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Paediatric Nurse London

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust London United Kingdom

3 months ago

The Children's Day Care Unit has a vacancy for a Band 5 Nurse to make a positive contribution to the care of babies, children and young people up to the age of 16 years who are undergoing a variety of day case procedures.

To work as a multi-skilled member of the Children’s Day Care team

To maintain high standards of practice and promoting the philosophy of child and family centered care.

To assist senior nursing staff in the clinical management of the department, maintaining high standards of nursing practice and promoting the philosophy of child and family centred care.

To complete a 3 month rotation on the general paediatric ward. (Children’s Inpatient Ward)

The 15 bedded unit provides a welcoming and child friendly atmosphere for children undergoing a variety of surgical and ENT procedures as well as medical day cases including top up blood transfusions, Infliximab and Pamidronate/Zoledronate infusions, allergy testing, scans and blood tests.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust... is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we’ve made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of “Good” in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of “Good” that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust’s improvement journey, as we’ve stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We’ve also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.

As a member of the nursing team participate in maintaining good working relationships and promote good communications within the ward environment.

To assist in maintaining the health and safety requirements of all children and young persons, carers, visitors and staff.

To be an active member of the ward team contributing ideas to improve/maintain efficiency within the area and utilise resources effectively.

Is familiar with national and agreed Division/Trust policies and procedures and will apply them in her/his practice.

Reports any accidents/untoward incidents/unsafe practices involving children/ carers and/or staff to the Sister/Modern Matron/Head of Children’s Nursing in line with Trust policy
London UK

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