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Staff Nurse - Paediatrics posted by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain, Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit. Alternatively, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible.

Due to retirement and staff progression we have vacancies within our modern unit. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Children and Young peoples nurse to join our friendly team on a temporary or permanent contract; either full time or part time will be considered as well as newly qualified. For newly qualified staff we offer a rotation with NICU.

You will need to be flexible and adaptable working on the Ward and the adjacent Day Assessment Ward and, to cover night duty covering various specialties with a varied workload. You should have good interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to work well within the team. You should be committed to providing safe care for children and their families with a compassionate and caring manner. You should have the ability to work with children and their families assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating individualised family centred care considering their individual needs and prioritising care. Experience with mentoring students and safeguarding would be advantageous.

The Childrens ward has 16 beds for children aged 0-16 years and staff care for children with varying specialities; this includes general paediatrics, orthopaedics ENT, plastics, Burns, dermatology, general surgery etc. The unit is part of the Spires Cleft Centre and, are a Shared Care unit with Southampton University hospital for Children with Oncological Conditions. We work closely with ED, DSU and NICU and have previously seconded staff to these areas when required as part of staff professional development. We are developing outreach support to ED and DSU. We host Children and young people’s Student Nurses.

The Childrens unit is a bright purpose built 6 year old unit and consists of Outpatients, Sarum Ward and Woodlands Day Assessment Unit. The goal for our children’s unit provide an outstanding experience for every baby/child/young person and their family by our friendly responsive, cohesive team of professionals providing safe, caring and compassionate individualised care in an amazing environment! Informal visits very welcome and encouraged.

** Friday 13th September 2pm to 4pm come meet our friendly team for an informal visit including tea and cake. You can find out more information about our unit and the opportunitiesavailable. **

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mandy Cooper Senior Sister or one of the other Sisters...[Click here to apply] ext 2561 ( Email address removed )

Friday 13th September come for an informal visit including tea and cake, 2pm to 4pm.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at Salisbury District Hospital, a daily charge applies. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through the bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, martial status and age.


If this job requires you to have DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment, you will be required to replay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed in installments from your salary. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13 per annum but you need to sign up for this via their website.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required.


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