Staff Nurse

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Children's nurse to join our community nursing service, supporting children being cared for at home and facilitating early discharge from the acute wards. The postholder would join our existing team of Children's community nurses visiting children at home within the County Durham and Darlington area.

Main duties of the job

1. In conjunction with the Community Manager and Matron ensure that standards of care for the paediatric service are delivered to a high level and that these are regularly monitored and appropriately adapted in light of proven research findings and new developments.

2.Provide enhanced clinical skills in the care of children with short and long term health care needs within their home environment, facilitating early discharge from hospital.

3.Provide relevant nursing advice both within and outside the profession as appropriate.

4.Assess, develop and implement care plans in conjunction with other professionals and parents/carers

5.Guide and supervise nursing and support staff in the organisation, delivery and recording of client care.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

To be eligible for Health and Care Worker visa sponsorship you will usually need to be paid at least �25,600 per year

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post entails providing excellent care to children and young people within a community setting, expediating discharge and avoiding hospital admission where possible.

Person Specification



  • RSCN / RN (Child)
  • Recent paediatric nursing experience
  • Health related diploma
  • PILS/EPLS certificate
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children training


  • ENB 998/997. Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice. FLIP or equivalent.
  • Health Service related diploma/degree

Statutory Registration


  • Registered with the NMC on Part 1 of the Register for Children

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • An understanding and knowledge of the management of common paediatric medical and surgical conditions.
  • Current knowledge of Safeguarding Children Legislation, Policies and Procedures.
  • Understanding of an integrated Child Health Service
  • IT skills



  • Paediatric nursing experience
  • Clinical and enhanced skills in paediatric nursing
  • Continuing professional development
  • Participation in quality development and quality assurance activities
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work flexibly within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Experience or working within a community setting

Special Requirements


  • Must be a registered Childrens Nurse registered with the NMC.
  • Current evidence of working with acutely ill children and families, with up to date knowledge and skills within general paediatrics.

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