Community Children's Nurse (special interest in LTV) - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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The Birches Respite Team are part of the Children and Young People's Community Nursing service. A vacancy has arisen within the Respite Team for an experienced paediatric nurse. This role offers a valuable opportunity to be part of an innovative service, develop your professional expertise and make a difference where it matters.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience in caring for children with complex health needs and in particular long-term ventilation. Community experience is desirable but not essential. Experience working in ITU or a high dependency unit would be valuable. Good communication skills are essential. Problem solving, ability to work independently as well as working as part of a large and diverse team are all characteristics we are looking for in applicants.

The successful candidate will be supported in the role by a clinical lead for continuing care, a clinical education team and clinical nurse specialists as well as the operational management team. You will benefit from ongoing professional development and support via clinical and managerial supervision.

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Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

We are looking for someone with compassion and commitment. In return you will be part of a service that is warm and friendly and is committed to the children we support. The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

The families we support reflect the rich diversity of multicultural society that makes Coventry a special place to work. We would actively welcome applicants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds whose skills and life experiences will enrich the services we provide.

The post will at times involve working shifts, to include nights and weekends. Participation in the service on-call is also required following the necessary induction.

Ability to travel around the city is essential.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

The post will primarily involve supporting children who meet continuing care criteria and require support at home, in school and respite settings because they are long term ventilated or have complex physical health needs. As caseload manager for these children you will provide a holistic approach to their care in the community manage their discharge from hospital including the training of the staff working with the child and family. Skills in risk assessment, careplanning and managing equipment and resources are essential.

In addition to clinical practice the post holder will act as caseload manager for a designated caseload as well as mentoring and supporting more junior members of the team and students.

Currently the Team will also require the post to support the residential unit so the willingness to work a 24 hours shift pattern is essential.

You will demonstrate first level qualification of Child Branch or RGN with an RSCN qualification. ENB 998 or equivalent teaching qualification essential. We will consider candidates who have a learning disability qualification if they can demonstrate extensive experience working with children with complex health needs including ventilation.

Person Specification



  • Car owner/driver, or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job - and be prepared to be insured for business use. (It is unlikely that public transport will meet this requirement). If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.

Qualifications/ experience


  • Registered Children Nurse or LD nurse with significant experience working with children with complex health needs
  • Experience working with Children with long term ventilation needs
  • Experience of managing / supporting staff
  • Demonstate a wide range of relevant clinical skills


  • Teaching qualification or proven experience
  • Experience working in community setting
  • Nursing degree

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

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


The Birches Respite Unit

Faber Road



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