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Band 5 - Paediatric Staff Nurse, Children's Services

Band 5

Main area
Women’s and Children’s Division
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Watford General Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 £26,152 - £32,146 pa inc HCA
Salary period
09/03/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.


Job overview

We are committed to providing the best care for every child every day! 

Join our Team! 

We have exciting opportunities for Paediatric Trained Staff Nurses to join us here in Children’s Services at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust is committed to providing outstanding care and this is something we are extremely proud of. We are a friendly, enthusiastic and innovative team who strive to do the best for every child, young person and their family.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides extremely comprehensive Paediatric and Neonatal services. The Paediatric service operates across two hospital sites.  (Watford has acute Paediatrics and out patients and Hemel Hempstead has a Paediatric outpatient service). 

Main duties of the job

We provide both Acute Paediatric Inpatient Care and an Ambulatory Service. Our service configuration is a Paediatric Inpatient Ward which includes High Dependency Unit, Children’s Emergency Department,  and a brand new Paediatric Assessment, Paediatric Day-care and Paediatric Outpatients. In addition there is neonatal special care, high dependency and intensive care.

If you are excited by the challenges of working within our Paediatric Team, have a passion for high standards of care, a mature and progressive attitude this could be the role waiting for you.

Working for our organisation

We believe in investing in those who put so much effort into keeping our patients safe and well. We help our staff to develop in their role and career and offer a wide range of benefits and opportunities, which supports a healthy work / life balance.  We have lots of courses such as HDU course, oncology course and nurse practitioner opportunities.  

Watford General Hospital is within easy walking distance of the Metropolitan line (underground) and London Midland overland Train at Watford Junction Station, which is a 20 minute journey away from London Euston.  Car drivers also have easy access via main motorways.  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic family
centred care to the children and their families.
To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner.
To support the senior sister in managing the clinical area, including management of staff, acting
as team leader, including addressing staff developmental needs through IPR.
To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward / Unit
The post holder could be required to work on any site where HPT provide acute services for
children, according to the needs of the service.

Person specification

Overall Score Based on P/Spec

Essential criteria
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Stow
Job title
Paediatric Matron
Email address
Telephone number
01923 244366
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