Sister Community & Outreach

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

Community Paediatric Sister/ Charge Nurse

Full Time

1 x Permanent post

1 x Temporary post for 9/12

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our existing Children's Community Nursing Outreach Team.

We are looking to recruit experienced Children's nurses who are ready for a new challenge to work autonomously and as part of a dynamic and supportive team.

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care within the local community and acts as a Case Load Holder, for a defined geographical area.

The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care, and to assist with the training and supervision of junior and unqualified staff.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly over seven days.

The post holder will be expected to undertake a clinical shift once a month on the Paediatric Unit to maintain competencies in order to support the Unit if required.

Main duties of the job

To initiate and co-ordinate effective care planning, liaising with the multi-disciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary, with support from senior nursing staff.

To report any concerns to senior manager in relation to patient care, the community environment, staffing, child protection, accidents or incidents or any other issues that may affect the service provided.

To ensure a risk assessment is undertaken before visiting any family and that attention to lone working policy and guidelines is observed.

To work as a member of the team providing skilled, evidence based nursing care to children and their families, working safely and effectively with patients requiring varying levels of nursing dependency within the local community.

About us

The CCNOT service has recently undergone an exciting new phase to develop and expand the service to provide care and support to families in West Lancashire as well as North Sefton .

Therefore, you will be involved in supporting the service and team development and will work innovatively and collaboratively with your colleagues and other agencies to provide a seamless service for the child and family.

Applicants must be willing to work flexibly and collaboratively within the team to provide a seven day service for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

We welcome applicants who can work autonomously, demonstrate resilience and enthusiasm, have excellent communication/decision making skills and who are passionate about Childrens Community Nursing.

You will be responsible for providing high quality and responsive care to support the early discharge from hospital of children and families in their own homes. And will be taking referrals from other community agencies to prevent admission/attendance to hospital as well as facilitating care closer to home in some community clinic settings.

To work in partnership with the children and their families, encouraging and supporting their involvement in the care required, and assisting patients to fulfil their activities of daily living.

To accurately observe patients condition, record and interpret clinical observations and initiate appropriate action / interventions, seeking advice from appropriate senior / medical colleagues.

Able to organise own workload and prioritise daily workload for allocated patients ensuring that the interests / needs of the patients are met.

To develop nursing practice within the clinical area to the highest possible standard.

To have an awareness of the psychological, social and emotional needs of the child and family and to provide appropriate support.

To safely use and maintain clinical equipment after receiving relevant training and to participate with the checking of equipment in the childs home according to manufacturers instructions/national or local guidance and ensure the necessary stock is ordered.To undertake nursing duties according to Trust policies and procedures.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual programmes of care in partnership with parents / carers and supervise/ assist other staff / students.

To communicate effectively with patients, parents / carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring confidentiality is maintained.

To develop and participate in any teaching sessions, research activities by collecting data as required or audit projects as requested.

To be responsible for maintaining accurate patient records within agreed Trust and NMC standards, ensuring that all record keeping is maintained to a high standard and all documents are dated, legible and legally signed.

To administer and calculate drugs as prescribed with safety and accuracy within the NMC and Trust policies and guidelines.

Advert date - 6th May 2022

Closing date - 24th May 2022

Proposed Shortlisting date - 25th May 2022

Proposed Interview date - 7th June 2022

Person Specification



  • RN (Child) / RSCN
  • Degree or actively working towards
  • ENB 998 mentorship course or equivalent


  • First Line Management qualification or equivalent
  • Paediatric Clinical Assessment skills module

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience in autonomous decision making, and management of own workload.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Knowledge / experience in community nursing

Skills & Abilities


  • Up to date and highly developed clinical skills in order to ensure quality of services being provided
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and have a flexible approach with respect to responsibilities.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to prioritise and use initiative
  • Basic IT skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust



Wigan Rd.


L39 2AZ

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Karen Greenwood


Date posted

06 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£31,365 to £37,890 a year per annum,pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations


Wigan Rd.


L39 2AZ

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