Children's Staff Nurse (Complex Needs)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Burnley, Preston
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to expand our Children's Complex Needs Nursing Team and recruit a highly skilled, forward thinking and enthusiastic children's nurse based at St Peters HC, Burnley and Ashton HC, Preston. The Complex Packages of Care (CPOC) is a service that delivers direct care and support to children with very complex physical health needs and their families in their home and in other environments such as schools.

Our service provides support to families over a 24 hour period, 7 days per week. You need to have a flexible approach as this can include traveling across the Lancashire footprint and also to the Specialist Centres such as Alder Hey and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. As part of the role you will be required work some unsociable hours including night shifts and weekends.

This role involves working across our nurse packages, with the opportunity to use and build upon your clinical skills in, administration of intravenous infusions via a central lines, administration of medication, wound care assessment and management including application of specialist dressings, respiratory assessments and interventions including basic life support, oxygen administration, bowel and bladder management, including supporting with self-catheterisation and vesiscostomy management, Blood sugar monitoring and control, enteral feeding support and also working with child with VP Shunt in-situ.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the Complex Packages of Care (CPOC) team providing a nursing service for children referred for assessment and intervention.

The post holder will be responsible for assessment of need, intervention and treatment provision as indicated for a wide variety of conditions (this may include chronic, complex, disabling life limiting and challenging illnesses) within the area of nursing.

The post holder will be responsible for the comprehensive assessment of children and young people with diverse presentations, using investigative and analytical skills, to formulate a hypotheses in order to determine appropriate interventions and goals.

To establish individualized management and treatment plans, using clinical

reasoning and utilizing a range of evidence based treatment skills and options to formulate interventions and programmes of care.

To participate in the delivery of training programmes and information packages for colleagues in health, education voluntary sector organizations, and parents / carers.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • -Professional Degree or equivalent
  • -Registered nurse qualification child branch
  • -Current Professional Registration with NMC
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework & implications for practice, including audit and research governance
  • Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools for children with diverse needs.
  • Knowledge of a range of therapy techniques and programmes for children with diverse needs/ related to client group
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of recent and relevant post graduate experience encompassing the field of practice that demonstrates an in depth knowledge of area
  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs and their families in community/non clinical setting
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to manage children with challenging behaviours

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