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Integrated Community Childrens Nurse

Employer
Solent NHS Trust
Location
Portsmouth
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
Following the expansion of our Integrated Community Children's Nursing Service, we are looking to appoint a highly skilled, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking Registered Children's Nurse with extensive experience in nursing children, preferably within the community setting.

Our established, passionate, and dedicated integrated Community Children's Nursing Service (iCCNS) works collaboratively with children, young people (CYP), families and the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe care is provided within the community wherever possible. We deliver high quality and holistic, child centred care to CYP who require nursing intervention, across Portsmouth and the South East Hampshire area with acute and long term conditions, complex needs, life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including CYP requiring palliative and end of life care.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and show the ability to operate as a team player, whilst having the initiative to work autonomously and effectively. You require good organisational skills, knowledge of safeguarding children and evidence of continued professional development and will be supported and encouraged to further develop your skills within the service. This post requires you to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

Main duties of the job

As a registered Children's Nurse you will be working as part of the Integrated Children's Community Nursing Service. You will provide a holistic, family centred approach to care within the community for children with a range of acute and chronic conditions, including
  • Long term conditions and complex needs
  • Life limiting conditions,
  • Palliative care and End of life care
  • Acute and short-term nursing interventions including providing care for children on urgent care pathways.

The role will require working in community settings, educations settings and clinic settings alongside a vast multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will be required to following NMC guidelines, demonstrate autonomy and professional accountability and hold responsibility with support, for the management of a defined community nursing caseload.

Our service is a link between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care, Community Paediatricians, Therapists, Public Health Nurses, Education settings, Children's Services and voluntary organisations to support and encourage the development of partnership working and a seamless patient journey. Care is delivered in the community location that is the most appropriate for that child or young person e.g. home, school, respite centre with an objective to help the children and young people achieve their full potential and live as full a life as possible.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing development


Desirable

  • Teaching/Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake
  • IV Therapy certificate or willingness to undertake


Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust

Address

Battenburg Avenue Clinic

Battenburg Avenue

Portsmouth

Hampshire

PO2 0TA

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