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Children's Nurse Band 5

Band 5

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Band 5
Permanent: 1 Permeant post at 0.61 and a further fixed term 1.0 WTE for 12 months
37.5 hours per week (Full time/Part time)
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Stoke On Trent
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata pa
Salary period
21/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Band 5 Children’s Nurse for Child Health – Children's Emergency Care 

1 x Permanent - 23 hours per week 

1 x Fixed term 12 month  - 37.5 hours per week 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Paediatric Emergency Care Team at Staffordshire Children's Hospital at Royal Stoke (SCH@RS). SCH@RS is part of the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM). UHNM is a £350 million state of the art hospital development that, along with County Hospital in Stafford, serves the population of Staffordshire and beyond, with both local and specialist tertiary services.


Main duties of the job

Child Health incorporates, Medicine including Children’s Assessment and Children’s Emergency Department, Surgery, Children’s intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care, Children’s Emergency portals of entrance and Children’s Outpatient services.

Child Health is supported by the multi-disciplinary team working in partnership with Paediatician’s, Medical teams, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Allied Health teams.

The Directorate offers you the opportunity to develop your career aspirations via a yearly appraisal and bespoke training and development plan with access, and support from, the Directorate and Corporate Educational and Development teams.  In return we are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Children’ Nurse who, through interview and assessment, demonstrates a commitment to delivering exceptional care to children and families.



Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The role of the band 5 Children’s Nurse within Child Health is to assess develop, implement and evaluate nursing care needs of children and families/carers within the ward or department in order to provide and maintain a high standard of informed and effective holistic care following a formal period of preceptorship. To participate and contribute to the teaching requirements of the ward and department.

To rotate to other clinical areas as requested, to meet the demands of the service and fulfil professional educational needs.

To participate in the development of clinical audit, ensuring that a prominent nursing contribution is made.

If you are looking for your next challenge or are starting out within your career, why not apply for one of our Child Health nursing positions.


If you require any further information please email Senior Sister Jennie Brown @

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC /registered nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Degree/Diploma


Desirable criteria
  • Good Communication skills


Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within a Children's ED
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jennie Brown
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674479