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Specialist Nurse -Leaving Carers/UAS

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our established Vulnerable Children and Young People's Team as a Specialist Band 6 Nurse on a 12 month fixed term contract/secondment on a part time or full-time basis. Based at Clay Cross Clinic, this post will work closely from Care Experienced/UASC Hubs in both North and South Derbyshire in addition to Clay Cross Clinic and other community venues.

Looking for a Specialist Registered Children's Nurse/Learning Disability and RN Adult (also working with young people post 18) for UASC and Care Leavers to join our amazing team on the journey to improve health outcomes for vulnerable children and young people to ensure that their voice is heard. To develop this new role working closely with the Children in Care Team to improve understanding and management of health needs of care experienced young people and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Working collaborative with Derbyshire County Council by working closely with the Leaving Care and UASC Teams to improve access to health services, identify and review outstanding health needs and complete statutory health assessments for this vulnerable group of young people. The role will require the development of multi-disciplinary relationships and approaches by listening to young people to develop the role of a Specialist Nurse that understands and meets their needs whilst adhering to statutory responsibilities.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, review, and promotion of positive health for care experienced young people and UASC across Derbyshire. You will act as a direct link between health and social care to improve outcomes for referred care leavers and UASC, who may be faced with challenges when accessing services. This role will also provide support and direct contact post 18 inline with Care Leavers and UASC Teams.

To undertake Health Assessments for Care Leavers/Care Experienced young people and UASC as requested by social care and children in care team. Undertake complex health assessments for hard-to-reach children and young people. To engage with, and listen to young people, across a range of issues that affect their health and personal development.

To develop and implement health promotion / public health strategies for individual Care Leavers and UASC in foster care, residential settings, and semi supported living in line with government recommendations and localtargets.

About us

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a well performing Foundation Trust serving a population of around 441,000 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts. With a workforce of around 4,200 staff and good financial control, and was recently rated Good by the CQC.

We are committed to working with out partners in Health and Social care to deliver long term financial sustainability and resilience in our performance to ensure we provide high quality services and excellent patient care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification in the attachments. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are along with the criteria that are required.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Children's Nurse/Learning Disability OR as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse


  • BA Hons Community Nursing (or equivalent)
  • DIP Level 2 Modules in any of Family Planning, Asthma, Epilepsy, Counselling, Health Promotion, Continence Promotion.



  • Multi-agency working in School Nursing or Public Health Nursing with Primary Care Health Providers.
  • Experience of working in the Community.
  • Experience of lone working.
  • Experience of working with Vulnerable Children and Young People.
  • Experience of attending and participating in Safeguarding meetings.
  • Trauma Informed approaches.
  • Writing detailed reports.
  • Working towards Statutory timeframes.


  • Systm One
  • Sexual Health Family Planning.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Substance misuse.
  • Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC)
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)/Trauma
  • Child Criminal and Sexual Exploitation (CCE/CSE)
  • Children with complex health needs, disability/SEND

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to relate to, communicate with and engage with Children and Young People.
  • Ability to function autonomously and as a team member.
  • Ability to use own initiative, prioritise and make decisions.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management and caseload management skills
  • Ability to work flexibly across nominated caseload.
  • Ability to formulate accurate reports of a good standard.
  • Care Planning and reviewing health needs.


  • Legal processes/Court Orders
  • Clinical Audit
  • Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Children and Young People.
  • Consent.
  • Confidentiality.

Personal Attributes


  • Full driving licence and transport.
  • Be prepared to travel to all areas within the geographical span of the Trust according to the needs of the service.
  • Be prepared to undertake relevant courses of study according to the needs of the service.
  • Participate in Supervision.

Demonstrates Trust Values


  • Proud to CARE

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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