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Looked After Children's Nurse - Band 6

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Part time Children Looked After Nurse - Band 6

22.5 hours per week, permanent role

Please note you may be required to take part in a young persons interview panel as part of this application.

A vacancy has arisen due to retirement within our service for an experienced Nurse. This role offers a valuable opportunity to be part of an innovative service, develop your professional expertise and make a difference where it matters.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and experienced Children's Nurse or Public Health Practitioner to join our Children Looked After team in Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Directly support Children Looked After (CLA) and those leaving care to reach their full potential by accessing the best possible health outcomes.

Ensure Children Looked After receive timely, child & young person focussed assessments and interventions in line with Statutory Guidance, as part of a caseload covering 0-18.

Support the Named and Specialist CLA Nurses in ensuring Children Looked After receive appropriate assessments and health provision when they are placed Out Of City (OOC) and are placed In To City (ITC)

Support the Named and Specialist CLA professionals, in providing a needs-led, outcomes focussed, accessible health offer to CLA CYP.

To provide training and support including the provision of specialist advice to Coventry community professionals in relation to improving the health and well-being outcomes of Children Looked After (CLA).

Undertake audit for internally & externally provided health assessments as required, as part of the delegated roles within the CLA team.

About us

This role offers a valuable opportunity to be part of an excellent team, develop your professional expertise and make a difference where it matters. CQC rated our Children's Services as good overall and outstanding for care. Please visit the CQC website for further information.

The successful candidate will be supported in the role by a clinical education team and clinical nurse specialists as well as the operational management team. You will benefit from ongoing professional development as well as support via clinical and managerial supervision.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

The role of the Children Looked After Nurse is to work with other Health and Social Care services to support specialist health care delivery within a multi-professional Children Looked After team. We are looking for an experienced practitioner who will act on behalf of, and work with, Children Looked After & young people to promote their best health outcomes.

Clinically, you will be expected to manage a delegated case load, conducting statutory Review Health Assessments (RHAs) and generating Looked After Care Leavers Health Summaries for Children Looked After living inside and outside Coventry. You will also act as a point of contact for professional liaison and consultation.

You will be expected to work within the local specification and national guidance to respond to Children Looked After and young people, their Foster Carers and others supporting them. You may be required to travel across the country to engage with Coventrys Children Looked After who are placed out of city, occasionally.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First level nurse /midwife qualification and registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • Evidence of on-going commitment to training
  • Specialist qualification: School Nurse/Public Health Practitioner, Health Visiting or relevant Public Health field


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Sound knowledge and application of Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct and Scope of Practice
  • Ability to assess, plan implement and evaluate programmes of quality care for highly complex & vulnerable children & young people
  • An understanding of Working Together to Safeguard Children and other supporting legislation / guidance
  • Ability to work with CYP from diverse cultures, Asylum Seekers & those who are 'Hard To Reach'
  • Works at Level 4 Intercollegiate guidance (Roles & Competencies for Health Staff 2020)
  • Information Technology (IT) skills


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable post qualification experience of working with children & young people in a range of settings
  • Working with highly vulnerable children & young people
  • Carrying out complex assessments of a CYP's development and identifying where further investigation, assessment or escalation may be required
  • Formulating complex care planning & intervention, directing other professionals to support achievement of the CYP's outcomes
  • Working in partnership with vulnerable children & young people
  • Multi-agency liaison & collaboration, with respect to complex children's cases
  • Able to demonstrate relevant effective learning from previous experience


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate compassionate care for this client group
  • Must be able to exercise initiative
  • Must hold current driving licence and be a car user
  • Must be able to work flexibly to address the needs of the service including working out of hours and in areas beyond Coventry (that may require overnight stays occasionally)


Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Address

City Of Coventry Health Centre

Stoney Stanton Road

Coventry

CV1 4FS

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444-6194248-BL

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