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Children's Community Nurse and Team Leader

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024
The post holder will take delegated responsibility for leading and co-ordinating the day-to- day work of the Care Team to deliver our Community Based Palliative Nursing Care Service to families caring for children and young people with life limiting, and life threatening diagnosis including the provision of end of life care, across the geographical area served by the service. The service operates within Service Delivery hours 08:00-20:00, including weekend, bank holiday & overnight on call for 24/7 end of Life care.

The post holder will provide skilled holistic nursing care and advice to children and young people on the caseload who have complex medical needs and their families, and will be responsible for the planning, implementation and the evaluation of individualised care. A Key component of this role will be to support the Nursing Lead, Jessie May Director of Care and UHBW Matron for Jessie May with Leadership of the Jessie May Care Team in the operational and clinical delivery of the 24/7 End of Life Project across BNSSG.

The post holder will be skilled in communicating, establishing and maintaining good relationships with the children and families on the caseload, staff and work effectively with primary healthcare teams / healthcare providers, social services, education and other disciplines.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead and co-ordinate the day-to-day provision of care to the children and their families on the caseload.
  • Provide support and supervision to staff and students in the Jessie May Care Team.
  • Act up for the Nursing Lead in his\her absence as required.
  • To deliver and lead the team to provide a high standard of individualised holistic care and support to children and their families, promoting empowerment, advocacy and partnership.
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the primary healthcare team and any other agencies involved in the care
  • Maintain personal NMC Registration being professionally accountable recognising own limitations of work and practice within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of taking the lead in supporting staff within their role
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of needs assessment\care planning of complex needs
  • Experience of working in the community


  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of developing and promoting a service to a new geographical area

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to organise and prioritise own eam's workload
  • Up-to-date knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Ability to manage\mentor staff and students as required
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding policies
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide care to Children and Young People with Life Threatening, & Life limiting conditions including delivery of End of Life Care and support
  • Committed, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Able to work flexibly according to service needs
  • Excellent time-keeping
  • Maintaining accurate records whilst demonstrating attention to detail
  • Car Driver, mobile across the geographical area served & Business insurance for work related activity
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Awareness of professional accountability

Qualificaitons and Training


  • RSCN\RN (Child)
  • Educated to Diploma or Degree level or working towards this


  • Community Children's Nursing qualification
  • Leadership or Management qualification
  • Children's Palliative Care qualification

Behaviours and Values


  • Flexible and adaptable in high pressure environment
  • Focuses on achieving results to high quality in a timely and cost effective way
  • Ability to develop staff through mentoring / clinical supervision
  • Evidence of personal insight and sound judgement
  • Professional credibility
  • Commitment to the values of UHBW and Jessie May

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Jessie May

35 Old School House, Kingswood Estate, Britannia Road


BS15 8DB

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