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Children's Community Nurse (Band 5)

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
There are exciting opportunities to join our friendly and dynamic Children's Community nursing team as a Band 5 delivering family centred nursing care to children with acute, complex and unstable long-term/palliative care, providing a 7 day service to children living in Croydon and supporting end of life care.Are you an enthusiastic, motivated qualified nurse (or qualifying soon) or are you an experienced Band 5 with aspirations to become a Band 6 caseload holder? We are ready to invest in develop you as community nurse within our team. You will be well supported by your colleagues and our practice education team to develop your skills and competencies. You will have your own bespoke workplan as you progress towards autonomous practice or promotion. This may include spending protected time within special schools, Rainbow children's unit or with our specialist nurses to build on and gain additional experience and competencies.

Main duties of the job

The team works in partnership with health and social care organisations reducing the need for hospital intervention. As a Band 5 you will be working alongside and under the guidance of senior colleagues working within specific competencies to provide care in Children and Young peoples homes
You will be supported by our practice education team- this is a great time to join us in Croydon with Rainbowintergrated unitrecently opening in Croydon University Hospital andour special school nursing team about to expand - you will have many opportunities for personal and professional development.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training. Croydon University Hospital plays an active role in training the clinicians of the future and works in partnership with major London universities

If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As above and as per attached Job Description and Person Specification (please see attached) . Please also contact the Appointing Team for more information.

Car driver and own car preferred but there may be flexibility so please contact us.

Interview date: TBC

Person Specification



  • RSCN/Child Branch / RN Child
  • Current NMC registration


  • ENB 998 /Mentorship for professional practise
  • Evidence of study at diploma or degree level
  • Post registration qualification



  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and ability to work with others to address. Evidence of professional updating
  • Evidence of professional updating
  • Knowledge and awareness of contemporary issues in community children's nursing
  • Awareness of current Safeguarding issues


  • Knowledge of primary healthcare team



  • Current experience of working in acute children's nursing


  • Experience of working in community nursing
  • Discharge planning experience

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust


Croydon Health Services

530 London Road



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