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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/07/2020.

Named Nurse for Looked After Children

Job Reference: 150-KW4521-CSS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton General Hospital, West Sussex
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
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  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) for a full time Named Nurse for Looked After Children based in the West Sussex area. You will offer high quality advice and expertise in regard to Looked After Children services in order to support our Trust-wide staff and our partner agencies. You will need to have a commitment and passion to deliver high quality evidence-based care and support for this vulnerable group of children and young people, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

The role is a high profile and essential position within SCFT requiring a close and effective working relationship with the Named Nurse for Looked After Children in Brighton and Hove. It involves positive leadership for the population of Looked After Children and young people in West Sussex. You will also work closely with Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children and the Lead Nurse for the Children’s Sexual Abuse Referral Centre (SARC).

An important aspect of this post is to work in partnership with the Designated Nurse (LAC) within the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to ensure that statutory health assessment rates within West Sussex meet the targets set by Department of Health and the Department for Education. The Named Nurse will support the development of service initiatives and programmes for supporting Looked After Children both in and beyond the boundaries of West Sussex as the Integrated Care Service develops across the area.

If you feel you have the qualities and skills required for this critical and important role we would welcome your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Carole Perry 01273 696011 ext. 1060

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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.

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