Community Nurse Specialist for children (Refugee and Asylum)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
4 Dec 2023
The Health Inclusion Team (HIT) works across Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham to provide a multidisciplinary service for clients who are marginalized and have difficulty accessing primary and secondary care services (e.g. refugees and asylum seekers, homeless clients, and clients with addictions). The nurses have a broad range of advanced clinical skills and work autonomously in clinics in non-NHS sites, so have to be competent and safe in their clinical decision-making. We currently have a vacancy for a Band 6 Community children's Nurse Specialist covering families and children in the Asylum Seekers Hotel service. The Hotel Team is a multidisciplinary team, in-reaching into the hotels and offering core health assessments, minor aliment treatments, responding to immediate needs, and linking the residents into primary and secondary care. The team has been established for one year and have already established themselves as an award-winning team. As a member of the team, you will be delivering a direct service in the hotels. The families/children can have complex health and social care issues, so you must have an understanding of their health needs and be confident when managing risk and safeguarding.

Closing date: 04/12/2023

Interview date: 14/12/2023

Main duties of the job

The Health Inclusion Team works across Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham to provide a high quality comprehensive specialist nurse service for clients who have difficulty accessing primary care services e.g. refugees and asylum seekers, homeless clients, and clients with addictions and high users of A& E. The Health Inclusion Team aims to assist these clients to access mainstream health services.

Key services provided are:
  • Assistance with GP registration,
  • Children's Health screening (i.e. TB, blood borne virus screening, sexual health screening, baseline routine blood tests)
  • Comprehensive health assessment
  • Minor illness / injury management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Harm reduction work
  • Wound care
  • Case management of complex clients
  • Referral to other services as appropriate

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will run health screening clinics independently and jointly with other team members.

The post holder will be covering accommodation for asylum seekers who are housed in the hotels for asylum seekers and bridging hotels for resettlement families and individuals and refugee services.

Please see the Job description for full details.

Person Specification

Previous experience


  • oPrevious post registration experience of working with marginalised groups
  • oExperience of outreach and health promotion
  • oSignificant post qualification experience of working in the community, and demonstrable experience of interagency and collaborative working
  • oExperience of working with children


  • oWorking with refugees/vulnerable groups
  • oExperience of working under PGDs

Trust Values


  • Trust values & behaviours

Skills & Additional Information


  • oComputer literate and confident in using a range of technology and applications
  • oWillingness to develop as a Refugee Nurse Specialist and actively plans for own personal development



  • oEvidence of professional/clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical, managerial training and CPD Mentorship Course
  • oRegistered General Nurse (RN) (with relevant experience)/RN8: Children's nurse, level 1/RNC Children's nurse, level 1


  • oAdvanced assessment / Minor ailments course
  • oENB 998 / Mentorship qualification
  • oPaediatric minor illness course

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Gracefield Gardens HC

2-8 Gracefield Gardens, Streatham


SW16 2ST

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