Children's Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

An exciting band 5 fixed term vacancy has arisen within the children's community nursing team. This vacancy will allow the successful candidate to gain experience of nursing children and young people in different environments, being innovative with the care provided while also ensuring this remains holistic in its delivery. The vacancy is within a dynamic and nurturing team offering opportunities for learning and enhancing your clinical skill set. The successful candidate will be required to hold a clinical caseload of complex, chronic and acutely unwell children. Will undertake clinical assessments and deliver clinical interventions requiring a variety of skills to a high level. The post holder will be expected to be a confident autonomous practitioner, whilst also being able to work within a team.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, professional and conscientious with good attention to detail, the ability to prioritise effectively to meet the needs of the service and be a team player. We are looking for an individual who has excellent organisational and communication skills, verbal and written, and who is computer literate.

The successful candidate will undergo Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health clearances. The role requires travel to patient homes, respite and other care/educational settings, and involves close working with clinicians in acute hospitals and external agencies.

Main duties of the job

This post is community based meaning the successful candidate will need to travel to and between a variety of different settings throughout South Norfolk, North Norfolk and Norwich to undertake clinical assessments and perform clinical interventions.

About us

  • To act in accordance with the Norfolk Safeguarding Childrens Board policies and procedures in relation to child protection issues. To attend annual update session for Level 3 safeguarding training.
  • To apply analytical skills through application of Framework for Assessment of Need in order to support assessment process, report writing.
  • To collect data as required on caseload activity
  • To participate in clinical and child protection supervision according to Trust policy.
  • To evaluate and develop own knowledge and practice using personal development plans and appropriate learning opportunities in order to apply learning to future practice.
  • To be cost effective in the use of resources.
  • Ensure that all practice is in accordance with the recent NMC Code: Standards of practice and behaviour: Standards for Medicines Management and Standards for Record keeping.
  • Co-operate fully with the implementation of the Trusts Health and Safety arrangements, reporting accidents/incidents to the Clinical Lead or to a senior nurse in the absence of the Clinical Lead, and initiating a full investigation in a timely manner, whilst taking responsibility to complete appropriate documentation.

Job description

Job responsibilities


    • The post holder will be expected to participate as part of an integrated nursing team using a person centred approach access, plan, implement and evaluate care delivered
    • To provide quality care to children and young people in partnership with their families and or carer(s) as commissioned and described within the service specification.
    • Assess the health and nursing needs of children and young people within the individual care environment. To develop, implement and evaluate nursing care plans in partnership with the child/young persons families and or carer(s) whilst working in close co-operation with other disciplines and service providers
    • To assist the training of less experienced registered staff, nursing auxiliaries, health care assistants and student nurses ensuring compliance to NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice
    • To provide, implement and regularly assess the teaching of specific nursing techniques, including invasive procedures to identified staff in a variety of settings.
    • To undertake a variety of risk assessment as required.
    • To support and train parents/carer(s) where risk assessed as being capable in medical interventions
    • To support and train parents/carer(s) in the correct use of identified medical equipment
    • Administer medications, treatments and interventions as prescribed and to monitor their effects.


    • To act as a specialist support, educator and resource to all other relevant professionals e.g. health, education, social care and voluntary agencies.
    • To offer and provide relevant training and support and advice to teaching welfare and social services staff in relation to children and young peoples individual needs.
    • To support the clinical leads and modern matron to meet the changing needs of children/young people with complex health care needs.
    • To work with the clinical leads and modern matron to develop evidence based practice by utilising research and auditing clinical effectiveness for the children in the community.
    • To contribute to the development of guidelines, protocols and care pathways for the management of children with complex surgical problems, enteral feeding, oxygen, catheterisation etc.
    • Ensure that all practice is in accordance with the most recent NMC Code: Standards of practice and behaviour: Standards for Medicines, Management and Standards of Record Keeping
    • To comply with all policies, procedures, clinical protocols, standards and guidelines based on legislation, evidence based nursing practice and NMC guidelines for conduct and professional practice.
    • Ensures accurate record keeping as per Trust policy and NMC Guidelines.
    • Adhere to the Medicines Management Code and NMC Standards for the safe keeping and administration of medicine.
    • Contribute to the accuracy of statistical returns.
    • Maintain awareness of clinical and professional developments in nursing and participate in nursing research to enhance patient care.
    • To actively participate in the Trust, management, clinical supervision and safeguarding supervision.
    • Attend staff meetings, training sessions and courses required.
    • Provide support, guidance and supervision and direct reports as required.
    • To provide training and advice to teaching staff in relation to childrens individual health needs, using individual health care plans.
    • To identify health education needs, develop and facilitate health promotion activities for individual children and their families/carers which minimise ill health and help attain optimum health potential.
    • To promote and maintain effective communication and working relationships within the integrated team and also with other relevant professional groups as appropriate.
    • To liaise with and refer to other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure high standards of care to children and families and maintain effective liaison with primary care teams, acute sector, education, social care and voluntary organisations.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse/children's nurse/sick children's nurse


  • First Level Degree
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • Community Nursing/Specialist practitioner qualification



  • Post qualification clinical experience
  • Working with children and young people with complex/life limiting conditions
  • Experience of safeguarding


  • Evidence of partnership working
  • Experience of children's community nursing
  • Teaching experience

Skills, Abilitites and Knowledge


  • Evidence of holistic care provision to children, young people and their families
  • Partnership working
  • Decision making skills
  • Clinical and decision making skills
  • IT literate


  • Clinical audit experience
  • Intravenous administration
  • Experience with central access devices



  • Evidence of good communication skills both verbal and non-verbal

Personal and people development


  • Motivated and enthusiastic


  • Post Qualification studies

Personal attributes/behaviours


  • Commitment to post qualification studies
  • innovation in practice


  • Experience of service evaluation/audit



  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Ability to travel

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

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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

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Nicole Parish-Bailey


Date posted

05 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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