The Birches Respite Team are part of the Children and Young People's Community Nursing service. A vacancy has arisen within the Respite Team for an experienced paediatric nurse. This role offers a valuable opportunity to be part of an innovative service, develop your professional expertise and make a difference where it matters.
We are looking for someone with extensive experience in caring for children with complex health needs and in particular long-term ventilation. Community experience is desirable but not essential. Experience working in ITU or a high dependency unit would be valuable. Good communication skills are essential. Problem solving, ability to work independently as well as working as part of a large and diverse team are all characteristics we are looking for in applicants.
The successful candidate will be supported in the role by a clinical lead for continuing care, a clinical education team and clinical nurse specialists as well as the operational management team. You will benefit from ongoing professional development and support via clinical and managerial supervision. Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.
Main duties of the job For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
We are looking for someone with compassion and commitment. In return you will be part of a service that is warm and friendly and is committed to the children we support. The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.
The families we support reflect the rich diversity of multicultural society that makes Coventry a special place to work. We would actively welcome applicants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds whose skills and life experiences will enrich the services we provide.
The post will at times involve working shifts, to include nights and weekends. Participation in the service on-call is also required following the necessary induction.
Ability to travel around the city is essential.
The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.
Job description Job responsibilities For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
The post will primarily involve supporting children who meet continuing care criteria and require support at home, in school and respite settings because they are long term ventilated or have complex physical health needs. As caseload manager for these children you will provide a holistic approach to their care in the community manage their discharge from hospital including the training of the staff working with the child and family. Skills in risk assessment, careplanning and managing equipment and resources are essential.
In addition to clinical practice the post holder will act as caseload manager for a designated caseload as well as mentoring and supporting more junior members of the team and students.
Currently the Team will also require the post to support the residential unit so the willingness to work a 24 hours shift pattern is essential.
You will demonstrate first level qualification of Child Branch or RGN with an RSCN qualification. ENB 998 or equivalent teaching qualification essential. We will consider candidates who have a learning disability qualification if they can demonstrate extensive experience working with children with complex health needs including ventilation.
Person Specification Other Essential
- Car owner/driver, or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job - and be prepared to be insured for business use. (It is unlikely that public transport will meet this requirement). If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.
Qualifications/ experience Essential
- Registered Children Nurse or LD nurse with significant experience working with children with complex health needs
- Experience working with Children with long term ventilation needs
- Experience of managing / supporting staff
- Demonstate a wide range of relevant clinical skills
- Teaching qualification or proven experience
- Experience working in community setting
- Nursing degree
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