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Junior Sister - Diana Palliative Care Team

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 pro rata, per annum inclusive of outer london rate
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Are you looking for a change? To work flexibly with children with complex healthcare needs and palliative care? Are you an experienced children's nurse who wants to make a difference working in the community setting? Would you like to gain experience in caring for children with complex needs?

This role is a fixed term maternity cover for 1 year, working within our Diana complex healthcare and palliative care team.

Working with a team of experienced nurses, play therapist and Psychologists, this role enhances the MDT care around some of our most complex children, aiming to keep them at home, living their best life.

If you think this maybe for you, please do not hesitate to contact us, or come for an informal visit.

Main duties of the job

To manage a clinical caseload ensuring continued responsibility for the assessment,planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

To work in partnership with other community/ acute based teams, clients and services in the public, private, educational and voluntary sectors.

To be able to provide line management for junior members of the team associate to caseload, including clinical supervision and appraisals.

To demonstrate areas of specialty thereby acting as a resource for other professionals and enhancing evidence-based practice for delivery of community based nursing care for children and young people with a variety of conditions, including life limiting and complex care.

To work with other members of CCNS to provide an out of hours on call rota-covering support for a terminally ill child.

To work flexibly within patients homes on a rotation of evenings, bank holidays and weekends as needed.

To work in Diana palliative care, and flexibly across community children's nursing service (CCNS), including Community children's nursing team (CCNT), Special School Nursing and Continuing care if the need arises.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job description and person specification. In your application, please refer to this and how you meet criteria.

Person Specification



  • oRSCN/ RN Child Branch
  • o1st Level Degree (or working towards)
  • oEvidence of continued professional development


  • Specialist Community Nursing Qualification



  • oSignificant experience at Band 5 working with children & young people.
  • oExperience of working with children complex health care needs,
  • oExperience of interagency working
  • oExperience of Supporting children and young people with life threatening or life-limiting conditions.
  • oExperience of supporting children and families through the child protection process
  • oExperience of managing staff and resources


  • o Experience of working in a community setting
  • oWorking at Band 6 level
  • oKnowledge in long term ventilation and national guidelines for continuing care

Knowledge and Skills


  • oSound knowledge and skills in paediatric nursing, including enteral, respiratory, oncology, wound care, tracheostomy and Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs)
  • oSound knowledge in paediatric palliative care and on-going national developments
  • oTo be a role model for children's community nursing
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the child health needs of a racially and culturally diverse population
  • oExcellent organisational and time management skills and ability to facilitate these skills in others
  • oAbility to work flexibly, prioritise and respond to changing demands in workload.
  • oMaintain contemporaneous record keeping using excellent communication skills including an ability to write concise and comprehensive reports
  • oAbility to assess, advice and refer appropriately in situations involving complex needs.
  • oExcellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with an ability to adopt a number of ways to influence diverse parties.
  • oAbility to be self-motivated, use initiative and work without close supervision.


  • oSound understanding of current issues affecting the NHS and Paediatric Palliative Care



  • oAbility to act as an advocate for children with life threatening or life limiting condition and their families
  • oAbility to work as an autonomous practitioner and to make sound clinical judgements and decisions regarding patient care and to be responsible and accountable for choices made.
  • oAbility to demonstrate evidence-based care and decision making that is responsive to the needs of clients and carers and negotiated in partnership with them.


  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Appleby Health Centre

63 Appleby Road


E16 1LQ

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