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**INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY** Community Children's Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
34.5 hours per week Permanent

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic children's nurse to join our established Community Nursing team.

The team works in partnership with children and young people (CYP) aged 0-18yr, their parents/carers and other professional disciplines to support the care of both short and long-term healthcare needs in the home and community settings. This involves assessment, clinical procedures, administration of medications, education, training and support to empower the child and family, to reduce the need for hospitalisation.

The service is provided across the locality of North Staffordshire, seven days a week 0900-2100 hours, 0900-1700 hours on bank holidays and 24 hour support is offered to CYP and their families during end of life care. The post-holders will be responsible for ensuring delivery of the service in accordance with the agreed service specification and Trust Policies. They will be required to work weekends, bank holidays and be available for 24 hour on-call work should the need arise.

The successful applicants will require post registration experience in acute paediatric care and have the skills and ability to work as part of a team and autonomously, making appropriate decisions to manage the care of children on the caseload. Please see personal specification for more details.

Main duties of the job

  • Plan and organise own caseload in order to meet the needs of the children and families.
  • Develop, assess, implement and evaluate plans of care working in partnership with children and families
  • Provide specialist knowledge and skilled nursing care to children and families in their own home or community setting
  • Be able to work flexibly and participate in on call rota to provide 24 hour cover if needed.
  • Establish and maintain links with professionals and agencies involved in the child's care
  • Identify and report any cases of suspected child abuse
  • Assist in planning and organisation of individual care for children and young people by attending assessment, discharge planning and safeguarding meetings
  • Driving is essential
  • The post holder will need to have specialist paediatric clinical skills in order to meet the nursing needs of children in the community.
  • Caring for terminally ill children and their families at home, including out of hours cover.
  • Continuing to support families after the death of their child.
  • Require skills for assessing and interpreting signs of acute illness or deterioration and take appropriate action
  • Lone Working - Having to be aware of personal safety as a result of lone visiting and working with the potential for verbal and physical aggression.
  • Work autonomously and hold a caseload as the primary nurse
  • Have responsibility for the team caseload during their time on call at weekends and bank holidays

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please could all interested applicants in this vacancy for a full job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the uploaded job description and personal specification. These documents will provide you with all the relevant information that are required in order to help you decide.

Person Specification

registered children's nurse


  • evidence of NMC registration in paediatric nursing


  • evidence of being a RIO user

RIO user


  • Evidence of RIO use


  • Active smartcard

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


County hospital


ST16 3SA

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