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Children's Community Staff Nurse

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Are you a registered children's nurse looking for a new challenge as part of an established children's community team?

We are looking for an experienced, qualified children's nurse (RN Child/RSCN) to join our friendly and supportive team community team across site. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of two years experience within paediatrics.

We are a dedicated team of children's community nurses who facilitate health care for children in their own home. Our caseload is varied and includes complex, long term conditions and a broad range of chronic medical conditions. We provide the shared care for the regional oncology centre at the Leeds General Infirmary. We also offer short term support for medical and surgical patients to facilitate discharge and reduce ward attendance and readmission.

The successful applicant will need to be a team player with excellent communication skills and a drive to provide high quality care. We actively encourage personal development and offer a preceptorship programme led by our clinical nurse educator. Within our department we have a paediatric day surgical unit and a children's out-patients department. A busy in-patient ward and a Children's assessment unit. Our service also has a full team of specialist nurses for diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, allergy and bowel and bladder.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring accurate written records are kept.
  • Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information.
  • Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of the patient
  • Act in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct
  • Undertake duties on different wards/departments as and when required by service demands
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for compliance with infection control policies and procedures
  • Education and Training

Thisdescription indicates the main functions and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended to be a complete list. It will be amended as necessary in the event of future changes.

About us

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)

A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave

Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme

NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme

An extensive range of learning and development opportunities

Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses. For hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly. The service currently provides Monday to Friday cover from 8am until 6pm. As a team we offer on-call support for end of life care. The post holder will need to be a car driver and be expected to work independently around the region.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse with1 years' experience including complex health needs


  • Teaching qualification



  • Willing to undergo training as necessary
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain skills to other staff

Special knowledge


  • Current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice
  • Working knowledge of child protection issues.
  • Principles of family centred care.


  • Awareness of speciality

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Committed to working with people Flexible, adaptable
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate a commitment to self development

Practical Skills


  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to develop team members.

Other requirements


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post.



  • Capable of lateral thinking

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York and Scarborough Teaching hospitals

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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