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Paediatric ED Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Paediatric ED
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
Job ref
Croydon University Hospital
£31,163 - £37,875 pa inc HCAS
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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Job overview

                           Paediatric (Emergency Department) Staff Nurse

                                                                   Band 5


Do you want to be part of our growing team at an exciting time? We have vacancies available for Newly Qualified or qualified children’s nurses band 5 and 6 to join our fantastic Children's ED or Children’s Rainbow Unit.

Come along to our Open Day on Saturday 8th October 2022 to find out about the opportunities available to you to start your career. Our Open Day will be held in the Oasis Café in Croydon University Hospital from 10.30-4pm.

Children’s ED

Children’s ED is a busy department who currently see about 30,000 children per year in a purpose built paediatric area within the Emergency Department, with a separate stream for children attending with urgent care complaints. 

Rainbow Children’s Unit

You will work across our brand new unit, which opened in May 2022. We have created a purpose built, state of the art unit for children's services. Our patients and staff alike have designed it. This new unit includes a High Dependency Unit, The Inpatient Ward, Short Stay Unit, Day Care, Ambulatory and Oncology. 

Both departments run regular teaching and simulation sessions, team forums and meetings. We offer bespoke paediatric study days and bite size teaching. We have an 18- month preceptorship programme for all our newly qualified nurses. 


Main duties of the job

Our fantastic, purpose built Paediatric Emergency Department needs you! We are a very busy department seeing in excess of 30000 children per year. They are seen, and treated, within the unit which boasts a separate waiting area for adolescents, a dedicated CAMHS room, a sensory treatment room and an HDU level bay within the department. We also have 2 separate resuscitation bays for critical paediatric patients and a close working relationship with The South Thames Retrieval Service. We have a separate stream for children to be seen in our Urgent Treatment Centre which is also based within the department. This is staffed by Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioners and GP's who have a supported working relationship with the Paediatric ED team.

Our team is growing and we require dynamic outgoing Paediatric staff nurses to join our renowned emergency team, delivering high quality care to patients presenting with a variety of conditions. Feedback from medical staff who rotate through is that we are one of the best ED teams they have worked with! We can offer a friendly and supportive team where we strive to develop our nurses to be confident and competent in their practice. We hold regular simulation sessions, teaching and team away days, we also run regular well-being sessions for all staff to attend. Management have an open door policy, and regularly work clinically alongside the team in the unit.  

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. 

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services 

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role via Job Description

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RN level 1 childrens nurse
  • Commitment to personal development
Desirable criteria
  • Additional study at degree level
  • Mentorship course or equivalent

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • Team player
  • I.V additives
Desirable criteria
  • EPLS
  • Phlebotomy and cannulation
  • ED specific skills

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential criteria
  • Can discuss in depth current clinical issues in A&E
  • Knowledge of child protection issues
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical supervision


Essential criteria
  • substantial post reg experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Tom Young
Job title
Matron, Paediatric ED
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