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Children's Community Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 35,392-42,618per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
We have a great opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our Children and Young Peoples 's Community Nursing Service team.

The post is a nursing role within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) Children and Young Peoples 's Community Nursing Service (CYPCNS), focused on the clinical and associated public health nursing of children, young people and their families. The Service is a 7-day service.

The Children & Young People's (CYP) Community Nurse (CCN) will contribute to the development of the local Children's Community Nursing Team and countywide CYPCNS together with the Team Lead and senior nurses, helping to ensure that policy and practice is developed and delivered in line with Trust and national best practice standards.

The post holder will have a key role in delivering specialist community nursing for the children and young people on the CYPCN caseload. They will provide up-to-date knowledge and skills for the nursing management and care of children in the community setting. They will liaise with clinical experts for the provision of specialist knowledge, skills and leadership as required.

As a Registered Nurse - Child, they will promote the health and wellbeing of children and their families and ensure the provision of high quality, safe nursing care to children and families on the caseload. They will work closely with other health professionals within the Trust and across the health economy, as well as with statutory and third sector agencies.

Main duties of the job

Deliver and help maintain excellent nursing care and practice standards within the CYPCN Team, helping to review where needed.

Work together with the CYPCN Team Lead to help ensure the consistent delivery of safe quality nursing care for children on the caseload.

Help implement and write children's clinical policies and standards, maintaining other standards and clinical policies in line with SCFT requirements, helping to evaluate and adjust as required, in partnership with Team Lead, Matrons, General Manager and other senior CCN's.

Help manage development and performance within the CYPCN team and ensure together with Team Lead that supervision and appraisals for junior staff are completed and ensure feedback on performance is given at regular intervals throughout the year.

Educate and support junior staff/peers offering leadership surrounding continual professional development and performance of best clinical practice.

Ensure health records are maintained and compliant with Trust policy and keep accurate, legible, contemporaneous records and written reports as required.

Assist the Team Lead, Safeguarding Team and General manager in co-ordinating child protection processes in accordance with Trust policy whilst supporting junior staff in understanding and exercising the Trust safeguarding policy and Sussex procedures.

About us

As the largest provider of community healthcare services in Sussex, our teams help people to plan for and manage changes to their health, supporting patients and their families to live more independently. We employ over 5,000 full and part time staff, and provide community services to a population of 1.3 million people.

Each year our dedicated clinicians see adult or child patients more than 2.6 million times, caring for people from their earliest moments right up to the final stages of their life.

SCFT teams deliver a range of health and care services to more than 9,000 people every day, working in care homes, clinics, intermediate care units, people's own homes, GP surgeries, schools and other community venues across the region.

Our vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community and achieving the highest level of service is our top priority.We develop and nurture our staff, and recognise that they are our greatest asset.

We give them clear career pathways, support their wellbeing, recognise and value their diversity and provide them with the leadership, skills and knowledge they need to deliver the best care for our patients now and in the future.

Jobs are available in a wide variety of services, both adult and children's, at locations across East and West Sussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of quality nursing care, support, information and advice, for a delegated CYPCN Team caseload, helping to ensure that appropriate resources are available to assist in providing this care.
  • Support and educate staff offering clinical specialist knowledge and skills for the delivery of nursing care for children in the CYPCN Team caseload.
  • Maintain excellent communication channels with service stakeholders. Engaging in cross boundary partnership working including the child and family/carer, to help develop seamless care provision. This includes working with health care, social care and education as well as relevant charities including the local hospices.
  • Help develop, implement and review clinical protocols and standard operating procedures which assist in delivering safe care and best nursing practice.
  • Develop clinical skills and knowledge within the team, ensuring the relevant clinical skills required for management of safe nursing care are maintained.
  • Provide teaching regarding the use of equipment and treatment regimes in the community for children, families/carers and staff involved.
  • Ensure concise and accurate documentation of care interventions, including telephone advice and support are documented and recorded.
  • Act as a resource and role model of childrens community nursing specialist practice to all other professionals and work colleagues.

Please see attached job description for further details

Person Specification



  • RN Child / RSCN (or experience of working with children in acute / community healthcare)
  • Continued professional development, including evidence or reflective practice in service training, any course attended and clinical experience gained
  • A recognised teaching and assessing qualification, 998 or Learning Through Mentorship


  • Iv Competent
  • Child physical assessment module level 3



  • To have at least 2 years' experience working with young people
  • Experience of planning, managing and co-ordinating programmes of care in collaboration with other allied health, social, education and volunteer agencies
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate to the role
  • Experience of teaching
  • Evidence of post registration professional development within the last three years.


  • Experience of clinical audit



  • Ability to care for children
  • Able to teach and educate students, families and carers
  • Able to liaise with professionals on all levels
  • To understand the significance of the role that the nurse plays in ensuring the optimum health and well-being of the young person
  • Proficient clinical assessment and care planning skills
  • Knowledge of children's safeguarding procedures
  • Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and engage with staff, children and families who may be experiencing difficult circumstances.
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Crawley Hospital

West Green Drive


RH11 7DH

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