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Paediatric Community Nurse

Employer
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
  • We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic registered Children's Nurse to join our Children's Community Nursing Team (CCNT).
  • As a Children's Community Nurse (CCN), you will play a crucial role in delivering high quality nursing care to children in their home environments.
  • Your primary responsibilities will include conducting assessments, developing care plans, implementing nursing interventions, and ensuring proper documentation and follow up.
  • Whether you are an experienced community nurse or currently working in the acute sector, we welcome your application if you possess transferable skills and a willingness to learn.
  • Your background and experience are valuable to us, and we would be delighted to consider you for this opportunity.
  • Your primary responsibilities will include conducting assessments, developing care plans, implementing nursing interventions, and ensuring proper documentation and follow-up.


Main duties of the job

  • To maintain a professional attitude and work in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct at all times acting as a good role model.
  • To be aware of own learning needs and limitations and to maintain professional expertise.
  • To work as an autonomous and lone specialist practitioner.
  • Support and deal with patients, parents, relatives and staff in stressful situations and recognising the need for counselling and refer on as appropriate.
  • Empower patients and carers to enable them to safely care for their child within the community environment through education, support and risk assessment.
  • Ensure prescribed medical care is carried out in accordance with medical request including administration of SC / IV / central line IV treatments, taking of blood samples as required.
  • To support complex discharges transitioning to community setting , ensuring detailed communication with discharging hospital and safe discharge for child and family.
  • To ensure all nursing procedures are carried out in accordance with trust policies.
  • Deputise for team leader in their absence.
  • To take appropriate action to address unexpected changes and situations, informing the team leader or community matron.


About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training

Essential

  • Registered nurse ( Children's)


Desirable

  • Degree in community specialist community children's nursing
  • Teaching and assessing module / course


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in assessment, planning and evaluation of patient care according to individual needs
  • Experience working with children who have complex, health, long term conditions and / or palliative care needs
  • Recent experience of caring for an acutely unwell child


Desirable

  • Community nursing
  • Evidence of audit or research project


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate leadership skills in supporting the team
  • computer literate


Desirable

  • Cannulation and phlebotomy
  • physical assessment
  • wound care


knowledge

Essential

  • demonstrate the role of advocate for the child
  • demonstrate the understanding of child safeguarding issues


Desirable

  • Knowledge of oncology and chemotherapy


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road

London

SW17 0QT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

200-6369460-MA-AA-Z

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