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Specialist Nurse for Looked after Children

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our dedicated Looked after Children's nursing team within Brent. We are an integrated team working with a range of providers to include professionals from education, social care, and health.

The post holder will be responsible for a caseload of looked after children and young people. It is expected that the post holder will autonomously undertake direct specialist clinical work including carrying out statutory health assessment reviews on Looked after Children. Ability to formulate reports with recommended care plans for each case is essential. You will also be delivering training to foster carers and other health and social care professionals. An interest and knowledge of looked after children and young people are essential.

Main duties of the job

Experience of safeguarding and multi-agency working is also key to the role. The team also take responsibility for children placed out of borough. This includes undertaking the health assessment and/or liaison with other agencies and services, coordinating effective care and acting as an advocate where necessary.

The post holder will provide expertise and demonstrate sophisticated clinical skills to work directly with vulnerable children and adolescents from a background of trauma and/or neglect.

You will be joining an award-winning team who are dedicated to providing excellent health care to Looked after Children. We are committed to achieving high standards and developing this specialist area of nursing and our team.

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.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To liaise closely with the Named Nurse for Children in Care, to ensure structures, processes and policies are in place to plan, manage and monitor the delivery of effective health care to all children who are looked after.
  • To carry out direct specialist clinical work including carrying our health reviews, identifying unmet need, and ensuring Statutory Health Assessments are conducted.
  • Formulate reports for each case with recommended care plans.
  • The post holder will contribute to the support and training of Carers and multi-disciplinary/multi-agency teams.
  • To be responsible for targeted group and individual health promotion to Children in Care to improve health outcomes and ensure the participation of children and young people in developing services to meet their needs.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current UK NMC registration
  • Educated to degree level in nursing or health related field or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years post registration experience working in the acute sector or in the community
  • Post qualification degree in health visiting or other health related subject



  • Working with children, ? Adolescents and families in a range of health settings
  • Teaching groups and individuals
  • Working with other agencies statutory and voluntary
  • Experience of working with Children in Care or a sound understanding
  • Working in a multicultural setting
  • Consultation with young people

Skills & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of clinical governance as it applies to Child Protection ? Knowledge of risk management ? Knowledge of current relevant research findings in children's health
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to make sound judgments. ? Good Organisational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to develop and monitor standards of Practice by use of audit and research
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • IT literate including the ability to use excel and interpret data
  • Knowledge of local authority policy and practice including Children in Need
  • Knowledge of the Children Act Working Together, All London Procedures
  • Understanding of health issues affecting children and adolescents
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills one to one and group situations
  • Ability to secure health information from relevant health/ specialists to inform the process of assessment ? Ability to formulate Review Health Assessment reports



  • Committed to the development of excellent services focusing on improved outcomes for children and young people in Care
  • Mutual respect always treating others with courtesy and respect
  • Share information and good practice appropriately ? Takes responsibility for own actions
  • Promotes team working ? Able to travel outside of London

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Sudbury Primary Care Centre - HA0 3HG



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