Children's Continuing care Nurse Specialist
ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Are you ready for an exciting and varied career change? If so, SCYPS is looking for you! We are looking for an experienced children's community nurse with specialist experience of caring for children with continuing care needs in the community setting to join our existing continuing care nurse as maternity cover.
The Continuing care team is one of the teams which make up the Community Children's Nursing Service (CCNS) as a component of Specialist Children and Young Peoples Service (SCYPS) who provide a range of services to support children and young people who reside within the London Borough of Newham. There is strong nurse leadership within the service and this post sits within a wider senior management team.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a paediatric nurse with a strong commitment to work in partnership with children, young people and their families in order to provide evidence based, holistic health care and make a positive difference to their lives. The post holder will also need to have experience of staff management as the role supports junior staff working in the community setting.
The post holder will have skills in clinical assessment, individual needs assessment and care planning including experience with the decision support tool from the continuing care framework. Essential experience also includes caring for the child with long term ventilation needs, including tracheostomy care and being confident to teach and assess staff in these areas. An essential aspect to this role is working as part of a team, as the team works with many different professionals and agencies. Good communication skills are a must alongside a flexible and forward thinking attitude.
You need to be a RN (child) or RSCN, holding current NMC registration to be considered for this post.
Working for our organisation
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please for further information regarding this post or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Greta Barnard or Rebecca Daniels (Matron) on 0203 738 7063 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Education/ Qualification/ Training
- RSCN/RN Child Branch
- Mentorship qualification
- Evidence of continued professional development.
- 1 st Level degree or willingness to undertake
- Counselling Qualification
- Significant community experience.
- Significant experience of working with children with complex and life limiting conditions.
- Experience of inter-agency working.
- Experience of managing staff and resources.
- Experience of the working with continuing care frameworks.
- Experience managing complex discharges from hospital to community
- Experience of performance and sickness management of staff.
- Experience of managing complaints and incidents.
- Experience of personal health budgets and Education health care plans
Knowledge and Skills
- Experienced practitioner in long term ventilation and tracheostomy care
- An expert in assessing the holistic needs of children with complex needs designing subsequent packages of care.
- An advocate for children, young people and their families.
- Excellent knowledge of the NHS framework for continuing care.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including providing and receiving sensitive or contentious information.
- Excellent teaching skills with an ability to adapt these for use with health care support workers, parents, children and young people.
- Able to represent health at integrated service meetings presenting findings of continuing care assessments.
- Knowledge and understanding of child health needs across a culturally diverse population.
- Act as a specialist resource for children, young people, their families and inter agency staff in planning end of life care.
- Compassion and sensitivity in engaging and building supportive working relationships with children and families experiencing distress and major life transitions
- Willingness to work on call rota to support out of hours care
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rebecca DANIELS
- Job title
- Community Children’s Matron
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0203 7387063