Children's Community Nurse Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023
Are you a dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic children's nurse with post registration experience? If so then we have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Children's Community Nursing Team based at Lincoln County Hospital.

The local team consists of a CCN Team Leader, Band 6 CCN's, HCSW and Administrative Support who work closely to provide a link between hospital and home. You will offer expert care in the child's home and work within one of 3 CCN teams as part of ULHT's Children's Community Services.

The service is routinely available Monday-Friday 09.00-1700hrs, however team members are required to work flexibly to provide 'before' and 'after' school visits as required depending upon the needs of individual children and their families. You will participate in a 24/7 County-wide on-call system which will operate for children requiring palliative / end of life care. There is also an expectation that should it be required, the successful candidate will participate in working a shift system including weekends to support the future development of the service.

Applicants must be RN (Child) / RSCN with current registration. Recent CCN and community caseload management experience would be highly advantageous as would the Community Children's Specialist Practitioner qualification.

Opportunities for further professional development, training and regular 1:1 support from the Team Leader will be offered.

Main duties of the job

Working as part of the team and in partnership with the child, their family / carers, you will formulate individual care packages that facilitate the smooth transition from hospital to home.

You will have the responsibility of managing your own caseload and coordinating services to facilitate early discharge, reduce hospital re-admissions and provide support and nursing care to children and young people with acute health care needs and those with long term conditions at home.

As an excellent communicator with a high standard of teaching and presentation skills you will support the development of ambulatory care and promote the ethos of empowering children and their families to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to enable them to become self-caring, independent and manage their own condition at home wherever possible.

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team in caring for children at home in the community following an acute episode of hospitalisation or those with long term conditions including complex health care needs. It is essential that you are able to work unsupervised and that you have experience working with children with additional healthcare needs in a community setting . Good communication skills with excellent customer care skills should be demonstrated at all times. You must have the ability to travel throughout the County.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details regarding the job role please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Children's Nurse
  • Teaching qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Evidence of continued professional development and training


  • NMC recorded Nurse Prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake
  • BSc(Hons) Community Health or equivalent with Community Children's Specialist Practitioner qualification or willingness to undertake



  • Recent experience of working as a Band 5 within Children's' Nursing
  • Experience of team working and commitment to team building
  • Experience and knowledge of Safeguarding Children, young people and adults.


  • Experience of working in the Community setting and managing a nursing caseload



  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviors in line with the Trust Framework: Patient Centered, Safety, Compassion, Respect, Excellence
  • Political awareness and knowledge/interest of current issues and interest in developing National Service Framewrok
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Research and Audit experience
  • Knowledge of developing integrated care pathways
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues
  • ECDL: Ability to develop information management systems to support service development

specific requirements


  • Applicants must have the ability to travel throughout the county
  • Flexible working
  • Commitment to participate in End of life on-call rota
  • Commitment to developing children's services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road,



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