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Senior Community Children's & Hospital at Home Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

Are you a passionate, energetic and an experienced Community Children's Nurse?

An exciting opportunity has become available for a full time children's nurse to work within the Bexley and Greenwich Community Children's Nursing and integrated Hospital at Home Team.

The post holder will be a children's nurse with extensive knowledge and experience of working within the community, thus being an exceptional role model and able to demonstrate evidence of up to date academic development post registration.

The Community Children's Nursing team is an established, motivated team and a highly valued service within the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich having well embedded and close links with the local acute and tertiary hospitals.

The team is community based and provides a seven day service from 08.00 to 20:30, there is also an on-call provision for our Continuing Care service and end of life, of which you will be required to participate.

The post holder will be responsible for participating within the development and implementation of practice within the CCNT, ensuring evidence based practice is being delivered. The post holder will be required to work closely with the Integrated Children's Nursing Team and Children's Continuing Care Team.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of evidenced based nursing care for children and young people with the following conditions: acute and long term conditions, children with disabilities and complex conditions including those requiring palliative and end of life care. To provide clear visible leadership and professional clinical expertise to the Band 6 Children's Community Nurses in the whole team to ensure every aspect of the child and family's experience is delivered in a safe, efficient and evidence based manner.

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team with Paediatricians and GPs providing support, advice and care co-ordination for children, young people and families in the management of their holistic needs. The post holder will be involved in scoping and implementing acute pathways between the acute hospital and community and between GPs and the community.

To be a resource offering education and support to families, other community services schools and voluntary organisations to ensure continuity and equity of service to all patients.

To manage and supervise the work of Band 6 Children's Community Nurses in the and Hospital at Home service, allocating work and overseeing case management.

To cover for colleagues/caseload as required.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further detailed information relating to the role and responsibilities can be found in the attached supporting documentation.

Person Specification



  • RSCN or RN Child Degree Level
  • Evidence of successful completion of relevant, specialist courses equivalent to Master's degree
  • Practice Assessor qualification


  • Nurse prescriber qualification



  • Extensive post registration experience of working autonomously gained through previous working with children and families in the community environment
  • Meets experience criteria as per personal specification


  • Demonstrate service development experience

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Leadership skills


  • Experience working with children with complex needs/community

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Acorns, Queen Marys Hospital

Frognal Avenue


DA14 6LT

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