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Senior Community Childrens Nurse

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year The salary will be pro-rata for part time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking to appoint 2 highly skilled, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking Senior Community Children's Nurses to our Community Children's Nursing (CCN) team.

Our established, passionate, and dedicated CCN team work collaboratively with children, young people, families, and the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure care is provided as close to home as possible. We provide high quality and holistic, family centred care to children and young people (CYP) with a nursing need across the Southampton and west Hampshire area including those with.

*Acute and short-term conditions

*Long term conditions

*Disabilities, complex conditions, those requiring continuing care and neonates.

*Life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including those requiring palliative and end of life care.

We are looking to recruit 2 Registered Children's Nurses who have undertaken or willing to undertake a Specialist Practitioner qualification in CCN. The candidate will ideally have community experience and confidence in managing a caseload. As a Senior CCN you will have the opportunity to shape and lead our responsive service as it continually adapts to the ever-changing needs of the families. Having a key role in leading care plans, training, and multi-disciplinary liaison for CYP with a range of needs within their home, school, and wider community.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage a caseload. Provide specialised, high quality skilled nursing care, considering the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of the child with nursing care needs. This will include those with complex health care needs, palliative care needs, life-limiting illnesses and children dependant on technology (and those requiring short term support). This requires developing, implementing and evaluating individualised programmes of care.
  • Support the management of the integrated acute and community care pathways for children with short term conditions
  • Provide supervision and monitoring of junior staff with support of team leader.
  • Work with families to provide emotional support and specialist clinical care, sensitive to the changing and on-going needs of the child, siblings, parents and other carers.
  • Teach families/carers to carry out specific complex nursing care and procedures which enables them to feel confident and competent in caring for the child.
  • Participate in the administration of medicines including intravenous therapy and cytotoxic drugs, in partnership with pharmacy colleagues. Be aware of current drugs/therapies in the treatment of pain and other symptoms. This requires specialist knowledge of children's palliative care issues and symptom management.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc Nursing or RN in Child or Learning Disability Nursing and currently registered with NMC
  • Post registration, specialist training relevant to speciality
  • CCN Specialist Practitioner Qualification or willingness to complete within 2 years of being appointed
  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. Mentorship/ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Practice assessor/supervisor



  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

Additional Criteria


  • Clinically competent at Band 6 level
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, ability to receive and provide complex information which may be sensitive, contentious, where persuasive negotiation may be required and there could be barriers to understanding
  • Ability to work autonomously prioritise workload, instruct and direct others, work is managed rather than supervised works within clear code of practice
  • Problem solving skills
  • Advocacy skills
  • Teaching, supervision and assessing skills
  • Dexterity required for intravenous and intramuscular injections, inserting catheters, setting up syringe drivers, removal of sutures, wound management
  • Assess patient/clients plan develop/implement programmes of care conditions, using judgement when assessing /evaluating patients' conditions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support development of others
  • There is a frequent requirement for physical effort manoeuvring patient and moving equipment
  • Frequent need to deal with managing emotional issues
  • Ability to adapt to change within work situation
  • There is a frequent requirement to manage unpleasant working conditions i.e. body fluids
  • Understanding of the health needs of people in their care and health promotion
  • Understanding of a range of clinical approaches
  • Awareness of research and evidence-based practice relevant to clinical area
  • Articulate and knowledgeable of current professional nursing issues
  • Knowledge of health promotion

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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