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Children's Community Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
We have an exciting new full time post within the Children and Young People's Community Nursing Service (CYPCNS), focusing on the clinical and associated public health nursing of children, young people and families.

The Children and Young People's Community Nurse (CYPCN) will contribute to the development of the local Children and Young People's Community Nursing Team and countywide CYPCNS together with the Team Lead and senior nurses, helping to ensure that policy and practice is developed and delivered in line with Trust and national best practice standards.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a key role in delivering specialist community children's nursing for the children and young people on the CYPCN caseload. They will provide up-to-date knowledge and skills for the nursing management and care of children in the community setting. They will liaise with clinical experts for the provision of specialist knowledge, skills and leadership as required.

As a Registered Nurse - Child, they will promote the health and wellbeing of children and their families and ensure the provision of high quality, safe nursing care to children and families on the caseload. They may have a delegated caseload and/or may work with supervision from a senior nurse. They will work closely with other health professionals within the Trust and across the health economy, as well as with statutory and third sector agencies.

Practitioners at this level should be working towards assuming responsibility for planned teaching of nurses and health care assistants, associate practitioners and students, and will help ensure the mentorship and supervision of students.

The post holder will protect, safeguard and promote the well-being of children in accordance with 'The Children Act' (1989 & 2004) and 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (HM Gov 2013).

About us

Why work for us?
  • We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services working in supportive team environments, including medical, clinical, support and corporate services
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly.
  • A variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county.
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities tailored to individuals.
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • We are proud to be a Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces.
  • We are proud to be a Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast.
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will :

Provide, receive and understand complex, sensitive information relating to children and young people with a range of health needs including children with complex long term conditions, those children with life threatening and life limiting conditions and those with short term health needs

Work collaboratively with team members, Team Lead, clinical facilitators, Matron for CCNS, Head of CCNS, childrens services professionals and other professionals to promote and ensure high standards of professional and clinical practice drawing on national best practice and Trust policy.

Communicate information effectively with members of the multi-professional team both within the organisation and with external stakeholders and partners, to ensure specialist care is delivered to children both effectively and efficiently and ensuring that continuity is maintained.

Communicate information in an empathetic way to parents/carers and young people which relates to the clinical care of the child/young person and the provision available to them.

Actively listen to parents/carers, children and young people and respond appropriately.

Works with children and families to help maintain their own health and well-being in the community by teaching them and junior staff/carers about their condition and its management, including how to carry out health care procedures at home, utilising a variety of strategies to assist the family in understanding their childs health needs and how these can be met.

Involves others in communication between the childrens families / carers and the multi-professional team both within the organisation and with external stakeholders/partners and ensures good communication for the delivery of safe quality care.

Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children/young people and their families and other staff helping to overcome any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events. Seeking guidance and support from other practitioners where needed.

Communicate proactively with staff on the clinical condition and treatment/discharge plans of children and ensures accurate records are maintained by staff.

Person Specification

Role and Personal spec


  • band 5 qualified


  • community experience

application and interview


  • band 5 qualified
  • registered with NMC
  • experience working with children

mixed skills


  • mixed skills experience


  • Post registration qualifications

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Crawley Hospital



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