Job overview

Career in Emergency Nursing?

We are excited to announce there is an opportunity for Registered Children’s Nurses to join our OUTSTANDING Children’s Emergency Department in the heart of East London.

You will be joining a team that is one of the highest performing Emergency departments in the UK, that achieves consistently good clinical engagement, patient flow and has an OUTSTANDING rating at CQC.

We are looking for Registered Children’s Nurses; who have completed their preceptorship program. Experience in A&E is desirable but not essential. Our nurses should be enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated nurses who possess excellent communication skills and enjoy a challenge.

You will be supported by a dedicated team of practice development nurses, senior nurses and a strong education ethos. We will deliver a key career pathway and emergency nursing specialty training in order to give you grounding in your career.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:

  • To document all patient details to the required standard in relation to the admission, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care using the EPR system where appropriate.
  • To deliver a high standard of holistic nursing care.
  • To communicate with children and their carers, involving them in the planning and delivery of care.
  • To co-ordinate patient discharges, including health promotion education.
  • To identify clinical emergencies as required, ensuring that he/she is up to date with CPR training.
  • To use medical equipment safely and competently and to supervise others in its use.
  • To record and interpret vital signs, taking required action when they demonstrate deterioration
  • Working for our organisation

    Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

    We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard’s Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

    Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

    We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

    Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

    Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

    Person specification

    Education / Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • NMC Registered. RSCN/RN (Child)
  • Desirable criteria

  • Post registration qualification
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Skills / Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Proficient in the assessment, planning, provision and evaluation of care of the sick child.
  • Able to make effective decisions in partnership
  • Ability to manage own workload under the supervision of Senior Staff
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • A variety of clinical experience with children.
  • Experience of working with families under
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the application of evidence based practice
  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of planning / working within Integrated
  • Care Pathways.
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values.
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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