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Children in Care Nurse - Band 6

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

There are permanent and fixed term posts available, full time and part time hours will be considered. The service operates Monday to Friday covering core hours of 9-5 with flexibility to meet service needs.

Due to additional investment and promotion within the team, this is an exciting opportunity to join an established team as we expand and develop the service.

We are looking for ambitious individuals, who will be part of the Children in Care Nursing team taking the next steps in developing great community services and improving the health outcomes for our Children in Care.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit motivated practitioners with initiative and drive and up to date knowledge of the Children in Care health agenda. You will work as part of a team delivering statutory health assessments and health interventions for a defined caseload. You will need to have a broad understanding of children and young people's health issues. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate flexibility and creative thinking in respect of service delivery.

Knowledge of recent documents and strategies driving the development of services for Children in Care is essential as well as understanding the principles of safeguarding children and young people.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills are required with a commitment to team working as well as being able to demonstrate working using own initiative. You will work closely with GPs, community paediatricians, children and young people and their families, our partner agencies and Commissioners to deliver a quality service.

About us

An Enhanced DBS with checks against the Children's and Adults' Barred Lists will be obtained during pre-employment checks. Applicants will be required to see patients and families face to face within a community setting. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that they may come in to contact with people who have COVID-19, although the Trust provides PPE and takes all reasonable steps to ask patients with symptoms to cancel appointments.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work as part of the Children in Care (CIC) health team to promote and improve the physical and development health and emotional wellbeing of Children in Care (CIC) placed both within Wigan and our surrounding localities.

Working within a Children in Care Health Team under the direct supervision of the Children in Care Specialist Nurse, the post holder will focus on organising and undertaking health assessments for this cohort of children and progressing health care plans generated as part of these assessments. Working within and supported by the wider Children in Care Team, the post holder will ensure that children/young people have a comprehensive health care plan which is meaningful and outcome focused and that children/young people and their carers receive appropriate health advice, information and signposting to support their needs and promote stable placements.

Person Specification



  • First Level RN (RSCN/ SCPHN-SN/SCPHN-HV)
  • Degree in health-related subject or equivalent significant experience



  • Experience of working in a community environment
  • Experience of working with Children and Young People
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Experience of caseload management
  • Understands the needs of Children in Care

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent written communication skills, to include record keeping, report writing, data collection
  • Assessment of care needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans
  • Good time management/ organisational skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of statutory guidance for Children in Care and national policies relating to children
  • Understanding of the management of change
  • Knowledge of Adverse Childhood experiences and the impact
  • Knowledge of complex Safeguarding issues



  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e., with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation
  • Ability to travel independently, locally and occasionally regionally
  • Able to make multiple site visits daily transporting required equipment
  • Self-motivated

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