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Senior Community Children's Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024
There's no place like home!

With more emphasis on care being delivered in the community to prevent hospital admissions and facilitate early discharge, there has never been a better time to join the Community Children's Nursing Team in Tower Hamlets.

We are looking for a motivated individual with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills to join our team, to deliver care within an integrated way across the community.

Your focus will be on delivering day to day evidence-based nursing care and case coordination for children and young people aged 0-18 with acute, short- and long-term nursing needs. You will adopt a person-centred care approach, focusing on the individual needs of the child and their families, encouraging active engagement to empower and create independence whenever possible.

At Young Barts Health, we believe you offer the best care to your patients when you feel supported and can work in a way that suits you, your life, and your family. As a flexible employer we will support you with this is the best way we can.

As a Trust, we believe in developing our talent from within. We have extensive opportunities for talented individuals looking to further their skills and knowledge.

This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in working within a supportive, friendly and fun specialist team.

Main duties of the job

To achieve the best health and well-being outcomes for every child referred to the Community Children's Nursing Team (CCNT).

To facilitate early discharge of children from hospital and reduce or prevent hospital re-admission.

To work together with parents to produce a joint plan of care to meet the needs of their child.

To enable and empower parents to look after their child with our support.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • RSCN / RN Child with current registration
  • Preparation for mentorship course or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Sound knowledge and demonstration of the use of evidenced based care.


  • Educated to degree level or working towards it
  • Childrens Community Nursing qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Two years post registration children's nursing experience at Band 5
  • Previous experience of working with children with complex needs.
  • Experience of successful working across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of assessing and supervising nursing students


  • Leadership of an area
  • Awareness of budget and stock control
  • Health promotion experience
  • Previous experience of line managing junior members of staff



  • High standard of clinical expertise
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Adaptable and able to deal with changing workloads
  • Decision making skills
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to plan and deliver training sessions for parents/MDT with a range of different abilities and to assess and evaluate their learning through the use of competencies on a regular basis.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital


E1 4DG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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