisciplinary team members including social services.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • NMC Registered Nurse CHILD or on an approved Nursing course leading to registration with the NMC in 2024


  • BSc or working towards
  • Emergency Nursing Module

Skills & Abilities


  • Nursing and assessment skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member


  • IV Drug administration competency (competency can be undertaken in post)
  • Cannulation

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of nursing models
  • Practices in line with the NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines.
  • Awareness of the current issues within Emergency nursing.
  • Able to deliver safe medicines practice.


  • Post qualification nursing experience

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL - Accident & Emergency Level 5

Magdala Ave


N19 5NF

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