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Registered Nurse - Roston, Shortbreak Home

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
Come and contribute your nursing skills to providing a warm and homely environment that meets the emotional, physical, cultural, religious and spiritual needs of the child or young person requiring a residential short break with complex health needs

Residential Short Break Home.

Children's Services are looking to recruit to our Nursing Team at Roston, Camborne.

Roston is a two bedded Home, regulated by OFSTED which provides short breaks for children with a learning disability and complex health needs. This post will include weekend, bank holiday and night work.

This is a permanent contract, and will be primarily based in Roston although the post holder may be required to work at the other short break home on occasion. We are looking for a registered nurse with experience of working with children with disabilities and health needs, but support, supervision, training and teamwork will be provided.

Main duties of the job

This role will assist the Ofsted Registered Manager in partnership with both family and other professionals in providing the appropriate care package, ensuring continuity and a consistent approach.

To provide training and support to develop staff knowledge and skills that reflects the needs of each individual child and young person.

To work in partnership with the multidisciplinary team, maintaining responsibility for a designated caseload of children who attend Roston.

To have responsibility for leading a shift, working alongside skilled support staff, providing a residential shortbreak to the children and young people who attend Roston and on occasion Layland.

To perform all functions of the post consistent with relevant legislation, such as The Children Act 1989/2004.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RNLD, RSCN, Child Branch, RGN, RMN
  • Evidence of professional updating (CPD)
  • Clinical skills (e.g. enteral feeding, medication administration, care of sick child)
  • Recognised training in care of the sick child or willingness to undertake
  • Post registration experience of caring for children with complex health needs / learning disability
  • Experience of coordinating and or managing patient care
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and / or multi-agency setting


  • Possession of a relevant degree or working towards relevant degree
  • Teaching or training qualification
  • Experience of working within a residential short break provision
  • Excellent experience of caring for children with challenging behaviour
  • Experience of assessing, developing and implementing positive behaviour support plans

Skills and Aptitude


  • Able to deliver training & advice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Teaching and training skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Willingness to undertake the Trust's clinical supervision skills training


  • Clinical supervision skills

Knowledge and abilities


  • Working knowledge of child safeguarding & protection procedures 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2018) and the Children's Act (2004)
  • Epilepsy awareness and administration of rescue medication
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment / care plans
  • Can communicate and establish effective working relationships with children, young people and families
  • Ability to impart sensitive complex information when there may be barriers to understanding
  • Able to initiate, prioritise and complete work autonomously
  • Able to contribute to service development
  • Able to work across professional team and organisational boundaries


  • Caseload management
  • Up to date with relevant legislation
  • Understanding of Ofsted requirements for short break homes
  • Food hygiene assessment

Personal Qualities


  • Interested in addressing training needs identified by service
  • Team Player
  • Ability to motivate self and others

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Roston Shortbreak Home

Off Crane Road


TR14 7PW

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