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Paediatric Staff Nurse

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With over 5,500 employees and a turnover of £310 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery.

The Foundation Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others.

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our friendly Children’s team.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about caring for babies, children and young people aged 0-16 years.

You will be required to be forward thinking and ambitious in your approach to care, and be proactive to improve the hospital experience for patients and their families.

Successful candidates will be joining our multi disciplinary team on the paediatric inpatient wards. The ward consists of 29 inpatient beds (with 3 surge beds) at our ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital, two of which are designated for enhanced care, a busy assessment/observation unit and 8 inpatient beds at our ward in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary which cares for acute surgical and orthopaedic patients. The ward is also equipped with a new sensory room and young person’s room to enhance our patient’s stay. We also have a Youth Forum and an active social media and fundraising team.

Within the trust you will have the opportunity to work alongside many specialities in paediatrics including outpatient’s clinic, Paediatric Day surgery, Children’s Community Nursing team and the Paediatric Diabetes Team.

Rotation across sites and specialities is encouraged to enhance and develop your skills and experiences.

We offer a 6 month probationary period with two weeks supernumerary period (option to extend if needed), and a full trust induction inclusive of training specific to paediatrics. We encourage and support staff to maintain and enhance skills by offering programmes such as BLS,PILS,APLS and days catered towards the safe stabilisation of the critically ill child run alongside Embrace. Other specific, enhanced programmes are encouraged.

We are always seeking ways to improve the standard of our learning environment and we do this through our close relationship with The University of Huddersfield supporting both pre and post graduate students. We encourage all staff members to complete the mentorship course offered to them.

Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in our active social media campaign, and become involved in the sharing of information and receiving feedback via facebook and twitter. The ward actively engages with children and families to ensure their voice is heard and that they are involved in shaping our services.

In our last CQC report the trust scored overall a result of good, with services for Children and Young People scoring good in all domains. We are proud of this result and believe this is due to not only the high standard of care we provide for all our patients, but due to the close and supportive bond we have developed as a team. We are also the first CHKS accredited paediatric service in the UK.

“ I came to CHFT 3 years post qualifying, wanting something different and challenging. The paediatric wards within this trust have given me that. Every day is different, but what doesn’t change is the support you get from your team around you. They encourage you to be better and are always there to fully support you in every aspect of your career. The team as a whole is strong, something I think reflects in the patient care we give” Band 5 staff member

Applications from newly qualified & experienced nurses welcomed. Annualised hours and flexible working hours are available and encouraged with this post.

Please note that as part of your application for this position via the NHS Jobs website, if you declare that you have a disability by ticking the appropriate section, please ensure that you also tick the subsequent section if you wish to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme.

Please note that if you should be shortlisted for this post, you will be contacted by email via NHS Jobs. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for the post. Therefore we recommend you check your email account on a regular basis. Please if possible supply us with email addresses for your referees. If successful this will speed up the recruiting process.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual from overseas. For further information please visit Home Office UK’s Website

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Fiona Stuttard Job title: Clinical Ward Manager Email address: fiona.stuttard@cht.nhs.uk Telephone number: 01422 223460
For informal enquiries please contact

Ward manager Fiona Stuttard/ Lola Duncan 01422 223460