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Band 6 Designated Nurse Assessor

Job Reference: 074-2101-B3477

CSH Surrey
074 North East Quadrant Continuing Healthcare Team CF04 L6
Jarvis Centre, Guildford, Surrey
£26,565 to £35,577 + HCAS

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Outer London ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!


B6 Designated Nurse Assessor role CCHT

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Children’s Continuing Healthcare Team!

We are looking for a Senior Registered Children’s Nurse to join our Children’s Continuing Healthcare Team and undertake the clinical health needs assessments of the children referred for Continuing Healthcare Funding from the CCG. This is an opportunity to join a skilled, dynamic, passionate and dedicated team who provide the care packages which support children with complex and often life limiting health needs live in their own homes. This is a key role and we are looking for a highly professional and experienced RNC who has excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and an ability to remain objective and liaise closely with the Members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, family child or young person. You will be required to travel across the county of Surrey, as well as travelling to both the London and South East Coast Tertiary Hospitals on a regular basis. You will also be supporting the Senior Staff Nurse Team with the caseload management when required and participate in the clinical On Call rota on a regular basis.

You will play a vital role in the smooth discharge planning of the child or young person, working with the childs named nurse lead on the clinical health needs assessment of children and young people, care of the children, ensuring their care planning, equipment and care package are delivered effectively and efficiently. You will also be a self-starter who enjoys working independently and is able to manage your workload effectively.

A key part of the Continuing Healthcare Teams role is to train staff caring for the children, you will as part of your role be asked to assist with this training programme, including staff not in receipt of direct care packages but staff of families who may employ themselves, therefore experience in delivering training and effectively assessing competencies is required.

If successful, you will join a positive team that in December 2016 won a Team Spirit Award for their commitment to promoting the children’s abilities to be independent and access nursery, school and after school clubs. They have also created training and competency sign off packs, care and escalation plans, and clear processes and procedures to help ensure everyone within the team operates safely and feels confident and supported in their roles. The team communication, mentorship and support are excellent.

Ideally you will already have experience of working with children with complex and life-limited health needs, including ventilation and tracheostomy experience, in addition experience of working with children in the community would be an advantage. We provide excellent training, including mentorship courses, as well as access to training provided by specialist hospitals, such the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. Our specially designed training room recreates a child’s bedroom and has all the equipment needed to teach others how to care for a child, including ventilators, suction machine, a cot and mannequins to enable demonstration and practical skills training in tracheostomy care.

You will work mainly Monday to Friday however you will on occasions be required to work some unsocial hours to provide training to staff, evenings, and weekends, and you will also be required to participate in the clinical On Call Rota on a regular rota basis.

In summary

If you want to work for a different type of NHS employer where you will play a vital role in leading on the support and provision of care packages, working with the Multi-disciplinary Team including the tertiary hospitals, training and supporting our children’s carers to care for children with complex needs and their families, and your passion is delivering high quality, compassionate and sensitive care, we want to hear from you!

Employed by CSH Surrey as part of the Surrey-wide Children and Family Health Surrey service

CSH Surrey is one of three NHS partners that provide the Children and Family Health Surrey service. The other two partners are First Community Health and Care, and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Together, we provide one Surrey-wide community health service for children and young people from 0 to 19 years of age (up to 25 years for young adults with additional needs) and their families and carers. This service includes the Complex Needs Nursing Team.

The Children and Family Health Surrey service brings together physical and emotional health services designed around the needs of the children, young people and their families. These include health visiting, school-age nursing and immunisations, therapies (dietetics, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy), emotional wellbeing services and specialist health services for children with additional medical, physical and learning disability needs.

For further information, please contact Sarah Taylor Service Development Manager Children’s Continuing Healthcare Team on 01483 783157

Please note this post may close earlier than the stated closing date if sufficient applications are received, therefore if interested please submit your application for consideration as soon as possible.

Our preferred method of contact is by email. Please check your email regularly following the closing date.

Golden Hello

Golden Hello for substantive:

Band 5 and Band 6 posts for Community Qualified Nurses Community Hospital Qualified Nurses (except Managerial post, for example Ward Manager)

PaediatricOccupational Therapists

Speech and Language Therapists

This is not applicable for Band 7 and Band 8 posts. Or bank posts.

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in 2 instalments - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI in the usual way. Please see Golden Hello guidelines for Terms and Conditions.


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