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Children's Community Nurse

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Newton Drive
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a children's nurse to join the children's community nursing team on a permanent fulltime /part time contract . The Childrens Community team work with children and young people at home, special schools and other community settings. They provide nursing care, support and education to children and families with a variety of medical conditions and complex needs.

Main duties of the job

The applicant must be dynamic, dedicated, self-motivated, and able to work well independently but also within a team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential for the role as the successful candidate will deal with children, young people and families and the wider multidisciplinary team in the community. As a band 5 nurse the applicant will be expected to deputise for band 6 nurses when necessary and supervise junior members of staff.

The post holder will be based at Newton Drive Health Centre located close to Blackpool Teaching Hospital . They can expect to be well supported via various routes including Trust induction, local team induction programme, clinical supervision, and Team meetings, Appraisal / Personal Development Review / Personal Development Plan etc.

They will need to be a car driver to enable them to undertake the essential travel within this role.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire and operates within a regional health economy catchment area that spans Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Trust are a large, integrated provider of acute and community services to the 445,000 population of the Fylde coast health economy and provide urgent and emergency care services to around 18 million people who visit Blackpool every year.

We provide specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across this region and host the National Artificial Eye Service, which provides services across England.

With patients and families at the heart of all we do, we are committed to creating a culture that empowers our staff and inspires us all to deliver first class clinical care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical care and treatments of children and young people as part of the Childrens community nursing team

The children and young peoples needs are paramount and nursing support to the child or young person will be delivered by the team wherever that child or young person is, working in home, and school settings for all children and young people aged 0 19 years.

The post holder will be flexible with their hours to provide support before school and in the evening, including contributing towards a 24/7 palliative care service. They will assist in the implementation and lead of clinical areas, ensuring that areas of practice are evidence based, effective and meet any quality guidelines eg NICE.

Working within and adhering to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code and standards of practice, including evidence portfolio for revalidation purposes.

Communicating effectively, and working collaboratively with clinical colleagues and external agencies to ensure the delivery of a coordinated, multidisciplinary and multi-agency service.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RSCN / Child Branch
  • Paediatric Life Support training maintained and up to date


  • Mentorship
  • Teaching & Assessing Qualification



  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the role of team within a community/acute setting
  • Experience of working autonomously, delivering patient care
  • Experience of liaison with different agencies
  • Evidence of at least one clinical area of interest to develop with the team


  • Administration and Management of intravenous devices eg central lines, portacaths
  • Experience of children's community services



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to teach children, families and multi-disciplinary teams about the care of a child in the community and hospital
  • Computer literate
  • Teaching skills
  • Ability to work with colleagues across health, education and social care settings



  • Evidence of professional updating
  • Clear understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Up to date knowledge regarding national / local guidelines in relation to Children's Services
  • Knowledge of SEND legislation



  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to work within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Flexible attitude to ways and hours of working across 7 day week and 24/7 operation as service needs require
  • Car driver / owner

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool Newton Drive


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