Specialist Nurse Children in Care

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Derbyshire Children in Care Nursing Team working part time across a geographical caseload within Derbyshire on a Secondment for 10 to 12 months. We are looking for the right person to join our well-established team providing high quality statutory health assessments for Children in Care across Derbyshire. Our base is at Clay Cross Clinic, but we offer a variety of appointment types and access clinics in the North and South of the County. If you are passionate about providing high quality care to vulnerable children and young people in the community, and addressing challenges faced by them then this may provide an excellent opportunity for you.

You will be involved in developing and implementing pathways to support, assess and improve the health of Children in Care across Derbyshire between the ages of 5 and 18. The role covers all aspects of Children in Care including Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children, Care Experienced Young People and children with complex health needs residing in residential settings. You will be supported to actively participate in a Duty Day rota, attend Strategy Meetings and maintain excellent record keeping. The ability to manage a caseload, prioritise and adapt your diary, work safely alone, and effectively within a team are all key skills that you can develop within this role whilst on Secondment. The role can be clinic based, office based and visiting children in foster and residential placements.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job:
  • Complete Statutory Review Health Assessments within timescales
  • Formulate robust, high quality Health Care Plans
  • Complete comprehensive child focussed reports capturing the voice of the child.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies including Social Care, Police, Safeguarding, Education, and other health organisations.
  • Provide information and signposting to Multi-Disciplinary Team supporting Children in Care
  • Participate in Duty Days calculated pro rata.

  • If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact:

    Tina Neal - Named Nurse Children in Care Derbyshire

    01246 868868/07887 531692

    The Interview date will be Thursday 5th October 2023.

    About us

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a well performing Foundation Trust serving a population of around 441,000 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts. With a workforce of around 4,200 staff and good financial control, and was recently rated Good long term by the CQC.

    We are committed to working with our partners in Health and Social Care to deliver long term financial sustainability and resilience in our performance to ensure we provide high quality services and excellent patient care.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the Job Description and Person Specification in the attachments. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are along with the criteria that are required.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Registered Children's Nurse/Learning Disability OR as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.


    • BA Hons Community Nursing (or equivalent).
    • DIP Level 2 Modules on any of Family Planning, Asthma, Epilepsy, Counselling, Health Promotion, Continence Promotion.



    • Multi-agency working in School Nursing or Public Health Nursing with Primary Care Health Providers.
    • Experience of working in the Community.
    • Experience of lone working.
    • Experience of working with Vulnerable Children and Young People.
    • Experience of attending and participating in Safeguarding meetings.
    • Trauma Informed approaches.
    • Writing detailed reports.
    • Working towards Statutory timeframes.


    • Systm One.
    • Sexual Health Family Planning.
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
    • Substance misuse.
    • Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC).
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)/Trauma.
    • Child Criminal and Sexual Exploitation (CCE/CSE).
    • Children with complex health needs, disability/SEND.

    Skills and Knowledge


    • Ability to relate to, communicate with and engage with Children and Young People.
    • Ability to function autonomously and as a team member.
    • Ability to use own initiative, prioritise and make decisions.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Good time management and caseload management skills.
    • Ability to work flexibly across nominated caseload.
    • Ability to formulate accurate reports of a good standard.
    • Care Planning and reviewing health records.


    • Legal processes/Court Orders.
    • Clinical Audit.
    • Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Children and Young People.
    • Consent.
    • Confidentiality.

    Demonstrates Trust Values


    • Proud to CARE

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Chesterfield Royal Hospital



    S44 5BL

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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