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Job summary

Main area
Paediatrics
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Fixed term: 1 year (Secondment Cover)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
279-3999867-Mar22-A
Employer
279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Worthing Hospital
Town
Worthing
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Paediatric Staff Nurse

Band 5

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic staff nurse to join our friendly well established Children’s Nursing Team. This post would be suitable for either  newly qualified nurses or nurses with experience. We also welcome applications from registered nurses with an interest in paediatrics or with previous paediatric experience.

We are offering a one year fixed contract position working part-time  up to  37.5hrs per week

Bluefin ward nurses children and young people from birth to 18 years. Our patients have a variety of medical and surgical conditions. The unit has an HDU area and separate Children's and Young Person's Day Unit.

You will build on essential skills in nursing sick children such as respiratory support, fluid and pain management and stabilisation of the critically ill child.

We provide excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development and leadership.

The unit and our Paediatric service has been awarded a CQC rating of OUTSTANDING.

We have a strong multi disciplinary team and welcome enthusiastic, motivated nurses who are passionate about providing excellent care to children and their families. We encourage applicants to arrange a virtual visit to the unit and meet the team.

Main duties of the job

The service is committed to providing a high standard of nursing care for sick children and young people up to the age of 18 years, within the Western Sussex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including outpatient, emergency and elective care within the division, by ensuring the most effective use of resources. Assist team members with the assessment and delivery of care, under the direction and supervision of the team leader.

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First.  Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.  We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. 

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Participate in the assessment, implementation and delivery of individualised patient care seeking guidance where appropriate.
  • To report on the condition of patients to the Clinical Leader/Medical staff, assisting them in ascertaining treatments and ensure these are carried out.
  • To ensure that all patients' data is accurately recorded.
  • Ensure that all patients have nutritional assessment and that individual needs are fully met
  • Be responsible for the control and custody of all medication and drugs in accordance with Trust policy
  • To administer drugs as prescribed, checking and witnessing controlled drugs.
  • Ensure safe effective discharge planning, involving the multidisciplinary team as necessary.
  • Maintain own professional development under the guidance of senior staff.
  • Develop teaching and assessing skills through training and practical experience; becoming a mentor to learners.
  • Take charge of a group of patients, taking into account patient/relative/carers wishes
  • Be able to confidently take charge of the ward when the occasion presents itself.
  • Ensure that all patients needs are identified and programmes of care implemented to meet individual needs
  • Ensure that best practice care is delivered
  • Mentor, teach, assess and facilitate education for all learners in the clinical area
  • Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication with all health care professionals within the clinical team and across all disciplines
  • Maintain own professional development
  • Work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Act as a role model showing example in regard to behaviour, attitudes, conduct and appearance
  • To maintain correct standards of uniform and personal appearance, as indicated in the Dress Code & Uniform Policy
  • Report / action any accidents, incidents or undue occurrences reported or witnessed.
  • Take an active role in the management of risks, in line with Trust and Directorate policy.
  • Ensure that patient activity is monitored and that all patient information is entered into the SEMA system at the most timely point.
  • Ensure your role has a positive influence on key performance indicators.
  • Seek consistently to improve nursing practice in line with evidence, recent best practice innovations and new developments.
  • Proactively manage ward level complaints and report to senior staff so that they can be dealt with according to Trust Policy
  • Take charge regularly in the absence of a ward/departmental manager/deputy
  • Maintain flexibility with staff rosters in order to provide cover with the optimum skill mix, making best use of available resources
  • Deal with patient/relative complaints proactively

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Contact name: Samantha Barnes

Contact No: 01903205111 ext 85164

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RSCN / Diploma in Child Health
  • RN
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification
  • PILS
  • IV Drug Administration
  • Cannulation
  • Venepuncture
  • Paediatric experience in hospital setting

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Previous child care experience
  • Awareness of current government initiatives
  • Experience with medical devices
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Introduction to management course
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to respond to varying situations
  • Completion of Junior Band 5 competencies
  • Understanding of the NMC and their professional responsibilities and accountability
  • Completion of relevant clinical/specialist competencies

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Communication skills
  • Team worker in multidisciplinary environment
  • Keyboard and IT system skills
  • Ability to use initiative

IT

Essential criteria
  • Computer skills (word, excel, email, internet)

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Positive and Adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Samantha Barnes
Job title
Ward Sister
Email address
s.barnes16@nhs.net
Telephone number
01903205111