Community Children's Nursing Team Junior Sister

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Looking for an exciting challenge with an opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge whilst enjoying your job? Specialist Children and Young People's Services (SCYPS) is the place to be! This is an exciting time to join our team as there are new and additional posts to our team which includes a rotation of weekend shifts. Come and be part of a new positive change in Newham.

You will be joining a service which aspires to provide care of the highest quality, in collaboration with those who use our services. We embrace continuous improvement and learning and as a Specialist Nurse you will be instrumental in leading the service to think differently, be innovative, and give everyone, at every level, the skills they need to lead change.

Main duties of the job

Typical skills used within this roles (you can learn or develop) include central line access, managing BCYP on home oxygen therapy, administration chemotherapy, enteral feeding, airway management, long term ventilation, advance care planning, symptom management and holistic assessments. You get to develop your autonomous working whilst being supported by a team of junior sisters and clinical team leads across our nursing specialities.

The team is also integrated within the wider multi-professional team with play and psychology (Diana Palliative care team) and community paediatric dietitians.

Previous community experience is not essential but you are required to have skills in clinical assessment, individual needs assessment and care planning, alongside the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary, multi agency team. Good communication skills are a must alongside a flexible and forward thinking attitude.

About us

Newham is culturally the most diverse of all London boroughs, with people from a rich variety of ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. We have the third fastest growing population in England with 40% of the community being 0-24 years old and children and young people's health services are at the center of local developments.

We believe to provide compassionate care to children and families we need to foster a culture of compassionate working relationships and leadership within the service. We are committed to staff support, supervision and training. You will be supported to undertake further training to enable career progression within the service and have access to peer support and psychology consultation from the psychology team within the service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the Personal and Job specifications carefully. You should provide evidence in your application of the essential qualities required and why you would be an asset to our Service. We put all our patients at the heart of all we do.

Person Specification

Knowledges and Skills


  • Sound knowledge and skills in paediatric nursing, including enteral, respiratory, oncology, wound care, tracheostomy and Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs)
  • Sound knowledge in paediatric palliative care and on-going national developments
  • Knowledge and understanding of the child health needs of a racially and culturally diverse population
  • Ability to work flexibly, prioritise and respond to changing demands in workload.
  • Be computer literate for IT processors e.g. Word, PowerPoint, email, RiO.
  • Effectively uses specialist knowledge and communication skills to initiate and sustain open interactions, recognising the individual and collective needs of clients and other professional agencies
  • Provide advice and guidance with tact and sensitivity.
  • Ability to build rapport and establish effective one to one and team relationships
  • Ability to provide out of hours on call rota covering for out of hours support for terminally ill child
  • Commitment to working a rota covering weekends, bank holidays and evenings


  • Access to a car and hold a full driving licence
  • Able to prepare and chair professional meetings
  • Sound understanding of current issues affecting the NHS and Paediatric Palliative Care

Education/Qualification/ Training


  • RSCN/ RN Child Branch
  • oDegree level qualification (or working towards)


  • Community Nursing Qualification



  • Significant experience at Band 5 working with children & young people.
  • Experience of working with children complex health care needs,
  • Experience of interagency working
  • Experience of supporting children and families through the child protection process
  • Experience of Supporting children and young people with life threatening or life-limiting conditions.
  • Experience of managing staff and resources
  • Experience of providing supervision in an advisory role


  • Working at Band 6 level
  • Community experience
  • Knowledge in long term ventilation and national guidelines for continuing care
  • Ability to effectively supervise and appraise line-managed team members and ensure that professional needs of staff are identified



  • Evidence of ability to practice as an expert practitioner
  • Ability to act as an advocate for children with life threatening or life limiting condition and their families
  • Evidence of the ability to manage time effectively
  • Excellent teaching skills with an ability to adapt these for use with health
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information and data and make quick and sound judgements and decisions.

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