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Staff Nurse - Children (RCN)

Band 5

Main area
Children and Young People
Band 5
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Children Inpatient Ward QEH (Safari)
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum plus HCA
10/04/2018 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping  our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our established team in the Children and Young People Division at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

 As we are passionate about the care we deliver to children and young people and their families, we are seeking enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated individual dedicated to making a difference within an ambulatory setting.

Our Children and Young People inpatient service consists of Safari Ward, a 20 bedded unit providing care for children and young people up to the age of 16 requiring both medical and surgical treatment on the Queen Elizabeth Woolwich site. The inpatient ward also play a pivotal role in supporting effective patient pathways in collaboration with our busy Paediatric Accident and Emergency departments and Paediatric Assessment Units (PAU). The unit also hosts Tiger Ward, the paediatric oncology shared care unit.

You will be responsible for assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating nursing care with opportunities to increase your skills, knowledge and experience and must possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. We aim for our new team members to develop and take an active role in helping to make improvements on the unit and most importantly, to care given to patients.

Supported by the Practice Development team, you will receive a thorough induction and a tailored orientation programme, as well as a period of supernumerary practice. Continuing professional development and post-registration education is actively encouraged through the provision of in-house study days and courses at the local universities to help build your nursing career.  

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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