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Children's Community Nurse with Integrated Community Nursing Service

Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Location
Penarth
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Jul 2024
Children's Community Nurse with Integrated Community Nursing Service

We have an opportunity for Band 5 Children's Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse, or Adult Nurse (with relevant experience/ transferable skills ) who pride themselves in providing care of the highest quality with a family centred approach to join our team.

The Integrated Children's Community Nursing Service is a large and established team of Nurses and Health Care Support Workers, caring for children and young people within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The work is varied and offers a wide range of experiences in the delivery of care to children/ young people with acute, chronic, complex and palliative care needs within the family home or alternative community setting. The nursing team is therefore pivotal to service development initiatives in meeting the needs of children cared for at home today and in the future.

Additionally the team provides care and support for children/ young people with learning disabilities and those with challenging behaviour.

Plans for our own ICCNS Respite Centre are currently under discussion

The successful candidate will be encouraged to undertake the Fundamentals of Community Children's Nursing module

With annualised hours and contracts starting at 20 hours per week, this post offers the opportunity of flexible working.

Main duties of the job

As part of the ICCNS, you'll have the opportunity to help make a difference to families who receive continuing care (respite) from our amazing team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the wide range of clinical, interpersonal and professional skills required for this type of post which includes both autonomy and team working. In return we will be able to offer excellent training opportunities and the chance to work across the full range of community nursing services including mainstream and special schools, providing variety and job satisfaction. Care is delivered across a variety of shifts & settings, including weekdays, week-nights and weekends, so flexibility in working pattern is essential. The team delivers care to children with very complex and additional health needs, including children and young people with tracheostomies andthose who require long term home ventilation.

You will also demonstrate, teach and supervise the nursing care which families can safely assume, enabling them to carry out the recommended treatment. Provide a high standard of nursing care to patients in their own home or other place of residence. Also, you will participate in the learning programme of allocated students and newly appointed staff.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Child Health nurse qualification, LD or Adult Nurse (with relevant experience)
  • UK NMC Registration


Desirable

  • Teaching /Assessing/ Cascade qualification/ experience


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent Clinical Skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work alone & as part of a team
  • Able to adapt to change


Desirable

  • Enthusiasm for teaching & supporting colleagues & students
  • IT skills
  • Counselling skills


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant Clinical experience


Desirable

  • Relevant paediatric acute nursing experience
  • Relevant paediatric community nursing experience
  • Evidence of management/ leadership experience
  • Experience of caring for children/ young people with complex health needs, airway management (tracheostomy care), long term ventilation at home


Specialist knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of impact of disability on CYP
  • Evidence of professional and personal development
  • Awareness of current issues


Desirable

  • Knowledge of community working
  • Knowledge of MDT/ inter agency working


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Friendly approachable
  • Ability to prioritize & delegate effectively
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic & motivated
  • Demonstrate excellent time management
  • Understanding of issues influencing care in the community


Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Various: Community or School setting (Base: Llandough Children's Centre)

Children's Centre, LLandough Hospital

Penarth

CF64 2XX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

001-NMR138-0424-A

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