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Team Leader Complex Care

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opening in our team to cover Maternity leave for 12 months on a fixed term or secondment . This is a great opportunity for an experienced Children's Nurse to join our dynamic and friendly Children's Community Complex Care Team.

As the team leader you will be responsible for managing a team of nurses and support workers. You will also be responsible for overseeing the completion of the continuing care assessments and the provision of care packages.

We are looking for a motivated individual with excellent communication skills.

You will act as a role model, demonstrating high standards of care and provide clinical leadership. You will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating children's nursing care in the community setting. Knowledge of the children's continuing care framework and partnership working with the commissioners and the multi-disciplinary teams are vital to this role.

You will need to be able to work flexibly. Although the role is predominantly office hours, Monday to Friday, the service is 24 hours and you will on occasions be required to work nights and weekends to cover shifts and supervise Band 3 support workers.

You will also be required to deputise for the Head of Service / Matron in their absence.

In return we can offer you a supportive working environment and professional development opportunities.

Applicants must have a valid driving license and access to a vehicle.

Main duties of the job

  • To have day-to-day leadership, management and development responsibility of a dedicated children's service and to hold a designated paediatric caseload.
  • To work as an autonomous clinician in a defined area to develop and provide expert clinical advice, support and care to a defined group of patients.
  • To oversee the completion of the children's continuing care assessments, work in collaboration with the commissioners to offer appropriate care provision.
  • Monitor and review the implementation of treatment plans and make changes within agreed protocols, pathways or models for clinical effectiveness.
  • Empower children and young people and their families/ carers through appropriate support and education.
  • To establish and maintain individual and team communication networks within primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to ensure multi-disciplinary and multi-agency training programmes.
  • Develop working relationships with primary, secondary and tertiary clinicians to ensure patient care is of a high quality and appropriately delivered and be a source of clinical expertise for other practitioners
  • Develop protocols and pathways of care based on current evidence based guidelines to ensure best practice.
  • Provide clinical supervision and leadership, to ensure high clinical standards, and to facilitate the development of individual team members.
  • To work with the Children's Community Nursing Manager in developing services particular to children's complex care.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN Child Registered on NMC register.
  • Teaching certificate.
  • First level degree in relevant subject.


  • BSc Specialist practitioner degree in children's community nursing.
  • Working towards Masters level.
  • Advanced Communication skills.
  • Leadership and Management Qualification



  • Wide range of clinical skills in children's complex care. (Including long term ventilation, tracheostomy management, compromised airways and Acquired Brain Injuries).
  • Proficient IT skills with good use of Microsoft Word, Excel, EPR (Electronic Patient Records) etc.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Up to date knowledge and skills in caring for children with complex care needs.
  • Understanding of the holistic needs of children and families with complex care needs.
  • Understanding of the commissioning cycle and NHS budgets.
  • Previous experience of mentoring and assessing pre -Reg /TNA /CSP students


  • Knowledge of research methodology and application to practice.



  • Previous community experience.
  • Significant post registration experience at band 6 level with clinical skills that include Invasive and non invasive ventilation tracheostomy, oxygen therapy, suctioning, gastrostomy care.
  • Experience of successfully managing the implementation of change.
  • Experience in identifying education and training needs of staff.
  • Previous experience with audit/quality initiatives
  • Experience of multidisciplinary/multi- agency working.
  • Leadership/Management experience.


  • Experience in arranging study days regarding teaching groups i.e families, nurseries, schools and other nurses teams.
  • Experience of caring for children in an integrated team including palliative care and special needs school nurses
  • Exposure if resource management including staff and budget management



  • Committed to delivering high standards of patient care.
  • Commitment to family centered care in the community
  • Flexible approach to working and hours
  • Motivated and able to inspire others.
  • Uphold Trust values and behaviours.
  • Emotional Resilience



  • Car driver and access to car for work

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Longsight Health Centre

526-528 Stockport Road


M13 0RR

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