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Senior Sister - Continuing Care Team

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Canning Town, London
£49,178 to £55,492 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
Are you looking for a challenge or a change? Want to use the wide range of skills you have built up over your years working as a qualified Children's Nurse? Are you looking to support and care for some of the most complex healthcare needs children in our borough, who are living in the community?

If so then we want to meet you. We have a 12 Month fixed term contract at 22.5 hrs per week in our Continuing Care Team, where children are assessed for packages of care that meet their specialised needs in the community, keeping them well and out of hospital.

You would be working alongside experienced members of the team, to support and guide you along the way. What do we need from you? A wide range of nursing experience caring for children with long term, complex health care needs, ITU/Long Term Ventilation experience a bonus.

If this sounds like the challenge for you, then please contact us for a chat or a visit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will play a key role in managing the Children's Continuing Care caseload within the Community Children's Nursing Service in Newham, working within the remit of the current Children and Young People's Continuing Care National Framework. This includes delivering an effective and person-centred service for children, young people and their families with the highest level of medical needs in the borough, including those that are technology dependent, highly complex and/or requiring palliative care.

The post holder will play a key role in leading and developing the Continuing Care Team,working in conjunction with the Children Community Nursing Team (CCNT), Diana Palliative Care Team and external stakeholders, to implement effective service pathways, ensuring the delivery of key quality outcomes.

An essential element of the role will include seamless working with other professionals and partner agencies when assessing eligibility for Continuing Care and supporting multidisciplinary teams in the assessment process. The role will ensure that the provision of care achieves individual outcomes and ensures the delivery of efficient quality packages of care that is aligned to the Personalisation and SEND agenda and supports the transition of young people into the appropriate adult services.

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. When applying, please show us how you meet the person specification or how you would plan to, using current skills.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN Child Branch
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • 1st Level degree or willingness to undertake



  • Significant community experience.
  • Significant experience of working with children with complex and life limiting conditions.
  • Experience of the working with continuing care frameworks.
  • Experience of managing staff and resources.
  • Experience managing complex discharges from hospital to community
  • Experience of inter-agency working.
  • Experience of managing complaints and incidents.
  • Experience of performance and sickness management of staff.


  • Experience of personal health budgets and Education health care plans

Knowledge and Skills


  • Experienced practitioner in long term ventilation and tracheostomy care
  • An expert in assessing the holistic needs of children with complex needs designing subsequent packages of care.
  • Excellent knowledge of the NHS framework for continuing care.
  • An advocate for children, young people and their families.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including providing and receiving sensitive or contentious information.
  • Excellent teaching skills with an ability to adapt these for use with health care support workers, parents, children and young people.
  • Able to represent health at integrated service meetings presenting findings of continuing care assessments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child health needs across a culturally diverse population.
  • Act as a specialist resource for children, young people, their families and inter agency staff in planning end of life care.
  • Compassion and sensitivity in engaging and building supportive working relationships with children and families experiencing distress and major life transitions
  • Willingness to work on call rota to support end of life care

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Appleby Health Centre

63 Appleby Road

Canning Town, London

E16 1LQ

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