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Senior Community Children's Nurse

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
We are looking for a band 5 or 6 Children's Nurse RSCN or RN (child) with experience, knowledge and skills in nursing children with complex health and special needs to join our Children's Community Nurse team as a Senior Community Children's Nurse.

Our Children's Community Nursing pathway works across Devon to provide a high quality, responsive and dynamic service for children and young people in the community setting.

You will care for children who attend special school and have a wide variety of complex health conditions. You will work in partnership with the school, other health service providers and agencies to provide exceptional levels of nursing care to our patients. You will promote inclusion and strive to continually improve care with the involvement of patients and families.

You should have proven experience of working with children who have acute and complex medical conditions and be confident in providing training to their carers. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work well within a team environment, be able to work autonomously and ideally have community nursing experience.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist nursing support, advice and interventions within the multiagency ethos of children and family health services for children and their families.
  • To assist in promoting the health and well-being of children with complex nursing needs, to enable them to achieve the maximum benefit from their educational opportunities.
  • To provide case management of an identified caseload of children with highly complex and/or long term conditions by utilising and promoting evidence based care.
  • To provide nursing care, support, training, advice and education to children, families and carers in order to meet the children's health needs in the school and community environment.
  • To provide children and young people with the opportunity to express their views in an individually appropriate way, having to have their opinions taken into account to develop the services
  • To support symptom management at end of life within the community setting including providing on call cover for provision of care outside of normal working hours (role dependent)

About us

Why work with us -The Children's Community Nursing team works closely together to provide a high quality responsive and dynamic service for children and young people in the community setting across Devon.

We work in partnership with other health service providers and other agencies, both statutory and voluntary, to provide exceptional levels of nursing care to infants, children and young people and strive to continually improve care with the involvement of patients and families.

This is your chance to develop within a progressive and innovative service that is children, young people, families and staff focused.

Wellbeing of staff within the team remains a priority along with the delivery of excellent safe care to the children & families that we support. Youcan be sure that they will be well supported within a friendly and compassionate team who value the contribution of each individual team member.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working pattern: Your core hours will be 30 hours per week, with the ability to work flexibly across the 09.00-17.00 week day service. Whilst this is a Permanent contract, we would be open to discussing and exploring a term time contract to better support you create a healthy work life balance.

For further details around this, please contact Clinical Team Leader Rachel Wood before applying.

Please see our attached job description and person specification form for full details.

Person Specification



  • RN Child or RSCN qualification
  • Current registration with NMC


  • Community Specialist Practitioner Degree or diploma (or substantial documented experience of working in the community).
  • Degree level qualification in nursing.
  • Non-medical prescriber V100 or V300



  • Significant experience of working within the community / primary care setting.
  • Proven experience of working with children with complex medical needs, special needs and life limiting conditions.
  • Able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary interagency team.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, balancing numerous demands and meeting deadlines.
  • Evidence of the implementation of risk and assessments.


  • Experience of Children & Young People with tracheostomy and long term ventilation
  • Training qualification or experience



  • Knowledge of NHS IT systems
  • Ability to maintain accurate records within professional and organisational guidelines and process.
  • Good working knowledge of Children's safeguarding processes

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Ellen Tinkham School

Hollow lane



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