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Bank Children’s Nurses

Job Description

Flexible Band 5 Children’s Nurse (flexible and long term opportunities available)

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Locations covered: Colchester, Essex

Band 5 – hourly pay rates -

Day £1780

Night / Sat Shift £2168

Sunday / Bank Holiday £2552

NHS Professionals in conjunction with Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust are seeking Band 5 Children’s nurses to provide high quality care to patients.

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:

  • competitive, weekly pay

  • access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension

  • paid annual leave and statutory maternity pay (subject to qualifying criteria)

  • training and development opportunities

We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified children’s nurses (with a minimum of six months’ experience)

Would you like the opportunity to expand your skills, and be part of evolving and developing services? Do you have excellent communication and organisational skills and a commitment to continued professional development?

Situated in the heart of Essex, Colchester offers excellent housing, schools, shopping and eating facilities in addition to local beaches and outstanding local countryside, including Constable Country.

Colchester University Hospital Foundation Trust serves a growing population of children and young people within North East Essex. Providing both acute and community children’s services our staff are committed to caring with pride, developing and delivering excellence in children’s care. Please visit Colchester Hospital’s web site to view the Trust’s ‘Caring with Pride’ DVD.

As a team we are committed to recruiting staff who uphold our values and can deliver excellent care putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do, with an emphasis on working in partnership with the children and their families to provide the best possible experience and outcomes.

The Children’s Ward - with 24 inpatient beds, inclusive of 2 dedicated High Dependency beds has provision for children, 0-16yrs, covering all specialties. Our Children’s Elective Care Unit comprising of 10 beds caters for surgical and medical day cases, and the Children’s Assessment Unit with 8 dedicated beds provides care for all children referred for assessment /urgent care.

We are looking for highly motivated children’s trained nurses, who have at least six months’ experience of working in the specialty and wish to further develop their clinical and leadership skills.

To apply to join the bank, your application must be submitted on our NHS Professionals website.

NHS Professionals is the leading provider of managed flexible workforce services to the NHS. We help our 62 NHS Trust clients implement tactical measures to improve workforce efficiency and productivity as part of an overall workforce strategy.

Please note that you will be contacted via email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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