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Paediatric Liaison Nurse

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata for part time
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidates to join the paediatric liaison team at Sheffield Children's Foundation Trust based at NGH and CCDH.

We have 2 posts available in our small team, a full-time post based at NGH working Monday to Friday and a part time post (22.5 hours a week over 3 days). All team members may be required to visit and cover other sites from time to time.
  • The role of paediatric liaison nurse is integral in facilitating effective and robust communication between the acute trusts and colleagues working in the community.
  • The post holder with play a central role in promoting family centred assessment, early identification and intervention and appropriate referrals for vulnerable children, young people, and families in Sheffield and across the region.
  • The post holder will be part of a team of nurses who have a significant role in the safeguarding and protection of children and young people.
  • The job will be based in the main sites that we cover across the city.
  • The post holder will be a compassionate, accountable individual who treats all colleagues, patients and service users with respect and seeks to deliver excellence in their role. They will share the Trust values and be committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

The post holder will be a key member of the 0-19 Service, Paediatric Liaison Nursing Team who provide key information about children and young people and families who attend the acute sites across the city.

Main duties of the job

  • Contribute to the multi-agency assessment, early identification and appropriate referral and support, of vulnerable children and families who present in the acute health care setting
  • Work as a strategic communicator and facilitator in ensuring safeguarding issues are addressed in a well-timed way.
  • Support clinical staff in the sites we cover, helping them to understand the importance of referring into the service, supporting them to identify and make those referrals.
  • Work closely with the safeguarding teams in each of the sites that we cover, attending regular meetings to discuss vulnerable children and families.

The successful applicant will need to have excellent IT skills and effectively utilise a variety of clinical systems and Microsoft office applications.
  • The Paediatric Liaison Nurse will be responsible for:
  • Positively representing of the service and the Sheffield Children's Foundation Trust
  • Effectively communication is maintained
  • Identifying safeguarding concerns and escalating
  • Training and supporting staff
  • Effective time management, working independently
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation in kept
  • Effectively deal with enquiries
  • Delivery of the Care of Next Infant Scheme.
  • Maintaining NMC professional obligations and training requirements.
  • Work within Trust guidelines and policies.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

e are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description and Personal Specification for full details.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse and/or Registered Sick Children's Nurse
  • Degree qualification or equivalent
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Appropriate and up to date safeguarding children training
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Registered Health Visitor or School Nurse



  • Extensive working with families / safeguarding children / domestic abuse/ substance misuse/ mental health issues


  • Management and leadership skills and experience

Knowledge & Skills


  • In depth knowledge of safeguarding children, and factors which impact on parenting capacity
  • Knowledge and understanding of current government safeguarding legislation / Every Child Matters / Information Sharing etc
  • Excellent and effective organisation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstration of high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with individual stakeholders in a manner that engenders trust and confidence in the organisation
  • Effective negotiating, influencing, and networking skills


  • Clinical governance
  • Broad knowledge base of agency roles and responsibilities
  • PDR process
  • Proven competence in Basic Infant Life Support
  • Proven competence in teaching and training

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Rd


S5 7AU

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