County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Children's nurse to join our community nursing service, supporting children being cared for at home and facilitating early discharge from the acute wards. The postholder would join our existing team of Children's community nurses visiting children at home within the County Durham and Darlington area.
Main duties of the job
1. In conjunction with the Community Manager and Matron ensure that standards of care for the paediatric service are delivered to a high level and that these are regularly monitored and appropriately adapted in light of proven research findings and new developments.
2.Provide enhanced clinical skills in the care of children with short and long term health care needs within their home environment, facilitating early discharge from hospital.
3.Provide relevant nursing advice both within and outside the profession as appropriate.
4.Assess, develop and implement care plans in conjunction with other professionals and parents/carers
5.Guide and supervise nursing and support staff in the organisation, delivery and recording of client care.
If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager
You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks
To be eligible for Health and Care Worker visa sponsorship you will usually need to be paid at least £25,600 per year
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
This post entails providing excellent care to children and young people within a community setting, expediating discharge and avoiding hospital admission where possible.
Special Skills & Knowledge
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).