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Fixed term: 6 months
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Employer type
Darent Valley Hospital
£41,902 - £47,684 Pro rata
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Paediatric Practice Educator Band 7


We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you’ll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere.

We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences build on the progress we’ve achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work.

We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

You will find useful information below that provide further information on the diverse range of career opportunities within Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Registered Children’s Nurses to complement our Paediatric team in.   A vacancy has arisen for a Band 7 Practice Development Nurse to join our current team on Willow, PAU and Paediatric Outpatients in order to provide senior nursing leadership and clinical Practice Development expertise. 

Willow ward is a 22 bedded general paediatric ward caring for children aged 0-16 years with a variety of medical, surgical and orthopaedic conditions. PAU is an assessment/day care area with 6 spaces for children and has just moved to its own purpose built area alongside Paediatric ED.  Willow is open 24hrs a day; PAU is currently open 0900-2200hrs. Paediatric Outpatients is located in our children’s Resource Centre and also has a base at Queen Mary’s hospital, supporting both general paediatric and specialist clinics.

We are seeking a senior Practice Development Nurse to support nursing practice in the clinical environment, your input will be crucial to our ongoing care and surge planning. You will be supported in this role by Senior Sisters, Matron and Band 6 Practice Development Nurses, and work closely with the Consultant of the week, to ensure your nursing leadership provides a high standard of nursing care, patient safety and experience through your Practice Development expertise.

In order to undertake this role we are looking for substantial post registered experience. The successful applicant will need to have:
A commitment to caring for sick children and leading the nursing team in advancing paediatric practice

First level registration with the NMC as a Children’s Nurse
Experience in an acute paediatric clinical setting
A specific area of interest in an acute paediatric nursing setting which relates to Practice Development or Education.
A commitment to continuing to develop your own and others professional development

If you would like to know more about this vacancy, please contact Lynn Brooks (Head of Nursing, Children’s Services) on 01322 428100 bleep 548 or Emily Bell, Matron on bleep 975. We would like you to attend for an informal visit if you are interested in this 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynn Brooks
Job title
Head of Nursing
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Telephone number
01322 428100 bleep 548
Additional information

Emily Bell 01322 428100 bleep 975

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