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Community Childrens Nurse

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Did you know that100% of staff surveyed would recommend Hillingdon as a place to work?

Are you a highly motivated children's nurse with a with a proactive and dynamic approach to meet the needs of our children and their families?

If so then submit an application!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and progressive community children's nursing team for full time post as a band 6 nurse. The post sits in a well-established friendly CCN team that delivers acute, ambulatory and chronic, complex care providing a 7 day service to children and their families living in Hillingdon Borough. You will be required to work 1:4 weekends and some bank holidays. This challenging and rewarding role offers the opportunity to meet the needs of children, young people and their families within a multidisciplinary inter agency framework.

We are looking for an enthusiastic forward-thinking children's nurse, community experience would be an advantage but not essential. You will be a highly motivated independent practitioner with sound evidence based skills. The post holder will manage a varied caseload, act as a resource for an identified area of clinical special interest and contribute to the on-going development of the CCN team.

We're thrilled that you are thinking of joining our children's nursing team in Hillingdon!

Main duties of the job

Hillingdon is the second largest borough in London, located 14 miles from the centre, home to Heathrow Airport. Hillingdon is also where town and country meet boasting 800 acres of woodland, country parks, fields and farms, several rivers and the Grand Union Canal.

Please note: Car owner, driver is essential.

The Children's Community Nursing Team provides clinical nursing care, training and support to children, young people (aged 0-19) and their carer's at home or other community settings, enabling them to remain safely in the community and transition to adult services where appropriate.

What we offer:
  • clinical supervision, regular appraisal and support in achieving your personal development plan as well as peer support from colleagues in similar roles
  • Buy & Sell Annual Leave
  • an attractive pension scheme (including a tax-free lump sum on retirement and family benefits for dependants ill health retirement benefits and life assurance cover of twice your annual pay).
  • Discounts and savings at hundreds of retailers nationwide with My Trust Benefits: You can save money on your weekly food shops, household bills, toiletries, and cosmetics, cinema tickets, meals out and holidays or weekend breaks.

About us

Our team look after the following children and young people in the community:
  • Children with acute and short-term conditions
  • Children with long term conditions
  • Children with disabilities and complex conditions, including neonates
  • Children with life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including palliative and end-of-life-care

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Diane Hart Clinical Manager Community Children's Nursing Team on 01895 488480

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation.

You will be part of the Children's Community Nursing Team (CCNT) in Hillingdon, working closely with the children's nurses, school staff, other allied health professionals and medical staff at Hillingdon Hospital as well as the specialist dietitian.. You will also be part of a wider peer supervision group of children's nurses to support evidence based practice and innovation.

We are a flexible and friendly team, who are keen to provide you the working environment for you to thrive and progress in

Job description

Job responsibilities

Community Childrens nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Community Childrens nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.

Clinical Outcomes

Community Childrens nurses often work with people who have complex needs and contribute to the effectiveness of services by:
  • Being confident, autonomous practitioners who take responsibility for the care they give to patients but also take responsibility for overseeing the work of others in the team including less experienced nurses and staff without a professional qualification
  • Providing skilled, evidence based nursing care which adheres to agreed policies and procedures
  • Working with patients and families in all stages of the care planning process including assessing risks and needs
  • Acting as patient advocates in the multi-disciplinary team and overseeing the work of others to ensure that they are also responding to the needs of patients and providing clinically effective care
  • Working as autonomous practitioners and taking responsibility for the care they give to patients but also work as team members
  • Contributing to creating and maintaining high performing teams by:
  • communicating well with all members of the team
  • understanding their role in the team and how they help the team achieve its objectives
  • reflecting on their own practice regularly and encouraging the whole team to reflect on their practices in handovers and team meetings
  • encouraging the team to learn from adverse events or respond to data analysis from audits or benchmarking exercises and implement sustainable initiatives which improve clinical outcomes.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Experience


  • Child branch/RSCN
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Previous experience as band 5 or band 6
  • Communicating with MDT
  • Assessing and care planning
  • experience of safeguarding
  • Car driver ad access to car


  • community experience
  • Prescribing

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Laurel Lodge Clinic

Harlington Road



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