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Registered Paediatric Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
  • Other
24 hours per week (Monday-Friday Flexible hours)
Job ref
Royal Gwent Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Job overview

The post holder will be responsible for delivering a high standard of specialist evidence based care to children and their families. The post holder will be a key member in relation to development of practice on the ward. They will be working independently/autonomously without direct supervision, accountable for own professional actions. 

Main duties of the job

ABUHB Day Surgery Unit are seeking to employ a part time Paediatric trained nurse to join our friendly Day Surgery Unit based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.

Candidates should be NMC registered RSCN or be an RN holding a children’s qualification.

The successful candidate will be committed to delivering excellent surgical care to paediatric patients attending our Day Surgery Unit on our designated paediatric surgery days and must be PILS trained. They will be required to work with our existing day surgery team and be responsible for admission, pre and post-operative care and discharge of the patients listed on our paediatric surgery sessions.  Previous experience within a surgical setting is essential, venepuncture and recovery skills would be advantageous however training can be facilitated.

To arrange an informal visit or for more information please contact senior nurse  Claire Robson on 01633 234207 or Sister Claire Thacker on 01633 234201.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

Working for our organisation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020.  Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac. 

Person specification

Education/Qualifications / Training

Essential criteria
  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN) holding current registration with NMC OR RN with recognised children’s qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Degree level qualification


Essential criteria
  • Good liaison, negotiating, persuasive, motivational, empathic skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • IT literacy
  • Able to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate individualised and evidence –based care
  • PILS
Desirable criteria
  • Appreciation of audit and research methodologies
  • Able to demonstrate a problem solving approach


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience working as a band 5 RSCN in a surgical environment
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of further development in line with NMC requirements
  • Child protection
  • Safeguarding
Desirable criteria
  • Informed consent guidelines
  • Surgical safety procedures and guidelines

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills. This will include providing and receiving complex, sensitive or contentious information.
  • Resilience and desire to continuously improve service provision.
Desirable criteria
  • Welsh Speaker


Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel within a geographical area to meet the requirements of the post

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Thacker
Job title
Email address
Telephone number
01633 234201
Additional information

Claire Robson    - Senior Nurse

Tele:  01633 234207