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Children and Young Persons Staff Nurse - Day Surgery Unit

Job Reference: 269-SFT4934-A

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatrics/Day Surgery
Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro

Voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain, Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit. Alternatively, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Children and Young people’s nurses to join our friendly team. There has never been a more exciting time to join the team at Salisbury NHS Foundation trust and we have a number of opportunities available. The permanent role is for a Band 5 Children’s Nurse working across the Day Surgery Unit and the Children’s department. The Day Surgery Unit is a friendly fast paced and dynamic nurse-led environment, where both adult and paediatric patients undergo Day Surgery procedures including ENT, max fax and oral surgery, urology, ophthalmic, general, plastics and orthopedics.

It is a full-time position, although job share and part-time hours would be considered. You will be based on the Childrens Ward/ Day Assessment unit but your priority will be to provide care for Children admitted to Day Surgery Unit. The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturdays. You will work collaboratively with your adult colleagues and support them in completing their Paediatric competencies. You will not be expected to nurse adults.

You will need to be flexible, adaptable and, passionate about children’s nursing. You should have good interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to work well within teams. You will act as an advocate for Children and their families. Experience with mentoring students and safeguarding children would be advantageous as well as 12 months post qualification experience

The Children's unit is a bright, purpose-built unit and consists of Outpatients, Sarum Ward and Woodlands Day Assessment Unit. Our children’s ward, Sarum, is a 16 bedded unit and staff care for children with varying specialties; this includes general Paediatrics, orthopaedics ENT, dermatology, general surgery, and Burns and plastics. On days when there are no children or young people on the Day Surgery lists, you will work alongside your paediatric nursing colleagues on the Children’s Unit or as part of the Paediatric Advice and Support Service in the Emergency Department.

Our goal is to provide an outstanding experience for every baby/child/young person and their family by providing safe, caring, cohesive and compassionate individualised care in an amazing environment! If this reflects your values and professional ethos than we would love to hear from you. Informal visits very welcome and encouraged

Bank nursing opportunities exist within all areas of our children’s unit and we encourage applications from all interested children’s nurses.

If you would like to discuss the post further please feel free to attend our Registered Nurse Recruitment Event on Saturday 30 March 2019 in the Education Centre, Level 5, Salisbury District Hospital

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mandy Cooper Senior Sister Childrens unit 01722 336262 ext 2982/2560/bleep1099 or Sam Breach ext 4560

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at Salisbury District Hospital, a daily charge applies. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through the bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, martial status and age.


If this job requires you to have DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment, you will be required to replay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed in installments from your salary. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13 per annum but you need to sign up for this via their website.

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