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Children's Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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To work as part of the Children's Short Breaks Nursing Team to provide clinical intervention and support to children, young people and their families who have complex or acute health needs.

Previous applicants who were not appointed need not apply.

Main duties of the job

To communicate effectively with child, parents/ carers and the wider multi-agency staff regarding the child's wellbeing needs to ensure continuity of care.

To offer advice, guidance and reassurance to families as neededTo attend, contribute and chair team meetings, attend Trust meetings, training sessions and courses as required.

To act as a specialist support, educator and resource to all other relevant professionals.

To provide, implement and regularly assess the teaching of specific nursing techniques, including invasive procedures to identified staff/professionals/parents/carers/student nurses/apprentices in a variety of settings.

To work proactively to contribute to the Education Health and Care Plan process.

To actively engage in the development of protocols and guidelines and care pathways for the management of children with complex and/or acute health needs.

To take all possible steps to ensure the safety and welfare of children and staff.

About us

All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they learn as a result of the employment with the Trust, including matters relating to other members of the staff and members of the public/patients.

Maintain appropriate patient and clinical records in line with the Trusts policies and procedures, and in line with the agreed service specification.

The post holder will be expected to participate in an annual appraisal of their work where the job description will be reviewed and objectives set.

In line with the annual personal development plan the post holder will be expected to undertake any training or development required to fulfil their role.

Ensure that all patients, clients and colleagues are treated at all times in an equitable manner, respecting diversity and showing an understanding of diversity in the workplace.

The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policies, Procedures and Schemes and must ensure that equality is promoted at all times.

NCHC is committed to supporting our voluntary workforce and all apprentices, and all staff are expected to welcome and support volunteers and apprentices in their teams.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To complete a holistic assessment of the CYP identifying their nursing needs.

To work independently and as part of the Childrens Nursing team to deliver nursing intervention for children and young people.

To develop implement and evaluate appropriate care plans and comprehensive packages of care.To provide quality care to children in partnership with families and carers as commissioned and described within the service specifications.

To plan and prioritise own work load at the start of each day and the work of junior staff delegating duties as appropriate.

To carry out all relevant aspects of care adhering to NCH& C Trust Policy/procedure and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelinesTo undertake risk assessments and complete Datix reporting as required.

Provide leadership for junior staff, escalating any concerns as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse


  • Registered Nurse (Child/LD)
  • First Level Degree
  • Mentorship, qualification



  • Experience of working with children with life limiting conditions/complex and/or acute health needs


  • Working in a community/hospital setting

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Ability to work with children and young people, their families and carers to provide holistic, evidence based care to children
  • Ability to work in partnership with other healthcare workers, agencies and in partnership with parents
  • Knowledge of Norfolk Safeguarding Board policies and procedures
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • IT skills


  • Appropriate clinical skills for applied post
  • The ability to assess a deteriorating child
  • Experience in safeguarding children



  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with children with complex needs and limited communication skills
  • Ability to relate and communicate with families and other professionals


  • Experience of alternative methods of communication (signalong)
  • Ability to relate and communicate with families and other professionals

Personal and People Development


  • Experience in supervising or managing staff, delivering training etc.
  • Innovative approach to developing self and team members
  • Responds positively to change


  • Evidence of further educational development

Personal Attributes/Behaviours (linked to the Behaviour Framework)


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults


  • Knowledge of NCH& C behaviour framework



  • Will be required to work shifts, flexible hours (appropriate to advertised post)
  • Must hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Squirrels Residential Respite

5 Mill Close


NR11 6LZ

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