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Paediatrics - Dolphin Ward
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
08/02/2023 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy International Staff Nurse - Paediatrics

Band 5

Royal Berkshire Hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection we have been rated ‘Good’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements.  The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’.  This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust.  Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people so why don’t you come and join us.  We offer a range of learning and development for all employees may you be clinical or non-clinical.  



Job overview

Royal Berkshire NHS Trust currently run a hugely successful program for the International recruitment of nurses. We are committed to diversity in our workforce and have employed nurses from all around the world.

This is an exciting opportunity for both newly qualified and experienced staff nurses to join our well-established team. We currently have full time permanent posts and will consider applications from Adult Nurses with an interest in Paediatrics. 

Currently, we are not recruiting from Red List countries. All information can be found here: 

Main duties of the job

There are few things more rewarding than working with children, particularly when you know you are making a difference to their future. Dolphin and Lion is a 44-bed acute paediatric ward with a designated High Dependency Unit and designated Oncology beds.

The unit cares for children and young people 0-16 years of age with a variety of medical, surgical conditions including ENT, orthopaedic and shared care oncology. Our purpose built ward offers family-centered care and a pleasant supportive learning environment. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, enthusiasm to progress and a highly motivated team player. We can offer commitment to your personal and professional development and offer a comprehensive preceptorship package.

We also have the advantage of a ward-based Practice Educator who works closely with all staff to promote learning opportunities. In addition, we also offer external development with opportunities to participate in academic modules relating to Mentorship, Care of the Critically Ill Child (HDU) and Chemotherapy Administration. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to work at times in our other Paediatric services which includes Paediatrics ED and Neonatal Unit.

Working for our organisation

The City of Reading sits on the River Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.  

The CQC recently rated the care provided by The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as good.

Our values; Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Participates in Clinical Governance to maintain and improve standards of patient care.  Work as a role model in placing the patient’s experience at the core of service delivery.   Assist in the monitoring and auditing of the quality of care through a range of strategies, including risk management incident reporting, complaints, research and effectiveness monitoring and clinical audit.  Ensure own actions promote quality and alert others to quality issues. Contributes to the development of the service.
Demonstrates commitment to the vision and objectives of the clinical area. Work with Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse to effectively managing the allocated financial resources within allocated budget.  Demonstrate understanding of the importance of ensuring effective skill mix and
appropriate caseload management at all times.
Assists in the monitoring and maintenance of the health, safety and security of self and others in work area.   Assists in the identification and assessment risks in work activities.  Help to developing strategies to manage these effectively. Work within risk management/ occupational 

The trust has arrival dates every month throughout 2023 and offer a fantastic relocation package, which includes:

  • UK Health and Care Visa charge*
  • Economy flight at the start of employment (costs to be approved by the Trust)*
  • Airport Transfer
  • Temporary accommodation costs capped at a maximum of £1,000. We have links into a few accommodation suppliers but it is dependent on accommodation availability. Should you choose to source your own accommodation, this will need to be paid yourself and claimed back as per the relocation policy. The maximum amount of £1000 applies.
  • OSCE preparation and OSCE exam fees (the Trust will pay for up 2 attempts)
  • Travel to OSCE exam
  • NMC eligibility fee*
  • CBT fee*
  • English language fee*
  • Plus many more benefits!

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (Child) or studying towards a recognised nursing degree in childrens nursing


Essential criteria
  • Experience in a paediatric ward
  • Experience in a care environment dealing with children

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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.

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Jo Brown
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