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Children's Complex Needs Nurse

Employer
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Location
Kempston, Bedford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Are you a highly experienced, organised, motivated nurse looking for challenge as a band 6?

If so Bedfordshire and Luton Community Health Services would like to hear from you.

You will be responsible for day to day case management of non-registered staff ensuring delivery of individualised patient care, through holistic assessment, care planning and evaluation of care to achieve positive health outcomes for our unique and complex children.

You will ensure that all young people receive health care promoting a valued lifestyle, supporting independence where possible so they can attend nursery/school /community settings encouraging them to reach their full potential.

The successful applicant will be/have:

Experience in case management

Sense of humour

The ability to work in a team

Excellent organisational and leadership skills

Flexibility

(We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible)

Main duties of the job

To assess, implement, deliver and evaluate programmes of nursing care to children and young people adopting a flexible holistic approach to meeting individual needs. Supporting children / young people and their families in meeting identified health needs, either in the family home, or other community settings as appropriate, in collaboration with other multi agency providers across BLMK.

To plan and deliver evidence based skilled nursing care to children on the CCCT caseload. Be able to write comprehensive care plans.

Work in partnership with children, families and carers to provide the optimum individualised care in the most appropriate settings.

Co-ordinate service provision for Children's Continuing Care Team across both Bedfordshire and Luton.

You will help to ensure that policy and practice is developed and delivered in line with Trust and national best practice standards.

You will deliver planned teaching and assessment of competence for families, nurses, and non-registered professionals. You will provide the mentorship and supervision of student nurses, Preceptorship of Staff Members, and mentor Student Nurses,

You will line manage qualified/non-registered staff, Act as a role model to junior staff members including undertaking the assessment of clinical competencies, this could occur day or night across our 7 day service.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To assess, implement, deliver and evaluate programmes of nursing care to children and young people adopting a flexible holistic approach to meeting individual needs. Supporting children / young people and their families in meeting identified health needs, either in the family home, or other community settings as appropriate, in collaboration with other multi agency providers across BLMK.

Planning need to be able to plan and deliver evidence based skilled nursing care to children on the CCCT caseload. Be able to write comprehensive care plans.

Patient contact work in partnership with children, families and carers to provide the optimum individualised care in the most appropriate settings.

Co-ordinate service provision for Childrens Continuing Care Team.

You will be actively involved in practice developments and training. You will ensure that all the young people receive health care promoting a valued lifestyle, supporting independence where possible.

You will help to ensure that policy and practice is developed and delivered in line with Trust and national best practice standards. The post holder will have a key role in influencing the development of specialist nursing care by sharing up-to-date knowledge and skills.

You will deliver planned teaching and assessment of competence for families, nurses, and non-registered professionals. You will provide the mentorship and supervision of student nurses, Preceptorship of Staff Members, and mentor Student Nurses. Supervision of unqualified staff, including safeguarding supervision, this could occur day or night across our 7 day service.

You will line manage qualified/non-registered staff, Act as a role model to junior staff members including undertaking the assessment of clinical competencies.

You may be exposed to verbal and physical aggression of the young people and their families and to be able to demonstrate negotiation skills in the management of conflict across a range of situations.

To be responsible for attending all mandatory and statutory training and ensuring you remain in date with all that is required.

Participate in peer supervision and education sessions. Develop and contribute to a specialist area of expertise within peer review and reflective practice as part of your professional development.

Ensure health records are maintained and compliant with Trust policy and keep accurate, legible, contemporaneous records and written reports as required.

Report any concerns re child and adult safeguarding through the appropriate routes as per CCS guidance.

Attend health reviews if requested. Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of care and in consultation with the MDT to adjust where appropriate .

Commitment to the Trust objectives.

Policy development to participate proactively with the Team Lead to develop and improve the service. To update guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures as required.

Perform aseptic non-touch technique procedures in community settings.

Communication and Working Relationships

The post holder will have the ability to use excellent communication skills to establish how the health needs of children can be met by having a good understanding of child development in both health and ill health to enable the child to achieve optimum life opportunities.

Communicates sensitive information concerning the childs condition to parents/carers and young person which requires persuasive and reassuring skills.

The post holder is directly responsible to the team manager and works in close liaison with the medical team, admin team and CCN team.

Provide, receive and understand complex, sensitive information relating to young people with a range of complex health needs and physical disability who frequently have life threatening and life limiting conditions.

Work collaboratively with team members, team manager and other professionals at CCS to promote and ensure high standards of professional and clinical practice drawing on national best practice and Trust policy.

Promote partnership working developing open and honest communication pathways with other professional teams notably hospital, social services, education and community services. This may include dieticians, GPs, Paediatricians, local and tertiary hospitals, education staff, and special needs school nurses.

Able to communicate effectively using appropriate communication methods recognising barriers to communication

Actively listen to parents/carers, children and young people and respond appropriately ensuring an empathetic approach is maintained.

Seeking guidance and support from other professionals where needed. Know your limitations and know when to ask for support.

Report and escalate as necessary any safeguarding or patient safety concerns for the young people.

Attend and contribute to, team meetings, multi-disciplinary meetings, health reviews, assessments and other meetings as required by the team manager.

Communicates in a way that keeps to the relevant Trust procedures and legislation such as data protection and confidentiality a sound understanding of clinical governance and clinical risk.

Budgetary Responsibility

Aware of service budget and supports Team Leader to stay within budget.

Collects and reports relevant budgetary information as required.

Human Resources

Maintaining own personal development and requirement to take part in appraisal process.

Participate in co-ordination of staff and their workload.

Help others to develop in a way that keeps to legislation and Trust procedures.

Maintaining own professional development and validation process.

Requirement to take part in appraisal and Knowledge and Skills Framework process.

Carries out 1:1s and appraisals for other members of the team.

Manages staff performance and sickness absence.

Management of challenging behaviours.

Research & Development

Participate in service audits, including service user and staff surveys and inform team of these outcomes. Dealing with complaints and compliments and escalate in accordance with Trust policy.

Participate in service development and make agreed changes to role and duties as required.

Clinical and Practice Governance

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.

The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes

The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures of the trust.

It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC, and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.

To receive and participate in child protection supervision provided by qualified staff.

To identify training needs and participate in personal appraisal, objective setting and review.

Participate in approved research projects as appropriate.

Participate in Team Development Days.

The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required.

Provide patients and their families /carers with information on standards they should expect from the team.

Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required.

Provide patients and their families /carers with information on standards they should expect from the team.Participate in clinical and safeguarding supervision on a regular basis

The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous registration on the Nursing Midwifery Council Register
  • RSCN, RN Child Branch, Learning Disability Nurse or RGN with paediatric experience.
  • Teaching and education qualification or equivalent (MSPP)


Desirable

  • Specialist Community Practice degree
  • Independent Prescriber


Experience

Essential

  • Experience and knowledge of working in the community supporting children with complex health needs with a wide range of conditions
  • Understanding of Community Nursing and experience of clinical assessment.
  • Experience of multi-agency working.
  • Evidence of relevant post registration experience.
  • Ability to be innovative and resourceful, acting in a non-judgmental way at all times with families to ensure that the needs of the child /young person are met safely, at an appropriate level and in a timely fashion, responding to changing need and improving outcomes for children and young people.
  • Mentoring and assessment of competence for both registered and non-registered team members.
  • Teaching and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of audit and research and implementing evidence based theory in practice.
  • Awareness of: Risk assessment, Legal issues, Health and Safety issues
  • Experience of teaching others
  • Evidence of Professional Development


Desirable

  • Evidence of relevant post registration experience
  • Management/leadership experience
  • Experience of working with other agencies on delivery national health promotion guidelines.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children with complex needs/disabilities
  • Palliative care experience
  • Quality/Audit initiatives


Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with a range of people on a range of matters in a form that is appropriate to them and the situation.
  • Supervisory Skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop effective working relationships with children and families.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently under own initiative.
  • Demonstrates a range of technology dependent clinical skills e.g. tracheostomy and gastrostomy care, long term ventilation experience
  • Experience of assessing the competency of others in the delivery of care as set out in an agreed care plan.
  • Ability to develop care programmes using clinical assessment skills to support this process.


Desirable

  • Advanced Communication Skills course.
  • CAKES course.
  • Experience of high dependency nursing.


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Address

Woburn Court

Railton Road

Kempsto
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

448-BCHS-6134628-A

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