Paediatric Nurse Band 5

The Role:

Here at NHS Professionals, we are currently looking to recruit Bank Paediatric Nurse to join our team and help to support West Hertfordshire NHS Trust. 

If you are looking for a new opportunity to develop your skills and build on experience already gained within a Paediatrics environment, we can offer you the chance to work in a supportive and compassionate team who are dedicated to providing the best service possible.

We have flexible Bank shifts available for Paediatric Nurses available at Worcestershire Acute Trust specifically in the following wards and areas:

  • Children’s Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Paediatric Department


  • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude
  • and knowledge and develop these by
  • using evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and
  • Clinical legislation
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user’s needs, without close supervision.
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Approachable.
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically
  • motivated to do a good job and to motivate others.
  • Forms very effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity.
  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems.
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organization and demonstrates values of trust and NHS
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7days a week and across all clinical areas within the Trust as required
  • Ability to fulfil all the requirements of the role (including physical)

For a more in depth explanation of the responsibilities of the role please refer to the attached job description.


To apply for this post, you will:

  • Have a minimum of 6 months paid experience at Band 5 level on a children’s ward in a hospital environment within the last 2 years.
  • Comply with NMC Professional Registration and keep up to date with current nursing practices.
  • Undertake nursing assessment and evaluation to enable development of appropriate plans of care based on the needs of the individual.
  • Be proficient in the delivery of care to patients.
  • Ensure safe administration of drugs in accordance with NMC and CHS policies
  • Ensure accurate records are kept in accordance with CHS policy and NMC guidelines.
  • Carry out nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and standards.
  • Undertake regular mandatory training.
  • Significant proven knowledge and experience in children and young people’s nursing.


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of shifts at your Trust – Access to shifts before they are available to agency.
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work.
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work.
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go – Access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone.
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03332 407 552.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


Register today for various flexible shifts and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Natalie Peace, Trust Recruitment Coordinator on 01923 217355 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.