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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Clinical Team Coordinator - Children's Hospital @ Home

Job Reference: 449-CS958

Solent NHS Trust
Children and Family
£38,890 - £44,503 p.a pro rata

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
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In an exciting collaboration between University Hospitals Southampton Foundation Trust and Solent NHS Trust, we are introducing a new Children’s Hospital @ Home team (CH@H) to provide care in the community for Children and Young People with acute and short-term conditions.

As a Children’s Nurse within the CH@H Team you will have the opportunity to shape a new and responsive service as it continually adapts to the ever-changing needs of the children, young people & families we care for.

This newly commissioned service will operate across Southampton and South West Hampshire (New Forest and Southern Parishes) and will be delivered as a collaboration between Solent NHS Trust, the paediatric team at Southampton Children’s Hospital and primary care. In response to the many national drivers for children and young people to receive care close to home as well as the increasing admissions of those with acute care needs, this targeted service will work closely with the Children’s emergency department, paediatric wards, CCN team and primary care to facilitate acute assessment, home follow up and supported discharge. The Children’s Hospital @ Home Team will work together to deliver a specialist service to support children, young people and families receive care in the most appropriate location depending on their acute/short-term health needs. The service will operate 365 days a year from 10:00-22:00. Joining now will give you a unique opportunity to help shape and develop the service from the outset, as we prepare for launch in Autumn/Winter 2021.

We are looking for experienced Children’s Nurses at bands 5, 6 and 7 to recruit to this new team within our integrated Community Children’s Nursing (CCN) service.

The CH@H team will be overseen by Consultant Paediatricians and Clinical Matron, it will consist of a clinical team leader, senior children’s nurses and experienced children’s nurses.

The wider CCN service consists of passionate and dedicated CCN, Specialist School Nursing, Asthma, Continence and Continuing Care teams who work collaboratively with children, young people (CYP) and families within the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure care is provided within the community wherever possible. We provide high quality and holistic, family centred care to CYP with nursing needs across the Southampton and West Hampshire area including those with;

· Acute and short-term conditions

· Long term conditions

· Disabilities, complex conditions, those requiring continuing care and neonates

· Life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including those requiring palliative and end of life care

We are looking for children’s nurses with significant experience of working in acute paediatrics and the confidence to work autonomously to assess children with acute and short term conditions. Experience of working in the community would be advantageous although not essential.

As a band 7 Nurse you should hold the CCN Specialist Practitioner Qualification or equivalent in Advanced Clinical Practice, have evidence of Masters level study/qualification, have experience of clinical leadership, caseload management, line management and supervision as well as significant experience of teaching/supporting learners in practice.

This opportunity will provide experience of working with CYP and families in the community setting as well as the chance to transfer a wide range of clinical skills. This role will also enable you to further develop your leadership and management skills within the team. If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to lead as a team player, as well as the initiative to work autonomously and effectively this could be the challenge for you. You should have good organisational skills and evidence of continued professional development.

At Solent NHS Trust, we are committed to putting patients at the forefront of care and are always looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and passion for delivering high quality care. As a valued member of Solent NHS Trust, we’ll offer you regular 1-1 support, clinical supervision, comprehensive and on-going training/development and good quality working conditions. Solent NHS Trust is a well-regarded and established provider of community services in Southampton. Join us and be part of a truly compassionate and caring team working to make a real difference within our Trust.

If this role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of how we can complement your professional career then we’d love to hear from you. We welcome you to contact us prior to interview to discuss this post further and recommend an informal visit.

Please contact Tracy, Community Childrens Nursing Service Manageron 07717 540 447 or tracy.mcewen@solent.nhs.ukfor an informal chat about these roles.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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