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Children's Community Nurse Rotational

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
This is an opportunity to join our community nursing team in a permanent position, where we aim to meet the nursing and health needs of children and young people with complex and long-term conditions across Cornwall.

This is a unique rotational post with the acute service at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. The post will form part of an 18-month service audit, looking at enhancing the experiences and skills of children's nurses working across the community and acute settings. There will be an expectation of the post holder to partake by providing written and verbal feedback of their experiences and learning whilst in this role.

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 have current experience in looking after acutely unwell children. You must be motivated and possess acute clinical assessment skills and are able to communicate and organise effectively.

Regular supervision and support is provided by a supportive and knowledgeable team.

Proposed interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist nursing care, advice and support for children and young people with acute, long term, complex and palliative health care
  • Provide individualised training for families and carers and multi-agency partners in respect of nursing needs.
  • Participate in delivering a county wide children's community nursing service working in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Participate in the transition between children's and adult services where
  • Work across health, social, education and voluntary services to maximise the quality of life for children, young people, and their families.

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 /Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RSCN
  • Evidence of updating continuing professional development
  • Experience of teaching or training families and professionals


  • Experience of working with students

Skills and Aptitude


  • Can recognise a deteriorating child and understand the escalation process
  • Experience of advising families and professionals regarding a child or young persons condition and care needs.
  • Intravenous trained and competent
  • Experience of coordinating and or managing patient care.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including record keeping
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to contribute to service development


  • Clinical supervision skills

Knowledge and abilities


  • Post registration experience of caring for children with health needs, such as tracheostomies, enteral feeding, medication administration, oxygen therapy and wound management.
  • Experience of working within an acute paediatric setting post registration
  • Experience of coordinating and or managing patient care.
  • A working knowledge of CQC standards in respect of care delivery
  • Good knowledge of child safeguarding
  • Up to date with relevant Children's Nursing legislation


  • Experience of working within the community/ward setting
  • Prioritisation of work when planning care, balancing unpredictable high levels of clinical activity and demands
  • Experience working in end-of-life care

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates good communication and effective working relationships with children, young people, and families.
  • Able to impart sensitive complex information when there may be barriers to understanding
  • Able to work across professional teams and organisational boundaries
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Team player
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills



  • Demonstrates evidence of Trust values
  • Ability to travel independently where required
  • Holds a valid UK driving license
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check satisfactory to the Trust
  • Occupational health clearance satisfactory to the Trust
  • This role may be deemed as an Information Asset Owner in line with the Trust Information Risk Policy

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




PL31 2QN

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