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Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatric Hospital@Home

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive HCAS (Pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
Senior Staff Nurse - Band 6

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate to the role of Senior Staff Nurse for our newly created Paediatric Hospital@Home service to provide a high level service to all patients and staff within the department.

Community Children's Team of the Children's and Young People's division at North Middlesex Hospital is seeking to appoint a band 6 paediatric nurse as part of the new children's Hospital @ Home (H@H) service. The post is based at North Middlesex Hospital located in Edmonton, London and the service is commissioned to provide home based care to children in the borough's of Haringey and Enfield. We are a 7 day service, 365 days a year, working hours 07:30-20:00, consisting of early and late shifts.

The H@H pilot has been commissioned by NCL ICB. The function of the team will be to provide hospital standard care to children with acute nursing needs in the community. Working within a virtual ward model, the service will develop bespoke care pathways for children requiring nursing care which will avoid extended lengths of stay and admission. The team will work closely with Paediatricians and pharmacy colleagues to ensure a seamless transfer home and provide high quality nursing care according to their treatment plan.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for our newly establishment H@H service. This is a new service that will sit alongside an existing well established dynamic CCNT. The post holder will work within the multidisciplinary team to provide safe and appropriate management of children and young people with an acute illness which can be treated in the community. They will be working closely with the acute teams to ensure that patient safety is paramount.

They will be able to identify patients suitable for H@H and ensure a rapid discharge from ED or the ward. To plan, implement and evaluate their care. To review any re-admissions and identify potential reasons why this has occurred.

The H@H service supports the NHS Long Term Plan which emphasises the importance of care to be provided closer to home and aligns with the STP vision to improve urgent and emergency care for children. In turn, the H@H service will aim to support the 4 hour emergency department turnaround target and improve the flow of patients within North Middlesex.

About us

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Hospital Trust (NMUH) is one of London's busiest healthcare providers, providing hospital care and community services for the 350,000 people living in Enfield, Haringey and beyond.

Our specialist services include HIV, cardiology, blood disorders, diabetes, fertility, sickle cell and thalassemia. In addition to a full range of cancer diagnosis and treatment services, the Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centre is based on-site and provides services to support cancer patients' wellbeing.

We also provide community services and have a dedicated 0-19 service for children and young people in Enfield so that they can get the best possible start in life. This includes health visitors and school nurses who are delivering the national Healthy Child Programme, which provides a structured framework for the delivery of key interventions to support the health and wellbeing of children and families from 0 to 5 and school aged children from 5-19. The 0-19 service aims to improve pathways and partnerships with services in the hospital and deliver excellent care for the children and families.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

A full list of duties and responsibilities will be found within the job description and requirements for the role can be found within the person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RSCN or RN (Child)
  • Relevant First level degree or masters in appropriate subject or working towards
  • Recognised teaching/ mentorship qualification


  • Previous audit experience
  • Working towards CCN SPQ
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Completed an ANP course

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent clinical nursing skills pertinent to the role
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and organise own workload
  • Assertively manages situations which may be complex and involve conflict or crisis.
  • Experience of the application, of professional judgement in a range of clinical and non-clinical situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, is engaged and able to negotiate and mediate
  • Communicates with clarity and direction, both written and verbally
  • Analyses and identifies trends in clinical information, identifies issues and proposes solutions to problems
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to patient safety Knowledge of current legislation affecting health
  • Good knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the management of an acutely unwell child


  • IT skills, use of data and spread sheets, production of clear reports, action plans and presentations
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation skill



  • Experience of working within Community Nursing/ED/PAU setting
  • Effective leadership
  • Able to work as part of a multi-professional team
  • Compliance with mandatory training in line with Safeguarding of Adults and Children at risk of abuse.
  • IT skills, data input, collection, analysis, audit and evaluation. Use of databases. Standard keyboard skills and knowledge of a number of IT packages such as Word, PAS, e-rostering,
  • Presentation Software (power-point) etc.
  • Able to work safely under pressure across competing priorities
  • Work with targets and deadlines
  • Ability to utilise research and develop a research aware culture
  • Ability to undertake clinical skills and competency to maintain credibility
  • Can act on own initiative
  • Able to follow detailed written instructions and assessment outcomes
  • Sound clinical judgements and decision making regarding acutely unwell patients
  • Ability to prioritise work/ response/ triage referrals and messages effectively.


  • Experience of working within an urgent care, Rapid Response and or Emergency Care team
  • Experience of quality improvement audit/projects

Personal Qualities


  • To be a team player
  • To strive for excellence
  • To be innovative and forward thinking
  • To be able to critically evaluate situations

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


North Middlesex University Hospital

Sterling Way


N18 1QX

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