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Senior Community Children’s Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year per annum inc (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

All posts will be part of the CCNT who deliver nursing care to children in the home or education environment.

The team is part of an integrated service for disabled children, promoting partnership working and better outcomes for disabled children and their families.

The Community Children's Nursing Team is part of an Integrated Service for Disabled Children operating within a wider service system encompassing Acute and Community Services.

The team provides care for children between the ages of 0-19 years who need nursing care at home or in an education setting.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a part time Band 6 nurse (0.53 WTE) for 2 years to cover study leave. The post holder will work within the Community Children's Nursing Team, holding a patient case load and will work within the boroughs special needs schools as required.

The service is currently offered Monday to Friday 08:00 until 18:00 and Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays 10:00 until 16:00. The post holder will be required to work these hours and any changes within these hours accordingly.

The post holder will need to be a paediatric nurse and also a car driver.

Main duties of the job

To achieve the best health and well-being outcomes for every child referred to the Community Children's Nursing Team (CCNT).

To facilitate early discharge of children from hospital and reduce or prevent hospital re-admission.

To work together with parents to produce a joint plan of care to meet the needs of their child.

To enable and empower parents to look after their child with our support.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities
  • Ensures the process of nursing is developed to meet the individual needs of each child, providing well documented assessment, care planning and evaluation, in collaboration with the family and reviewed as frequently as required and/or requested
  • Responsible for setting, providing and maintaining high standards of clinically effective nursing care at all times in the childs home or other community setting.
  • Provide leadership and management to the staff team at all times ensuring effective use of human resources to ensure safe and efficient service delivery
  • Ensure that a child and family-centred approach to care is provided which takes account of childrens individual medical, psychological, emotional and social needs.
  • Identifies and receives clinical supervision in line with Trust Policy.
  • Responsible for providing clinical support and guidance to peers, junior members of staff/students and other members of the multi disciplinary team and identification of opportunities for continued professional development and competencies.
  • Responsible for ensuring organisation of resources to ensure delivery of effective, competent nursing care within identified clinical area.
  • Provides technically skilled nursing care that is sensitive, relevant and responsive to the needs of the individual client in liaison with child/young person and parent/carers
  • Enable independence by teaching, supporting and encouraging children/young people and their parents/carers to participate in meeting their own care needs. Making appropriate onward referral to other paediatric teams and specialists as required.
  • Undertake technically skilled clinical care as identified in line with scope for professional practice.
  • Participate in transition planning from the age of 14, to ensure there is a smooth transition from the service to appropriate support or independence when the child reaches the age of 19
  • Responsible for identifying and maintaining own professional development in line with Post Registration Education and Practice
  • Practice a high standard of professional conduct in accordance with the policies, protocols and guidelines of the Trust and the NMC Scope of Professional Conduct and Standard Documents
  • Liaises effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary and multi-professional teams to ensure delivery and implementation of nursing care and effective and co-ordinated planning. Organise and chair meetings when appropriate.
  • Be responsible for an identified area of specialist interest and development within the unit, ensuring up to date research methods are implemented in care delivery and planning.
  • In partnership with the Team Leader ensures the regular audit and evaluation of identified area of clinical practice and implementation of change management.
  • Ensures client confidentiality at all times in line with trust guidelines
  • Maintaining and accessing Electronic Patient Records and utilisation of software packages
  • Undertake role as advocate for child and family representing best interests of child or young person, in partnership with parents, at specialist meetings, in decision making etc
  • Being a clinical resource for other agencies.
  • Maintaining nursing records to the Trust Standards and in accordance with the Standards for Records and Record keeping (NMC)
  • Having successfully completed the independent prescribing course and registering this qualification with their professional body (i.e. the NMC), the post holder may prescribe for patients according to their scope of prescribing practice agreed by the PGD/NMP committee, and in line with all related Barts Health policies and guidelines.

Professional / Managerial
  • Responsible for the management of an identified group of staff within the CCNT, including absence management and annual leave.
  • Responsible for IPR for an identified group of staff. Assists with Personal Development Plans and acts as a resource for career development and progression.
  • To attend Team Meetings, Away Days and contribute to the development of ward polices and procedures within the childrens services
  • Acts as an assessor to nursing students through mentorship system and attains sign off mentor status
  • Acts as expert Preceptor for newly qualified staff nurses within the team and clinical supervisor to junior members of the team.
  • Responsible for 1st line management and reporting of incidents, complaints and comments from patients, carers or relatives in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.
  • Is involved in the setting and maintaining of standards of care (including Health & Safety) in accordance with Trust policies.
  • Co-ordinates the care given by other professionals as appropriate within the Team .
  • Co-ordination and management of Child Protection Procedures in line with Trust policies and procedures, accessing regular supervision from Trust lead Child Protection Nurse Advisor.
  • Responsible for ongoing daily identification and management of clinical risk within the working environment e.g. infection control, risk management.
  • Undertake proactive role in development of clinically effective care.
  • Advises parents, carers and child/young person in the promotion of health and safety, prevention of illness.
  • Is aware of budgetary controls and works within these, encouraging others to do so also.
  • Has an understanding of the recruitment process. Assists with recruitment and selection including interviews.
  • Supports the Band 7, assuming managerial responsibilities in their absence.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • RSCN / RN Child with current registration
  • Preparation for mentorship course or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Sound knowledge and demonstration of the use of evidenced based care.


  • Educated to degree level or working towards it
  • Childrens Community Nursing qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Post registration children's nursing experience at Band 5
  • Previous experience of working with children with complex needs.
  • Experience of successful working across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of assessing and supervising nursing students


  • Leadership of an area
  • Awareness of budget and stock control
  • Health promotion experience
  • Previous experience of line managing junior members of staff

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