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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen fora Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Children's Community Nursing Team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The role will comprise of 37.5 hours.

The CCN team provide nursing care for Children and Young people with complex life limiting and life threating illness in their home or other appropriate community settings.

Main duties of the job

Experience of working with children with special needs and complex health care needs (Essential)

You will have achieved RSCN or RN Child Branch (Essential).

1st level degree or equivalent experience (Essential)

998 or equivalent teaching qualification (Essential)

Community experience nursing children with special needs or complex health needs (Essential)

Knowledge of safeguarding children issues together with strong clinical skills (Essential)

Excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development (Essential)

Ability to work independently and time manage own caseload.

Experience in assessment planning and provision of nursing care for children and young adults.

A car driver with a full current driving license (Essential).

Non-Medical Prescriber qualification (Desirable / willing to work towards)

For disabled applicants suitable alternative arrangements may be agreed, if necessary.

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About us

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a well performing Foundation Trust serving a population of around 441,000 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts. With a workforce of around 3,800 staff and good financial control, currently operating with a positive financial surplus and was recently rated Good by the CQC.

We are committed to working with our partners in health and social care to deliver long term financial sustainability and resilience in our performance to ensure we provide high quality services and excellent patient care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are along with the criteria that are required.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • 1st level Registered Children's Nurse
  • 1st level degree or equivalent experience
  • Speciality related course at degree level
  • Mentorship course


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber (or willing to work towards)
  • Advanced communication course
  • Sage and Thyme course



  • Significant, relevant (post registration) experience with two years or more in speciality area
  • Facilitate and support learning
  • Awareness of Quality Assurance/peer review process
  • Management and leadership experience


  • Evidence of leading a change project
  • Experience of quality assurance/peer review process

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Audit experience and subsequent quality improvement
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Sound IT skills
  • Good record keeping
  • Awareness of local and national guidelines
  • Evidence of developing clinical skills


  • Research experience
  • Leadership course
  • Presentation skills
  • Risk management awareness

Personal Attributes


  • Able to use own initiative and work autonomously
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated
  • Able to manage and organise own workload with conflicting priorities
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Recognise own limitations
  • Work effectively with the MDT
  • Proactive in the continued development of the service
  • Adaptable to meet service needs
  • Full Driving Licence

Demonstrates Trust Values


  • Proud to CARE (Compassion, Achievement, Relationships, Environment)

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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