Clinical Support - Children's Nursing Assistant

  • Department Ward 19
  • Salary £21,730.00 – £23,177 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/02/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-CNA-188-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week (Full time and part time hours available)

Job overview

We are recruiting for Children's Nursing Assistants at Band 3 and are looking for substantive staff to join our team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys being an integral part of a ward team, someone who can work under pressure, manage tasks, be kind, show initiative and has a positive attitude towards work. The successful candidate will have experience of working with children in hospital, excellent communication and organisational skills and a positive approach to change.

Please note - this vacancy may close early if a high number of applications are received.

Main duties of the job

The Children’s Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a member of the care team appointed to support registered practitioners in delivering identified nursing support for specific care, to a defined group of patients with 
specific medical and/or mental health needs.

The post-holder will undertake a range of activities under the indirect supervision of an appropriately qualified or professionally registered practitioner, having received training and being assessed as competent in the activities required, working within a degree of initiative and within a set framework, reporting to the accountable nurse. Participating in assessment of care and reporting assessments to accountable nurse.
To be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team caring for children and liaising with other specialties as required.

Working for our organisation

The Children’s Unit at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford is a 36 bedded (including a 3 bed oncology unit), acute general paediatric ward caring for children aged 0-17 years with medical, surgical, orthopaedic, mental and oncology conditions.

We are committed to the development of our staff and offer a competency package supported by our Clinical Practice Educator, designed to support those with different levels of experience.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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