Clinical Team Lead - Children's Community Nursing Team

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Following a promotion of our current Clinical Lead, a vacancy has arisen for an experienced and motivated nurse to lead the Children's Community Nursing Team as a Clinical Team Lead, leading and supporting a team of Paediatric Nurses across the London Borough of Ealing.

This is an exciting opportunity, at a time of change, and an ideal chance to enhance and utilise your clinical and leadership skills. You will need to be a highly motivated individual looking for a new challenge and should enjoy coordinating and communicating with a wide team of professionals

We are looking for an enthusiastic foforward-thinkinghildren's nurse, community experience would be an advantage but not essential. You will be a highly motivated independent practitioner with sound evidence-based skills. The post holder will lead the team within the service, act as a role model, support and cross-cover for other Clinical Team Lead's within the service, and lead the ongoing development of the CCN Team.

Main duties of the job

The Children's Community Nursing Team provides clinical nursing care, training and support to children, young people (aged 0-19), and their carer's at home or other community settings, enabling them to remain safely in the community and transition to adult services where appropriate.

Our team looks after Children and Young People in the community:

- with acute and short-term conditions

- with long-term and/or complex conditions

- with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses, including palliative and end-of-life-care.

A key aspect of this post will be to provide professional leadership and management to a team of Paediatric Nurses working closely within Ealing Children's Services and the wider network of Services.

You will have the ability to provide case management of an identified caseload of children and young people with complex needs by utilising and promoting evidence-based care. You should also have excellent interpersonal skills to support you in managing complex discussions with a range of agencies and individuals, including care providers, patients, and relatives.

In addition, working in partnership with parents and multi-disciplinary agencies to provide specialised care to children and young people within the community to support safe discharge and avoid hospital admissions.

You will be highly organised and have a flexible approach to work, able to deal with difficult situations autonomously with demonstrable, excellent communication skills.

About us

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

We can offer you:
  • A friendly, welcoming, nurturing and supportive work environment and will support you to develop your knowledge and skills through our organisational management and leadership development programs.
  • We have a strong focus on staff wellbeing and have access to excellent staff engagement programs and support services via our People development team.
  • Clinical/safeguarding supervision
  • Strong Leadership and Management support

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as a specialist resource to clinically lead and manage the community childrens nursing team to ensure the day-to-day delivery is efficiently and effectively underpinned by a robust evidence basepractice, including using audit outcomes.
  • To have continued responsibility of the nursing assessments, care planning, and evaluation of the children and young people on the caseload in partnership with them, their families, and communitynursing team
  • Initiate excellent communication links within Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs, Acute Hospital, tertiary centres, nurseries, schools, and other relevant settings to ensure the children and families receive streamlined integrated services to empower and promote independent living for them.
  • Empower parents and carers to enable them to safely deliver care to their children within the community environment through education, support, and risk assessment
  • Ensure the community team has strong working relationships with GPs, to ensure seamless care and provide advice, if required
  • To have knowledge of local services available to children, young people, and families.
  • Work with medical staff, nursing staff, and therapy services on how to provide an integrated service within pediatrics
  • Work in partnership with the Named Nurse for Safeguarding to ensure that clear and up-to-date protocols are in place for the effective management of child protection issues within the clinical area.
  • Provide clinical experience on sensitive and confidential matters with child protection issues in the team
  • Promote health promotion and healthy lifestyle where appropriate
  • Provide expert advice regarding children nursing to other professionals to support the transition process

Please see full details on JD.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Sick Children's Nurse-RSCN/RN15 or RNLD
  • Evidence of continuing professional developmen
  • Practice teacher or Mentor qualification


  • Nurse Prescriber Specialist Course
  • First line management course or similar
  • Knowledge and/or experience in team management

Areas of Experience and knowledge


  • Extensive community experience
  • Knowledge of Community Children's Nursing/Special Schools/Continuing Care
  • A professional portfolio that demonstrates range of knowledge, skills: including: Acute and long-term conditions, palliative care and complex disability
  • Ability to develop effective networks and work collaboratively with external partners
  • Experience of working with different professional disciplines
  • Working knowledge of electronic patient record system
  • Knowledge of current safeguarding procedures
  • Experience and commitment to involve patients and service users in the design and development of service provision
  • Flexibility to be able to work between strategic and operational priorities


  • Knowledge of management and leadership in complex & changing organisation circumstances
  • Able to implement strategies to meet changing organisational needs
  • Able to work across the organisation
  • Knowledge and understanding of NHS and social care policy and directives (as relevant)
  • Knowledge and experience of governance systems and processes
  • Planning and performance management skills and techniques
  • Able to lead change in a NHS setting

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Carmelita House

21-22 The Mall


W5 2PJ

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