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Paediatric A+E Staff Nurse

Job Description

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 12 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country


The Royal Surrey County Hospital has a separate Paediatric A&E department which sees in the region of 20,000 children a year and is open 24hrs.

To support and enhance the care we provide to paediatric patients we are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic paediatric nurse to work as part of the busy Paediatric Team.

Our A&E Paediatric staff are motivated, energetic and deliver the highest standards of evidence based nursing care as well as acting as a resource for advice and information to other healthcare professionals within the whole Emergency department.

We are passionate about Paediatric Care and A&E nursing and strive at all times to demonstrate excellent clinical, management and organisational skills.

Training is a key part of our department strategy and we fully support and promote the development of our Paediatric team. You will gain experience and demonstrate a willingness to develop skills relevant to the A&E setting.

To apply for the Band 5 position, you will have at least a years’ experience at Band 5 in a Paediatric in patient care setting, with evidence of continuing professional development.

You will need to be able to work night shifts day shifts and weekends.

You will have a working knowledge and understanding of current issues in the acute NHS setting as well as in clinical governance and risk management.

For further information contact:

Karen Butler

Lead Nurse

Accident and Emergency

Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  ex 4986

Bleep: 0002

( Email address removed )

Kirsty Ellis

A&E Pediatric Lead Nurse

TEL:  ( Phone number removed )  x23542

Bleep: 4097

( Email address removed )

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.


Unfortunately we are not always able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Disability Symbol which is awarded by the Employment Service. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the job they are applying for.

The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

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