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Child Field First Post Qualified Nurse (Open Day)

Job Reference: 234-OPEN-FPQ-CHILD

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Child Field, Paediatrics
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum (pro rata)

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

** Come to our Employment Opportunities Open Day on Saturday 3rd March 2018 10:00am (for registration) to 2:00pm **

Our Open Day is an ideal opportunity to learn more about these development and job opportunities and meet the clinical teams. More information about our exciting open day can be found in the document Employment Opportunities Open Day at the right of the page (underneath the job description) - you can book your place via Eventbrite by clicking on the link in the document, or on 'Book your place at our Open Day' also to the right.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital invites applications from Child Field Student Nurses qualifying in 2018 for Band 5 Registered Nurse positions within the Trust.

We provide a full range of acute clinical services for neonates, children and young people including the busiest Emergency Department in the East of England and specialist services such as Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatric Surgery including Day Procedure, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Diabetes, Respiratory and Paediatric Medicine as well as Level 3 Neonatal care.

You will have an exciting and rewarding opportunity to grow a career that directly drives better health, better patient care and improved efficiency within the NHS. If this is something that excites you, and you are up for the challenge, then we would like to welcome you to our team at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).

The NNUH is in the heart of East Anglia, Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is the perfect location to enjoy the contrasts of one of England’s most picturesque counties with glorious open countryside, traditional villages, the unspoilt tranquility of the Norfolk Broads, beautiful beaches and the vibrant historic city of Norwich. Norwich with its magnificent cathedral and cobbled streets is ranked in the UK’s Top 10 shopping cities and is popular for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism.


As a newly registered professional, your first year in the organisation will be supported by a comprehensive preceptorship package including:
- a minimum initial preceptorship period of 12 months
- an appropriately trained preceptor from day one and a minimum of 12 days direct working time with your preceptor
- a four week supernumerary structured induction programme to the trust, combined with supernumerary time in practice
- opportunities to complete a transitional learning needs analysis
- access to four bespoke sessions for your continuing professional development (CPD) on the subjects of resilience, communication, professionalism, and integration, as part of the Preceptorship Academy
- access to the Clinical Skills programme, with bespoke IV drug administration day for newly qualified nurses
- opportunities to network with other newly registered professionals in your locality
- opportunities to undertake inter-professional shadowing across organisations
- for those with leadership aspirations Preceptorship can be used to commence the first step on the ladder of the Health Education East leadership pathway


Our interview date is planned for Wednesday 21st March.

If you are successful at interview we will offer you a start date from when you complete your nursing degree/ programme as a pre-registration nurse and will offer you a Band 4 salary (£19,409 - £22,683 per annum, pro rata) for the period you are awaiting to receive your NMC registration.

When completing the reference section of your application form, please include your Academic Advisor/ Personal Tutor at your University and then a 3rd Year Mentor (ideally from an Acute Hospital placement). You will need to provide their academic/ NHS email addresses and contact details.

- Closing date 4th March 2018 -

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Dolman, Matron for Children's Services on 01603 646009 or email

The Job Description (which includes a Person Specification) provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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