Children's Community Nurse

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent band 5 children's nurse to join our dynamic Children's Community Nursing team who provide a wide range of nursing cares into children's homes and other community settings within Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Main duties of the job

To support the Children's Community Nurses, to enable the provision of skilled, effective and evidence based nursing care closer to home for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years with a variety of health needs in their own home and other community settings within Northumberland and North Tyneside.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of packages of care for children and young people with acute and chronic illness, complex disability or palliative care needs.

To work in partnership with the children, their families and Carers with other professionals from Health, Social Services, Education and non statutory agencies to deliver care to meet the child and young persons assessed needs.

To provide care that is flexible and responsive to the individual and meets the demands of the service as a whole. This will include working at Special Schools and support to paediatric clinics within Child Health.

To work with young people, with complex health needs, their families / carers and others within health care to promote and contribute to a seamless transition process between children and adult services.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree level Children's Nursing qualification or equivalent experience in Children's Nursing
  • Registered Mentor. Mentorship Qualification or relevant equivalent qualification (Essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period)


  • Working towards degree level qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Wansbeck General Hospital

Woodhorn Lane


NE63 9JJ

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