Reference: 234-21-FPQ-PAEDS-FEB22-B

Salary: per annum, pro rata

Employer: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Close Date: 28/11/2021

Calling all paediatric student nurses who are graduating in January/February 2022…

Don’t just work for us – Come start your career with Team Jenny Lind. 

The final year of your nursing degree has been extremely challenging, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The time has come to think about your future, and we would love for you to pick NNUH as your first place of work, post degree.

Come and join one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, we are based in a modern, purpose built hospital on the outskirts of beautiful Norwich. We are incredibly proud of being a Trust who genuinely supports staff development as we encourage everyone to achieve their potential.

What does Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital have to offer you?

This is your chance to join exciting, innovative clinical services for neonates, children and young people; where you can develop and share your clinical skills and grow a career that directly gives better health, better patient care and improved efficiency within the NHS.

Our Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital incorporates Children’s Inpatient, Ambulatory, Emergency, Neonatal and Outpatient care. We treat children and young people across a broad range of specialties including Paediatric Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, plastics and much more. We also have a dedicated Surgical and medical HDU. Our collaborative team care to children living in Norfolk and for those accessing specialist treatments across the Eastern Region.

Our hospital is home to:

  • Outpatient services
  • Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU)
  • Children’s Day Ward (CDW)
  • Buxton, our 33 bedded inpatient ward which also includes 4 HDU beds
  • Children’s ED
  • NICU

We are a Level 2 POSCU and are the recognised regional centre for Cystic Fibrosis Care. We also have the only Tier 3 NICU for the county; this department offers huge scope for your professional development. As a First Post Qualified Nurse you will become fully integrated into the team and will be encourage to continually develop for skills.

We have a dedicated Children’s Emergency department; at the heart of this has been a significant growth in our ability to care for children requiring emergency treatment.  We now have a six fold increase in capacity with a dedicated waiting area for children and adolescents, a dedicated resus and enhanced care space, as well as clinical isolation cubicles and provisions to support patients with mental health conditions. 

Please let us know within your supporting statement the area of paediatrics you wish to work in.

Preceptorship and support during the early days. 

Starting your nursing career can be scary and the help and support we can offer you in the early years can lay strong foundations for career development.  We are proud to offer and support all our Newly Qualified Nurses through a comprehensive Preceptorship scheme for a minimum of 12 months. 

When you start with us, you will be assigned an appropriately trained preceptor, who will support and work with you throughout your preceptorship.

We have a specialised two week supernumerary induction programme which will likely start in February 2022. This gives you an opportunity to meet the Clinical Educators, get to know the hospital, the NNUH team, attend workshops to facilitate your clinical skills and gives you time in your department.

You will be supported throughout your preceptorship and will have regular follow up sessions with the Practice Development & Education team. You will have ongoing training to enhance your clinical skills including a bespoke IV drug administration day for newly qualified nurses.

Your Application: 

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 a Hospital placement). You will need to provide their academic/NHS email addresses and contact details.

We take PRIDE in our work for the NNUH and hope that in your application you will show us how you take PRIDE in your work too. 

Wish you were here?

So do we………

For further details / informal visits contact:

The Recruitment Team – 01603 287578

Full and Part Time hours available. 

Open to applications: 15th November 2021

Closes to applications: 28th November 2021


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