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Children's Community Nurse

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
Band 5 - Children's Community Nurse

The Children's Community Nursing Team is integral to the Ambulatory Model that is offered and delivered within the Tameside and Glossop locality. The team accepts direct referrals from the emergency department, children's observation and assessment unit, children's ward and local GP's working hard to facilitate early discharge from hospital in addition to providing a rapid response service to prevent unnecessary hospital attendance/admission.

The Children's Community Nursing Team provides nurse-led clinics to ensure that children and young people with non-acute conditions receive a service that is close to home.

You must be a registered children's nurse and have extensive clinical knowledge and skills in caring for children and young people with a variety of needs in acute services to enable you to practice autonomously and use your clinical decision making skills.

Experience of working within the community setting is desirable. You should have excellent inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to demonstrate sound theoretical evidence based knowledge.

You should be committed to the delivery of high standards of care, and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The role includes a large amount of lone working and as such we have robust policies in place to safeguard individual Children's Community Nurses.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individual to join our Children's Community Nursing Team.

You will be working within an established and experienced team and will be involved in the provision of and support the delivery of skilled paediatric care to children and young people with acute/long term conditions and palliative/end of life care.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage a client caseload, under supervision, ensuring continuity of a high standard of evidence based nursing care, from diagnosis and throughout treatment
  • Using autonomous judgement and liaising with the Band Six / Team Manager and Hot Week Consultant as appropriate, nurse children with acute and chronic conditions in the community setting in accordance with clinical protocols and guidelines. To use own clinical judgement to recognise acute exacerbations of illness and to initiate appropriate nursing interventions prior to medical input being available, including the use of Patient Group Directions to adjust medication accordingly.
  • Using autonomous judgement and liaising with the Team Coordinator, Team Managers and Hot Week Consultant as appropriate to provide care to a changing caseload of children. Identifying when the childs condition warrants discharge from the service.
  • To follow up patients as appropriate and ensure all relevant information is available to enable children, young people and families to make an informed choice about their treatment and care.
  • To work with ward/clinic/O& A and Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the Emergency department to ensure the provision of high quality evidence based nursing care for children and young people, and that this is accurately communicated and documented.
  • To ensure that each child is assessed, and their care planned, implemented and evaluated in negotiation with the family and other staff caring for the child
  • To work in collaboration with professional colleagues and other agencies to ensure seamless care delivery.
  • To provide information, clinical advice and support to children and families with chronic conditions such as asthma, eczema and constipation
  • To actively involve children, young people and families in providing feedback of their experience of the current service and suggestions for improvements.
  • To participate in the childrens community nurse led clinics as rostered.
  • To follow Trust safeguarding procedures and ensure any safeguarding concerns are escalated appropriately.
  • To undertake community/home visits to children and families with other healthcare professionals from acute/community teams, if required
  • To contribute positively to the Childrens Community Nursing Team, acting as an effective role model.

Person Specification

CCN Band 5


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Children)
  • Relevant experience at Band 5 in an acute setting
  • Portfolio of evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Able to articulate personal development needs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of audit/research recommendations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of involvement in change management
  • Car driver
  • Good attendance
  • Awareness of safeguarding procedures
  • Flexibility


  • Children's Community Specialist Practitioner/Children's Community Diploma
  • Clinical skills qualification
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Experience of working in a Community setting

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside and Glossop ICFT

Fountain Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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