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Childrens Nurse
Band 5
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Hampstead and Barnet
Hourly paid
17/08/2018 23:59
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Bank Childrens Nurse Band 5

Band 5

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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Are you a children’s nurse with at least six months Band 5 experience? Are you seeking a flexible working pattern to suit your work/life balance?

We are seeking to recruit caring, compassionate children’s nurses with excellent communication and clinical skills who will strive to achieve the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) world class care values. This is an ideal opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic, nurses who do not wish to commit to a permanent contract, yet would like to gain or maintain clinical/professional skills.

We have a diverse and growing range of services across North London. We are presently looking for bank nurses for shifts on the children’s wards at Galaxy ward at Barnet hospital, and 6North and the Eating Disorders Unit at the Royal Free Hospital. Both children’s wards admit infants, children and adolescents from one day old to 18 years old with a wide range of presentations. These include respiratory, diabetes, surgical and child and adolescent mental health. Galaxy ward includes oncology and 6North has sub-specialties in gastroenterology and surgery.

To work in the eating disorders unit, experience in naso-gastric feeding and taking and interpreting physical observations in children and young people is essential. Child and adolescent mental health experience is desirable, or a good working knowledge of mental health issues.

You will be supported by a friendly and established management team and an expanded clinical practice education team and find opportunities for permanent employment including exciting clinical rotations and comprehensive further education.
We can offer competitive hourly rates which are confirmed on application or enquiry.

If you are already working at the Trust as a permanent member of staff, you do not need to fill in this application, please contact the Temporary Staffing Department.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Galaxy ward – Barnet General Hospital - Hazel Norris, Children’s Matron for Barnet Hospital on 0208 216 5195 or email on
6North – Royal Free Hospital - Ade Adamolekun on 0207 794 0500 ext 38665
Eating disorders unit - Royal Free Hospital - Sarah Cousins on 0207 794 0500 ext 31356

If you have problems applying, contact

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Open Monday to Friday
08:30 am to 17:30pm
01629 690820