This job has expired

Children's Community Nurse (Band 6)

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pro rata pa inc of HCAS
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and dynamic Children's Community nursing team as a Band 6. The post sits within a friendly team that delivers 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 also supports end of life care.

Are you an experienced enthusiastic, motivated band 5 or already in a Band 6 role? Experience of working in the community preferred but not essential - we are interested in the skill set you have that you can bring to our team.

Ultimately we are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Children's nurses. You will be well supported by your colleagues and our practice education team to further develop your skills and competencies. You will have your own bespoke workplan. Obtaining physical assessment skills, a prescribing qualification, and further professional development are all potential areas that can be part of your individual development within this role. The post holder will be an integral part of this well established team whilst also closely working with colleagues across paediatrics within Special Schools (including thePaediatric Neurodisability Nursing Team) our specialist nurses and Croydon University Hospital withinthe Rainbow Children's Unit.

Main duties of the job

This post will work with support from the Band 7 lead within the CHAH team to manage a defined caseload of children and young people coordinating and delivering care in the child's own home. As a team we have strong connections and opportunities for joint working with the Paediatric Neurodisability Nursing Team based within special schools. Together the teams work in partnership ensuring the co-ordination and case management of these Children and Young people to ensure their needs are met. Caseload needs of the Children and young people on your caseload will include care and use of central venous and intravenous devices and pumps,tracheostomy, naso- gastric and gastrostomy tubes, saturation monitors, suction machines, oxygen concentrators and cylinders and ventilators and any other nursing care/procedures. With the support of our practice education team, you will be supported to obtain/maintain competencies. There are opportunities to have protected time working across paediatrics in Croydon to get to know your caseload in acute/school environment, develop or further your clinical skills and to work within the MDT in advocating for your patients.

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. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.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 throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached JD and PS information.

Flexible working patterns are supported within the team - please feel free to make contact to discuss the role and work out if Croydon is your next career move.

For further information on the role , kindly contact Clare Tubridy

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

Interview date: TBC

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work as part of the primary and multidisciplinary healthcare teams
  • Ability to transfer nursing skills from hospital to home setting.



  • RSCN/Child Branch / RN Child
  • Evidence of study at diploma or degree level


  • Post registration qualification 415/405
  • Specialist practitioner Community Children's Nursing qualification

knowledge and understanding


  • Able to demonstrate understanding of professional and personal accountability
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Clinical supervision.
  • Understanding of current child protection policy and procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance.
  • Evidence of professional updating



  • Experience of working in Children's community nursing
  • Recent experience of working in acute children's nursing.
  • Discharge planning experience.
  • Teaching and supervising of parents and colleagues.


  • 3 years + working as Band 5

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust


Croydon Health Services

12-18 Lennard Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert