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Paediatric Staff Nurse - Children and Teenage Unit

Band 5

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Children and Teenage Unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£27,936 - £34,629 per annum inc.
20/10/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


The RNOH has been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since it was founded and we continue to build on these traditions and have a reputation for clinical, teaching and research excellence. We are very proud of the services we provide and the high standard of care we deliver.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated band 5 Paediatric Nurse to join our fantastic team, where we provide a friendly and supportive environment for staff students and patients. You will become part of a dynamic development and help shape the service, and enjoy substantial professional development opportunities to achieve excellence in care for which we offer opportunities to complete a variety of courses. You might be a newly qualified nurse or a more experienced nurse working in another setting. Either way, you will be keen to work in an environment where you have a chance to build solid relationships with patients over a longer period of time and where the quality of care that you and your colleagues provide is your number one consideration. We are very proud of the services we provide and the high standard of care we deliver. Our nurses are sought from across the NHS by employers who recognise the exceptional standards of care delivered to our patients. We see it as our mission to train the next generation of nursing experts. If you would like to be one of them, then we’d like to hear from you.

Additional benefits of working at the RNOH include a London High Cost allowance (additional pay on-top of basic salary) whilst local living expenses are considerably lower than central London (which is only 30 minutes away by Tube). On-site accommodation is available (subject to availability) for people that prefer a short walk to work in the mornings. We are located within easy reach to Stanmore and Edgware town Centre with buses coming directly into the hospital.

You will be responsible for the provision of high quality nursing care for children and young people. The children’s unit is made up of paediatric patients up to the age of 18 years. You will work in partnership with the family to provide holistic care and have regular liaison with the multi professional team to plan individualised care.

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is committed to the personal and professional development of its staff. If you are experienced or interested and feel ready for this challenge then we would love to hear from you. We offer a well established, dynamic multi professional team with a wealth of experience. Research, evidence based practice, clinical governance and staff development are actively promoted.

There is the opportunity to gain a wide variety of experience caring for patients with complex orthopaedic conditions. Our Education team are ready to support your professional development so you can make the most of the fantastic variety of experience on offer. We are committed to building on your existing skills and knowledge and welcome the opportunity to learn from you.

Why not come and join us in a unit that is specifically designed with the needs of our patients and staff in mind and help us to lead the way in providing high quality of care to our children? For Band 5 we are seeking registered pediatric nurses on the NMC register who have proven clinical skills. Knowledge of current local issues is expected and an overview of national issues regarding children’s nursing is needed.

Kind, understanding, compassionate, dedicated, exceptional, reassuring, brilliant, superstars: these are just some of the words families have used to describe our team. It’s challenging work, but in an environment where nursing professionals can really give their best. Why not join the team?

We are committed to your professional and personal development and we would love to hear from you.  We offer a wide range of flexible working arrangements to suit your requirements.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Jo Ansell or Kayleigh Hoey (Senior Sisters for Coxen Ward) on 020 39470064/5.