Paediatric ED Staff Nurse
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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MTW are excited to announce that The Emergency Departments at Tunbridge Wells are currently building a new separate24 hour Children's ED.
We therefore have vacancies for the role of a Paediatric staff nurse within the Emergency Department.
For this post you should be a children's nurse, we will consider newly qualified RCN's and adult trained nurses that have some Paediatric experience. The department is led by a Senior Paediatric Sister and supported by a Practice Development Nurses devoted to the development of the nursing team. You will join a dedicated team of experienced and motivated paediatric nurses, PEM consultant and a Paediatric Consultants available at peak times.
Main duties of the job
Our Emergency Department offers an educationally focused environment that allows nurses to professionally grow and develop a vast repertoire of clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. To ensure this we have strong links with local Universities and regional specialist centres who are committed to delivering work-based educational initiatives. We have a structured pathway leading to both your professional and career development.
Training for this role will include minor injuries, paediatric intermediate life support, trauma, mental health study day, Paediatric ED course, patient group directives, we provide monthly insitu simulation or use the sim lab and monthly well-being sessions
We have very strong nursing leadership and can offer support from our substantial senior team, which includes our Paediatric and ED Matrons and Emergency Nurse Practitioners.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
24 May 2022
Agenda for change
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Full-time, Part-time, Job share
You will be expected to attend the Trusts Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic: firstname.lastname@example.org), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atenhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated.We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients.We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment.We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.We have 78nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients.We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics
- RSCN/ RNChild
- Intravenous additives course
experience and knowledge
- Previous experience of speciality
- Knowledge of current clinical evidence based practice.
- Knowledge and understanding of current changes in the NHS and wider agencies.
- Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance.
- Knowledge of local community and understanding of multi-cultural, racially diverse population.
- Knowledge of current professional issues relating to nursing.
- Understanding of equal opportunities.
- Understanding of patient confidentiality.
- Awareness of structure and organisation of the wider NHS including policy and strategy
- Competency in medication administration including IV medications
- Ability to support and manage a case-load of patients including assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Ability to provide health promotion and education to patients and their carer's.
- Ability to organise and deliver a high standard of research based clinical nursing care.
- Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent inter-personal and counselling skills.
- Ability to liaise effectively with members of the Primary Health Care Team and other agencies.
- Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise work.
- Ability to act as a role model and leader to others and motivate a team.
- Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what needs to be learned to do current job better
- Computer skills.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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Paediatric Senior Sister
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