Come and join our amazing team, in the Paediatric Emergency department at Russell's Hall Hospital Dudley. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with the Play Specialist Team to meet the normalising play needs of children & young people within the paediatric Emergency Department.
You will use play to provide basic distraction from the hospital environment. Work flexibly within the play team to facilitate services to support play opportunities for children within the play.
You will work Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm with Alternate Weekends, bank holidays and Christmas holidays
This role is truly rewarding, and with your help we can make a positive difference to a child's journey through the Emergency Department.
Actively promote Health and Wellbeing with children, young people and families.
To assess, plan, implement and evaluate a programme of daily play, recreation and leisure activities which can be delivered flexibly depending on where the child/young person is i.e. play room, bedside etc.
Maintain a safe working environment
Ensure that all children and young people have appropriate access to
normalising play, recreation activities and leisure time during their time in hospital.
Use play to provide basic distraction from the hospital environment.
Work flexibly within the play team to facilitate services to support play opportunities for children within the play.
To have an understanding of the reasonable adjustments required for
children with learning disabilities, including sourcing safe, appropriate play and resource activities.
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.
We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recognises the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community bring and recognise their compatibility with NHS roles.
We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake
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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