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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/07/2022.

Community Children's Nurse

Job Reference: 415-L22-425

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Northern Devon Healthcare Trust)
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata

An exciting appointment opportunity has arisen within Community Children's Nursing (CCN) Services at Northern Devon Health Care Trust for an experienced, motivated and innovative Registered Children’s Nurse with Children and Young People's (C&YP) Epilepsy Nursing experience to work within the CCN Team as a Band 6 CCN-Epilepsy Specialty.

Experience in team leading and community working is essential. Setting high professional standards, the post holder will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge and skills in C&YP epilepsy nursing, communication skills and ability to team work and lead by example.

This post is offered as a part-time position (22.5hrs/wk), however additional hours could also be available working within the Children’s acute ward (Caroline Thorpe Ward), for additional hours if this is desired by the candidate.

The CCN team is responsible for providing generic nursing care to children with short and long-term conditions within their own homes and wider community, therefore the post-holder should have a thorough understanding in safeguarding and a broad range of clinical knowledge and skills in Paediatric Nursing as well as C&YP epilepsy nursing speciality too, who can work autonomously in role.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate an ability to educate patients, parent/carers, professionals and other agencies surrounding C&YP epilepsy care management as well as about other different health care conditions when necessary. With excellent organisational and time management skills, an ability to caseload manage your own work as well as potentially oversee the caseloads of other CCN team members may be necessary and delegation of referrals or tasks to other team members would also be necessary; therefore, a dynamic, supportive person with this team working approach is essential.

You will need to work in partnership with all levels of Health Care professionals and NHS providers of services as well as with other statutory and voluntary agencies. Although this is currently a 9-5pm Mon-Fri service, the appointed person would be expected to work flexibly around these times during the week to meet the health care needs of patient’s. Ability to travel is essential.

Closing Date: 11th July 2022

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**


Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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