The postholder will work within the Children's Community Nursing Team, visiting children in the community with a wide range of conditions, with the aim of reducing hospital admissions and attendances. The role will include nursing care, training, and supporting families, and supporting and mentoring student nurses.
The team provides a service to children and young people aged 0 - 18 years, and works across the 3 London Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster. The team works closely with colleagues in Primary Care, hospitals, social services and education.
This post is for 37.5 hours per week, which will be worked flexibly over 7 days a week. This post offers a great opportunity for a qualified children's nurse to develop skills and experience in community nursing. The organisation is supportive of training needs and there is an excellent mandatory training and education programme. You will also receive regular clinical supervision and safeguarding supervision.
You will need to be passionate about children's nursing, enjoy working as a team as well as being an autonomous practitioner.Main duties of the job
To work as part of the Children's Community Nursing Team, providing nursing care primarily within a child's home, school and nursery, ensuring the delivery of evidenced based care to children and their families or carers, in conjunction with the Children's Community Team Leads.About us
Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities. Person SpecificationEducation/QualificationEssential
- to participate in the assessment, planning and provision of skilled nursing care in negotiation with the child and family, in conjunction with the Childrens Community Team Leads
- to provide skilled, effective, evidenced based nursing care for children with complex care needs including technology dependent such as tracheostomy care and central venous access.
- to provide skilled, effective, evidenced based nursing care for children with a variety of nursing needs, such as enteral feeding, and intra-venous antibiotic administration.
- to work in a collaborative manner with other agencies to ensure a seamless delivery of care to families
- to provide information and support to facilitate the childs and familys own choices with regards to nursing care
- to empower parents/carers to enable them to safely care for their child within the community environment, through education, support and risk assessment.
- to maintain accurate, systematic and timely record keeping including recording of clinical data.
- to promote Health Education as an integrated aspect of care delivery
- to ensure safe handling of body fluids and contaminated sharps in personal practice
- to work as an autonomous and lone practitioner with the support of CCN Team Leads
- to participate in 24 hour on call rota when a child is receiving end of life care at home
- RGN / RSCN / RN(Child)
- NMC Registration
- Teaching Experience
- Evidence of post registration education and training
- Experience of teaching
- Experience of working with students
- Experience of working with multiprofessional team
- Knowledge of positive aspects of community nursing
Skills and KnowledgeEssential
- Minimum 1 years post registration nursing experience
- Knowledge of Nursing and Midwifery Council Code
- Knowledge and experience of Personal Development Planning
- Knowledge and demonstration of the use of Evidenced Based Care
- Knowledge of equal opportunities and their impact in practice
- Ability to work within a team
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to assess a situation and implement an appropriate plan of care
- Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
- Ability to respond appropriately to change
- I.T. skills
- Knowledge and experience of Clinical
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to carry out the duties of the post with or without adaptations
Central London Community Health TrustAddress
The Medical Centre
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