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Paediatric Sister - Special Schools

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Hi, I'm Mat, and I'm the Community Operational Manager for Paediatrics in CCICP. I am delighted to be able to tell you about an opportunity that has arisen for an experienced Paediatric Nurse to join our Special Needs Nursing Team.

Within the role you will support across our special schools in the area in a senior Paediatric Nurse capacity, providing leadership and support to our nursing teams within the different locations. You will have a delegated caseload, and will play a key role in the coordination of the care of the child/young person within their setting, which will include responsibilities around safeguarding, medication reconciliation and administration, liaison with families and other members of the MDT, and developing key relationships with our education colleagues. This role is primarily based at Russett School, who have an already excellent system in place around supporting medical needs for children and young people.

You will work alongside our existing senior nursing team to help lead the Nursing teams in the different settings, and play a key role in overall service development.

You will be extremely well supported by our excellent Clinical lead and vastly experienced team of Special Needs Nurses across the sites. Training and personal development is always encouraged in CCICP.

If this new, innovative role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please give us a call!

Main duties of the job

- Taking a proactive role in safeguarding cases including attendance at meetings, completion of reports, completion of RHAs, liaison with other members of the MDT

- Work directly alongside the Healthcare worker to provide clinical support and advice where appropriate, and ensure School policies are followed

- Provide bespoke training where indicated e.g. school trips

- Aid with Health promotion within the schools

- Work alongside Clinical Lead and other members of the team to ensure that safety is maintained throughout the setting from a nursing perspective

- Demonstrate ability to take the lead in emergency situations

- To work within the framework of the Special Needs Nursing Team by providing holistic assessment, giving evidence based care, advice and guidance on the management of nursing needs to children and their families.

-To work within their own clinical competencies and referring for professional nursing advice to Special Needs Nurse Clinical Lead

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description and person spec for a description of main duties and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Paediatric Nursing degree
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications to the role
  • NMC registration


  • Leadership qualifications



  • Demonstrates evidence of paediatric nursing assessment and treatment skills
  • IT Skills
  • Evidence of some leadership qualities
  • Car driver



  • Previous experience of working with children and young people
  • Evidence of working as part of an MDT
  • Experience of managing safeguarding situations
  • Some experience of leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Russett School

Middlehurst Avenue, Weaverham



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