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Children’s Critical Care Open Day

HDU nurses and patient

Saturday 17 August 2019
10am – 4pm
Sheffield Children’s Hospital (view map)
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Are you a qualified nurse with critical care experience or a student nurse about to qualify?
Would you like to work for one of the country’s leading children’s hospitals?

We are seeking to recruit band 5 and 6 nurses, healthcare assistants and support workers for roles in our Critical Care Unit.

If you’re a newly qualified or student nurse, an adult trained nurse with critical care experience, a HCA with NVQ level 3 or a qualified nurse from overseas, we’d love to meet you.

Come along to our Critical Care open day to find out more about the hospital and how we can help you take the next steps in your nursing career.

  • take a tour of our Paediatric Critical Care Unit
  • talk to critical care staff, advanced nurse practitioners, operating department practitioners and research nurses
  • hear about our advanced nurse practitioner role developed in partnership with The University of Sheffield
  • find out about Embrace, our specialist transport service for critically ill children and babies
  • learn about our brand new wards opened in 2018

About our Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU)

PCCU is a regional lead centre and we receive patients from across South Yorkshire and nationally.

Patients range from 0-18 years and can be with us from a few hours to several months depending on their needs.

Our team provides specialist care for infants, children and young people with a wide range of medical and surgical conditions including acute infections, trauma, neurological conditions, oncology and haematology.

PCCU is composed of three units:

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    Our Intensive Care Unit has nine beds and provides one to one nursing care for patients with life-threatening conditions.
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
    HDU also has nine beds and cares for children who require a high degree of medical and nursing input. Here we have one nurse/nursing assistant for every two patients.
  • Neonatal Surgical Unit (NSU)
    NSU has 11 cots where we care for babies who require care or a surgical procedure after birth. We have close links with the nearby Jessop Wing maternity unit and regional neonatal units.

We provide a range of therapies including basic and advanced ventilation, neurosurgical/neurological, high frequency oscillation, nitric oxide therapy and CVVH.

About the Trust

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of just four specialist paediatric NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK and many of our services are among the best in the country.

We have recently opened a brand new wing which will bring the hospital up to modern standards. It is home to three of the current wards which will have more single rooms with en suite facilities.

The Trust offers employees a number of favourable benefits, as well as a commitment to staff training and development through our Clinical Skills Centre and Learning & Organisational Development Department.

We value our nursing staff and offer attractive development packages.

About Sheffield

Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England yet is just a few miles away from the Peak District National Park renowned for its beautiful scenery, picturesque villages and abundance of outdoor activities.

Positioned in the centre of the UK, Sheffield has excellent transport links with the rest of the country. Find out more about living and working in Sheffield.

Getting here

Car parking facilities around the hospital are limited but there is a Q Park across the road from the main entrance and we have excellent public transport links. Check the Supertram website for service information updates.

Use our journey planner to plan your trip from anywhere in the UK.

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