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Interim Specialist Nurse for Children Looked After band 7

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pro rata inclusive of HCAS per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Interim Specialist Nurse for Children Looked After Band 7, part-time 30 hours per week 6 months fixed term/secondment

To work as part of the Children Looked After (CLA) health team in Croydon Health Service (CHS), and as part of a wider multi-agency partnership in ensuring that comprehensive and robust arrangements are in place and adhered to in the provision of services delivered by CHS to the children and young people looked after by Croydon Council.

Main duties of the job

To fulfil the role of Specialist Nurse for CLA on behalf of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. The post holder will work in accordance with the DOH 2015 guidance \Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children and in line with the Intercollegiate Framework 2015 competence skills and knowledge framework.The post holder will work with Named and Designated professionals and the Lead Nurse to maintain a co-ordinated approach to the improvement of outcomes for Croydon CLA. The post holder will develop and deliver personalised packages of health care for children and young people for whom Croydon Council is the corporate parent.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Croydon University Hospital plays an active role in training the clinicians of the future and works in partnership with major London universities

If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust thats making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what youre looking for

Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • GN/ RN, RSCN
  • Degree in Specialist Community Practitioner Qualification (Health Visiting or School Nursing) or equivalent


  • Community Specialist Practice Teacher qualification
  • Master's Degree or working towards



  • Knowledge of health issues relating to Children Looked After
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations and disciplines
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Conduct and scope of professional practice


  • Previous experience



  • Post community / specialist qualification
  • Experience of working with vulnerable families and implementing
  • Experience of working in highly emotional /distressing circumstances


  • Experience of implementing and facilitating education and training programmes.
  • Experience of developing strategies, clinical guidelines and policies
  • Experience of participating in research/audits



  • Ability to work independently and to make sound decisions
  • Ability to write clear reports
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to travel to different sites

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