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Children's Community Nurse

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience £28,407- £42,618
Closing date
22 May 2024
Are you a passionate, innovative and experienced Nurse?

Have you got experience of working with children and young people with acute, short or long term/complex nursing needs?

Want to deliver holistic nursing care within a professional and supportive team?

Keen to develop your leadership skills and influence quality clinical practice?

We have a great opportunity for you to join our Children's Community Nursing (CCN) Team You will be leading holistic assessment, care planning and review of clinical care for children andyoung people with a range of health needs to optimise their health outcomes.

All our CCN's take the lead on an area of community clinical practice e.g. IV's, enteral, palliative care, respiratory, oncology, It is important for you to develop and continually influence good quality practice in the community and with partner organisations.

We recognise it may feel daunting to move into a leadership role in the community setting, where you'll be expected to lead and work independently.

If you are an experienced Band 5 and have therequired clinical skills and leadership experience we would still love to hear from you. We have a successful development programme to support you growing a community career and achieve competencies for the Band 6 role within a year.

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

The post requires the job holder to have excellent communication skills, time management skills,clinical competence to deliver clinical nursing care independently and respond to unexpecteddemands and scenarios in a variety of community settings.

The ability to travel daily during the working day sometimes at short notice is therefore essential.

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

Co-ordinates the day-to-day provision of the CCN caseload, ensuring patients needs are met, new referrals triaged in a timely manner and workload allocated according to need.

To undertake clinical assessments, implement, deliver, and evaluate nursing care for children and young people within a defined caseload in clinics, patients homes, schools or other appropriate community settings.

To deliver skilled clinical nursing care which may include administration of Intravenous therapy, injections, syringe pumps, blood taking via central venous access devices, wound care, nursing support for all types of enteral feeding tubes, tracheostomy care, bowel and bladder devices.

Using a case-co-ordination approach support families to understand and manage their childs condition safely at home and in collaboration with multi-agency providers to ensure the childs aspirations and health needs are central to decision making and maximise their opportunitiesto develop.

To provide patient/parent/carer training and assessment of competence.

To assist in the discharge planning process of a childs transfer from hospital to home to identify clinical care and support that can be safely delivered in the community.

To act as a signpost for families enabling them to access support from a range of statutory and voluntary organisations.

If you have a non-medical prescribing qualification, you will be expected to practice as a prescriber as part of this role.

To ensure that clinical guidelines and electronic patient record systems are evidence based and maintain clinical effectiveness.

Person Specification



  • RSCN or RN Child/Learning disability with NMC registration
  • MSPP or other relevant teaching/assessment qualification.
  • CAKES - or equivalent Children's Assessment Knowledge Evaluation and Skills course


  • Non Medical Prescribing (V300)Course
  • If not already completed then there needs to be a willingness to undertake Specialist Practitioner Qualification (Children's Community Nursing)



  • Experience of caring for children with short term acute and long term conditions
  • Experience of working under pressure to prioritise the needs of a clinical area
  • Experience of allocating workload and supporting staff to maintain patient safety.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Community Nursing


  • Experience of day to day supervision and/or line management of staff
  • Experience of nursing children with long term conditions

Skills and knowledge


  • Experience in delivering a range of clinical nursing care for example:- oAdministration of Intravenous medicines via a range of devices. oCare of enteral feeding tubes oWound care
  • Evidence of teaching others and assessing clinical competence of parents, non -registered staff and carers
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the child and family
  • Ability to work in a multi-agency team
  • Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children
  • Ability to travel across the County sometimes at short notice


  • Clinical competence in oClinical assessment of a sick child oVenepuncture and phlebotomy oTracheostomy care oStoma care for bowel and bladders
  • Experience of case co-ordination
  • Knowledge of electronic patient record system e.g. Systmone.
  • Understanding of Education, Health and Care plans and the SEND Agenda

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Woburn Court

2 Railton Road, Kempston


MK42 7PN

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