Children's Community Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
15 Oct 2023
We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighborhoods they serve - delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

We are seeking a Registered Children's Nurse to join our large children's community nursing team.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic nurses with excellent communication skills and good organisational skills who can deliver evidence based nursing care to children at home. The Children's Community Nursing team support children in the community with acute and chronic conditions seven days a week from 8am-10pm. Therefore it is necessary for you to be able to work shifts and weekends and a car user.

You must have considerable post qualifying experience.

You will be part of a forward thinking, friendly team and you will be supported to develop professionally.

Driving is an essential criteria.

Main duties of the job


Demonstrate that all delivery of care complies with the Trust's clinical policies and guidelines.

Promote clinical excellence through the principle of the Trust's philosophy and the implementation of the nursing strategy.

Take a supporting role in ensuring the compliance of quality assurance initiatives with agreed clinical standards.

Adopt a multi-disciplinary team approach to children's community health care.

Ensure that full use is made of the ability to develop the role of the nurse in accordance with requirements of clients, the service and the NMC.

Prescribe treatment for patients/clients for conditions within their clinical competence, relevant qualification and the remit of the service.


Participate in the induction and orientation programmes for newly appointed staff.

Undertake appraisals for junior staff

Education and Training

Support the team in maintaining an appropriate learning environment to meet the education and development needs of all staff, including students.

Ensure awareness of the measures to safeguard patients' rights and confidentiality.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Childrens Nurse
  • Degree or Diploma


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Degree level 6 study



  • Experience of working on own and as part of a team
  • Ability to supervise and support junior staff.
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing skills/ability
  • Awareness of clinical audit


  • Evidence undertaking a mentor/preceptor role
  • Experience in community



  • Knowledge of chronic and acute childhood illnesees
  • Knowledge of childrens safeguarding

Skills and abilities


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT competent-Microsoft / EMIS/
  • Effective Time management skills



  • Car driver / owner

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Longsight Health Centre


M13 0RR

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