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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/05/2022.

Special School Nursing – Senior Integrated Community Children’s Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CS1109

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Child and Family
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£32,306 - £39,027 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 Senior Nurse looking for a new challenge?

We want you to join our Integrated Community Children’s Nursing Service (ICCNS) with a focus on the Special School Nursing offer in Portsmouth City.

Our established, passionate and dedicated Integrated Community Children’s Nursing Service (iCCNS) deliver high quality and holistic, 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. As a Senior Nurse within the ICCNS you will have the opportunity to shape our responsive service as it continually adapts to the ever-changing needs of the CYP & families we care for.

Your primary focus will be on Specialist School Nursing Offer in Portsmouth City, working collaboratively with children, families, carers, school staff and the wider multi-disciplinary team within the education setting to ensure a supportive and caring learning environment. The nurse will be responsible for providing clinical skills and ensuring a holistic, family centered approach to assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of the children at both Specialist Education settings, including Mary Rose Academy, as well as mainstream education centres. The role will include teaching/training, representing at meetings and maintaining the health needs of the children, this will involve a range of complex care, such as epilepsy management, enteral feeding, and tracheostomy care.

You must either be an experienced Children’s Nurse or experienced Learning Disability Nurse with recent experience of working with children, ideally in a community setting. Previous experience of special school nursing would be desirable, but not essential, and the ability to lead a small team of nurses. We welcome those with a passion for driving change management and sustainability within the NHS.

This opportunity will provide experience of working with CYP and families and schools 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 a supportive and experienced 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 Portsmouth. Join us and be part of a truly compassionate and caring team working to make a real difference within our Trust.

If our Senior ICCN Special School Nurse 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 to arrange a suitable time to come along for an informal visit.

 

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Bethany Fretwell on bethany.fretwell@solent.nhs.uk 07771978900 (Please note that I work clinically across a 7 day service so may not be available immediately but will respond to emails/calls as soon as possible.)

 

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.




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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