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Children's Community Nursing Specialist Practitioner Student

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year mid-point Band 5 pay
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
MSc in Primary and Community Care (Community Children's Nursing) with an NMC Specialist Practice Award

Are you looking to expand your children's nursing portfolio of skills and expertise to deliver children's community nursing or are you a children's nurse with experience looking for a new challenge and feel that nursing in community settings is for you? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you ....

This exciting and funded opportunity is offered by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) and will enable suitably qualified nurses to undertake either a MSc in Primary and Community Care (Community Children's Nursing) Specialist Practice Award.

You could be based in any of our four CCN locality teams, which includes: Brighton & Hove, Chichester, Crawley or Lancing. Further details can be discussed at interview.

Main duties of the job

The service provides children's community nursing for children and young people with long term conditions, complex needs, and palliative care, including end of life care. The children can present with acute illness in addition to requiring skilled nursing intervention to manage highly complex health and developmental needs throughout childhood and at transition to adult services. The CYPCNS works closely with social care, education and third sector organisations.

Our CYPCNS offers innovation, partnership and excellence in community care and we are highly committed to active on going engagement with children and families to shape and improve services. We aspire to be what children, families and our partners need us to be to enable the very best health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

Starting in September 2024 you will commence a fixed term contract with SCFT and undertake a one year full-time at the University of Surrey. All educational components of the programme are based at the University of Surrey (Guildford), with your clinical placement based within one of the CCN teams within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. You will be supported by an experienced CCN Practice Assessor throughout your course.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a NMC Specialist Practice Award, independent nurse prescriber qualification (V300) and a MSc in Primary and Community Care (Community Childrens Nursing)

Please carefully read the attached person specification and the job description to determine your suitability for this programme.

Person Specification



  • Need to have access to car/car driver


  • Community nursing experience
  • Evidence of post-registration qualifications
  • Experience of managing a caseload autonomously
  • Excellent and proven communication skills
  • Experience of caring for a diverse range of health needs in children
  • Experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of relevant clinical skills
  • Evidence of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults



  • Registered Nurse (Child)



  • At least 2 years minimum of children's nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


The Quadrant

60 Marlborough Road, Lancing Business Park


BN15 8UW

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