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Children's Community Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Based in Truro but covering Cornwall
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata/Per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Are you an experienced Children's Nurse looking for a new challenge? We are looking to recruit to our Children's Community Nursing service where you will join an established supportive team here in Cornwall.

Due to service expansion and a future move to a 7 day working pattern, we are excited to be in a position to have a Band 6 Children's Community Nurse vacancy available, covering predominantly West Cornwall but with work across Cornwall required.

This is a permanent contract for 37.5 hrs currently divided over 4 days per week, to meet service need. We will consider part time working at 30 hours/week, which can be discussed at interview.

This role includes weekend and bank holiday working and occasional on call requirement for End of Life care.

Main duties of the job

You will have current experience in looking after acutely unwell children. You must be highly motivated and possess excellent acute clinical assessment skills and are able to communicate and organise effectively. You must be experienced in working under pressure and have the ability to work independently.We require your skills & enthusiasm to develop our strategy in supporting unnecessary hospital admissions and reduce length of stay by facilitating early and safe discharge from the acute trust as well as supporting children and young people with long term or palliative conditions. You will hold your own caseload, taking responsibility for planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating care given.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RN Child / RSCN
  • Diploma level specialist training or equivalent relevant experience


  • Teaching or Mentoring Qualification
  • Non medical prescriber



  • Experience of applying specialist knowledge and advanced clinical skills when working with children and young people with complex health needs. . i.e. IV, sub cut IM medication. Central line access & care / enteral feeding devices / Tracheostomy care / technical medical equipment
  • Caseload management
  • Experience of supporting/supervising other team members and/or students
  • Experience of delivering training to others including non NHS staff, patients and their families/carers
  • A good knowledge and understanding of children's community nursing issues
  • Substantial post registration experience of working with children who may have a learning disability, complex health needs, palliative diagnosis, an acute short- or long-term condition requiring nursing intervention


  • Previous experience in a community setting
  • Experience in end of life care

Skills and Aptitude


  • Innovative approach to care provision.
  • Competent IT skills.

Knowledge and abilities


  • A working knowledge of CQC standards in respect of care delivery
  • Ability to co-ordinate and apply best practice in complex and challenging situations
  • Able to develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations often highly charged emotionally
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development.


  • Audit skills

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Willing to accept responsibility for decisions/ actions.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Truro Health Park

Based in Truro but covering Cornwall


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