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Community Children's Nurse

Employer
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Dorchester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
  • To work as part of the team to provide nursing assessments, interventions and nursing care to children, young people and families on the caseload.
  • To work as part of a mixed skill team in partnership with children and families/carers to implement individualised care plans to meet medical and nursing needs.
  • To carry a caseload and act as lead professional.
  • To provide leadership and act as team leader if required, advising schools and partners.
  • To support other bands of staff in gaining knowledge and skills to enable high quality care for children.
  • To participate as part of a skilled mix team and within sphere of competence.
  • To be an advocate for the child, young person and family to ensure their holistic needs are met.
  • Participate in an on call rota for children's community nursing teams.

Previous Applicants need NOT apply

Main duties of the job

  • To make clinical judgements based on specialist assessment, planning, implementing and monitoring of the child in the community setting with a nursing need, categorised into four main groups (Department of Health, 2011)
  • Children with acute and short-term conditions
  • Children with long-term conditions
  • Children with disabilities and complex conditions.
  • Children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
    • To work autonomously as well as part of a team/integrated agency approach in provision of high quality, evidenced based care
    • To support and supervise staff ensuring safe care in the community and minimise risk. This may include professional mentoring of junior staff and nursing students. Staff appraisals, 1:1's and practice assessor role will be required.
    • To escalate situations to the appropriate professional or service, where there are a number of complicated aspects to take into account and a solution is difficult to identify. This may include advanced clinical assessment needing specialist medical review, requirement for specialist equipment to support a clinical need, additional support from a socio-economic perspective.
    • To analyse any concerns raised by the child/young person (CYP) and family or caregiver and resolve/signpost this accordingly. This may include an event, problem encountered with equipment, or recognition of signs and symptoms that require patient assessment and/or specialist management.

    Previous Applicants need NOT apply

    About us

    Due to promotions within the service, we currently have two exciting opportunities to join the Dorchester's Children's Community Nursing Team as a Band 6 Children's Community Nurse.

    This post holder will work within the Children's Community Nursing Team, visiting children in the community with a wide range of conditions and health needs.

    The role will include nursing care, training and supporting families as well as deputising for senior team members and supporting student nurses.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • To make clinical judgements based on specialist assessment, planning, implementing and monitoring of the child in the community setting with a nursing need, categorised into four main groups (Department of Health, 2011)
  • Children with acute and short-term conditions
  • Children with long-term conditions
  • Children with disabilities and complex conditions.
  • Children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

  • Please see the job description and person specification for full details.

    Person Specification

    Knowledge/Skills

    Essential

    • Significant experience of children's nursing post registration [RNC]
    • Knowledge and experience working with children who have Complex, Chronic, and palliative care needs
    • Experience of End of Life care and willingness to develop skills
    • Ability to recognise, take appropriate action and contribute to the child/adult protection process in order to safeguard children and young people
    • Ability to work in a flexible manner and prioritise according to the demands of the situation, time and workload management.
    • Understanding of Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties as it applies to children and young people


    Desirable

    • Understanding of professional nursing Issues and the pillars of clinical governance including experience of audit


    Education & Qualification

    Essential

    • Registered Children's Nurse (RSCN/RCN)
    • Teaching Qualification or equivalent
    • Evidence of continuous professional development


    Desirable

    • Holds a degree in a relevant health related subject


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Williams Avenue

    Dorchester

    DT1 2JY

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    405-24-NUR170CC-B

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