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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/01/2022.

Integrated Community Children's Nurse (NQN rotation)

Job Reference: 449-CSP495

Solent NHS Trust
Integrated Community Children's Nursing
£25,655 - £31,534 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
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you a motivated Newly Qualified Children’s Nurse who is passionate about providing the best care to children and their families?

  • Would you like the opportunity work both in the community and the hospital setting?

  • Are you an enthusiastic, committed and looking for a new challenge?

  • Come and join our friendly, innovative teams as we enter the exciting phase of the development of our Integrated Community Children’s Nursing Service.

Solent NHS Trust is working in partnership with Portsmouth Hospital University Trust to build a flexible, adaptable, confident and competent workforce, who can support seamless pathways and improved patient journeys for children between acute or specialist hospital care and community care. As part of this exciting long rotation, we are looking for a well-motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our Integrated Community Childrens Nursing service in Portsmouth.

Our established, passionate and dedicated integrated Community Children’s Nursing Service (iCCNS) works collaboratively with children, young people (CYP), families and the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe care is provided within the community setting wherever possible. We deliver high quality, holistic and child centred care to CYP who require nursing intervention, across Portsmouth and the South East Hampshire area with acute and long term conditions, complex needs, life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including CYP requiring palliative and end of life care.

This post will enable you to consolidate your Children’s Nursing training whilst further developing skills and knowledge through experiencing various aspects of nursing care to children and young people across a range of acute and community settings. The post will offer rotation across Solent NHS Trust Integrated Childrens Community Nursing Service and the Children’s departments in Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust.

Your development will be supported throughout your preceptorship year by a named preceptor, phased inductions and the honouring of protected training opportunities and attendance at the PIER and Solent NHS Preceptorship programmes. You need to be motivated, forward thinking and have a sound professional knowledge and excellent communication skills. You should have the ability to prioritise and work both independently and as part of a team. Following your rotation, your employment will continue in the iCCN service as a Band 5 CCN.

This post requires youhold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

For more information on the post, please contactPauline Taylor (Clinical Team Leader) 03001236631 pauline.taylor@solent.nhs.ukorNicky Packham (Modern Matron) 0300 123 6631

Job Specific Location/Base: Battenburg Child Development centre, Battenburg Ave, Portsmouth. PO2 0TA

Hours per week- 37.5hrs


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.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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.

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