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Staff Nurse Paediatric Emergency Department

Job Description

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.

Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.

We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.

The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Outstanding Children’s Emergency Department

Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts Paediatric Emergency Department requires experienced Band 5 nurses to join our established and growing team.

The Paediatric Emergency Department at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital has been established since early 2012. Since then we have established a dynamic team of children’s trained ED nurses. We now want to grow that team.

This is an opportunity to care for children in the emergency setting, you will use your skills of spotting the sick child, initiating emergency management, treating injuries, providing high dependency care and preparing patients for intensive care retrievals. You might already have skills in one of these areas, we work well to build on your existing skills and add new skills through in house training, support and external opportunities. We are proud to say that we regularly train our staff through the 3 day CAKES course, Children’s Assessment Knowledge Examination and Skills.

How the department works

The Paediatric Emergency Department is part of the larger Emergency Department. We are pleased to share training opportunities, briefings and socialising with the whole unit, adult and paediatric sides. It is through this whole unit working that we provide a resilient and reliable service. We are credited with consistently achieving the national emergency care 4 hour target.

The whole team complements each other and share values of providing high quality, safe care to all of our patients. We have a good track record of developing our staff and providing internal promotion opportunities within ED and also feeding into the acute Paediatric wards.

Our two Matron’s oversee the Adult and Paediatric areas of the Emergency Department and alongside our large team of ED Consultants share our values for quality and safety.

The future should see us developing a Paediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner service which gives you more scope for career development.

For an informal visit or further information please contact Benjamin Small, Paediatric ED Unit Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or Matron Gio Healy on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 2092.

The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications. All future correspondence regarding your application will be made on line via your NHS Jobs Account.

Please provide full contact details, including email addresses, for your referees (personal email addresses are not acceptable). References should cover a minimum of three years recent employment/training history. All referees must hold a senior role to the post that you are applying for and should include your line manager from your current or most recent employment or a reference from Human Resources. If you are either newly qualified or about to qualify your referees should be from your mentor from your final placement and your university tutor. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting protection procedures to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Following internal redeployment processes, vacancies at the Trust will be advertised to all prospective applicants at the same time via NHS jobs. If a suitable at risk NHS applicant from outside the Trust declares an interest or submits an application they will be given first consideration for the vacancy in order to retain key skills and minimise the cost of change associated with the NHS reforms within the region. If this applies to you then you should email the Recruitment and Resourcing Team at ( Email address removed ) to enable the necessary arrangements to be made.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Trust is an Equal Opportunites Employer.

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.

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