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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/01/2021.

Senior Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 425-A-21-47663

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Helena Specialist Nursing Team/Ryegate house
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Helena Specialist Nursing Team & Ryegate House

37.5 hours per week covering a 7 day a week service

Secondment opportunity for 6 months with a possibility to extend

Are you a band 5/6 Nurse looking for a challenging new experience or wanting to develop new skills within paediatric nursing? Do you have 1 years post qualification experience in caring for children?

An exciting/development opportunity has arisen to join The Helena Specialist Nursing Team & Ryegate House as a Band 6 senior staff nurse. Both services care for children with neuro-disabilities and complex needs either in the community setting (home or school) or within the respite house.

The post offers the opportunity to learn skills in all areas of caring for children who have complex health needs, including tracheostomy care, parenteral feeding and ventilation. The service also provides palliative and end of life care to patients and their families under the direction of a lead consultant.

As a band 6 Nurse working within the service you will need enthusiasm, motivation, ability to work both within a team but also autonomously, and have a commitment to providing a high standard of clinical practice and care to our patients. He/she will have experience of co-ordinating a ward area, line management, mentorship and staff /family support.Excellent communication skills will be required with all members of the MDT, Social care, schools, parents/carers and the CCG to ensure we provide holistic care to all our patients.

As a band 6 Nurse you will be required to provide leadership, support, education and training to colleagues, junior staff, students and parents/carers who are caring for children in a community/respite setting. The successful candidate will be required to manage their own case load of patients and provide information and clinical care to help prevent hospital admissions.

The service needs a band 6nurse who maintains professionalism and who takes pride in the care they give to the patients and their families. Knowledge of a robust clinical governance structure is essential and experience of implementing new policies and procedures into the work place would be advantageous.The team are looking for a nurse who can offer commitment to the service with a flexible approach and a drive to move the service forward, as well as being dedicated to their own personal and professional development.

Car owner with a current driving license is essential.

For more information please contact Sally Bolsover , Community Lead Nurse.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

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Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, 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.

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