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Senior Specialist Nurse Neurodevelopment

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Bexhill on Sea
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team who are driving forward a new vision. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to support jointly in the leadership of our growing and evolving service in delivering a high quality, evidence-based approach in response to and management of the needs of children identified with a developmental or behavioural concern.

The team and service is currently growing to meet local demand and in line with service and skill development plans. We are focussing on developing the skills and knowledge of our Neurodevelopmental Specialist Nurses to allow them to work autonomously and within the wider MDT. The junior members of the nursing team need leadership support in developing skills and knowledge to support service users. The ambition is that the nursing team will support families whist on the pathway and also be involved in diagnostic, treatment delivery and plans.

We are focussed on development and for the right person there are lots of opportunities to develop. We can support leadership and clinical opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The individuals will be required to contribute to the role of a team covering a large geographical area, delivering elements of our Community Paediatric Service, which may involve working from different locations within the county and area of service provision.

The successful applicant will work as part of a cross county, multidisciplinary team, currently known as Community Paediatrics, (formerly known as The Scott unit) assessing and supporting children and their families aged 0-19 through referral pathway.

Potential applicants would have a solid knowledge of child development and deviations to the normally developing child and be motivated and interested in supporting families to achieve the best potential for their child.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Degree level Registered Nurse Child or LD
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree / post graduate diploma qualification
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development to Masters level or equivalent level of specialist knowledge and experience in child development


  • Public Health qualification
  • Health Education qualification
  • Specialist qualifications in child development
  • Safeguarding children and families experience



  • Experience of working with families and children with additional needs
  • Experience of multi agency working
  • Planning and organising own caseload
  • Experience working with children with learning and/or physical disabilities
  • Experience of managing and supporting staff


  • Experience of group and one to one teaching
  • Ability to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of current government and local targets and how these translate into local practice
  • Recent evidence based practice Experience of Developmental assessment/assessment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Experience working with children with learning and/or physical disabilities
  • Experience in supporting managing challenges with sleep



  • Specialist Knowledge of Child Development, Disabilities, Specific Health related-conditions in Children and their relevant approaches to treatment and management
  • Specialist Knowledge of Relevant Legislation, National Policy and NICE Guidelines and Service availability for Children with Additional Needs


  • Knowledge and application of the Mental Capacity Act, DoLs and other relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of current East Sussex Child and Adult Protection Policies and Procedures
  • Familiarity with Systmone, Big Hand and e-searcher

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Community Paediatrics Park View

Egerton Road

Bexhill on Sea

TN39 3HL

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