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Nurse Specialist - Community Paediatric Medical Services

Job Reference: 449-CS752

Solent NHS Trust
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

The Community Paediatric Medical Service (CPMS) West (Southampton & SW Hampshire) are looking to recruit a highly motivated and passionate nurse with leadership qualities to work within our enthusiastic & friendly evolving team. If you enjoy variety in your role then we really want to hear from you.

This is an exciting and diverse speciality working across 3 areas of community children’s healthcare.

The role involves assisting in the health care of looked after children, assisting in child protection medicals and working with medical colleagues in the neuro development clinics, involving autism assessments and supporting families with diagnosis and after care.


  • Looked after Children – You will work collaboratively with a wide range of professionals and agencies within the public and private sector. This will include training to foster carers. You will play a key role in supporting a broad range of health services ensuring looked after children, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children’s needs are met and contribute to ensure positive outcomes for this vulnerable group to reach their full potential.
  • Child Protection Medicals – You will be required to support medical colleagues to facilitate child protection medicals within 0-19-year age group, collaborative working with children's services, Police and other partners. This will include working within the Mental Capacity Act, domestic abuse, child protection and Prevent agendas in Solent NHS Trust in line with national and local guidance. This will involve following a rota and may require some flexibility. Regular clinical supervision is provided to support this role.
  • Neurodevelopment Clinical - The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team, assisting effective assessment and diagnosis for children with Autism. They will provide limited care and support to clients who receive a diagnosis of Autism sign posting to onward support within the community. This part of the role is developing and anticipation of an advanced nursing pathway in the future is being considered.

In addition, you will need to demonstrate previous experience of working with vulnerable children and young people which is essential to this role. Experience and knowledge of Looked after Children legislation, systems and processes is desirable. You will be expected to supervise and line manage clinical support workers. You will contribute to the training and development of other professionals. You will also have good verbal and written communication skills, be highly motivated and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

For further information/informal visits please contact Sian Gill via email

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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