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Community Children's Nurse

Job Reference: 824-CHD-5446

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Children's Nursing
Children's Community Team, London
£29,057 to £36,134 PA Inc

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) provides community healthcare across London. The Trust’s Inner London Division supports the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Children’s Community Nursing Team in our Children’s Health and Development Division. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Children’s Community Nurse (Band 5) who is looking to develop their skills in the largest community healthcare trust in London

The postholder will work within the Children’s Community Nursing Team, visiting children in the community with a wide range of conditions, with the aim of reducing hospital admissions and attendances. The role will include nursing care, training, and supporting families, and supporting and mentoring student nurses.

The team provides a service to children and young people aged 0 – 18 years, and works across the 3 London Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster. The team works closely with colleagues in Primary Care, hospitals, social services and education.

This post is for 37.5 hours per week, which will be worked flexibly over 7 days a week. This post offers a great opportunity for a qualified children’s nurse to develop skills and experience in community nursing. The organisation is supportive of training needs and there is an excellent mandatory training and education programme. You will also receive regular clinical supervision and safeguarding supervision.

You will need to be passionate about children’s nursing, enjoy working as a team as well as being an autonomous practitioner.

We have both a fixed term and substantive post available.


Applications will be accepted until 31st August 2019 with interviews planned for mid September

CLCH offer a number of benefits to employees including:Childcare Vouchers, Cyclescheme which offers a significant discount on bikes and equipment, mobile working, Airport parking discount, a discounted car lease scheme, season ticket loans

About the Children’s Health and Development (CHD) Division of Central London Community Healthcare Trust:
We work with motivated, supportive and highly clinically skilled teams. We are committed to learning and development, both clinically and from a leadership perspective, and believe in investing in our staff.

This post sits within the Children’s Integrated Complex Care Clinical Business Unit (CBU) of the CHD Division. This CBU provides the following services which work together to support families with children with complex health needs: Child Development Service (Specialist Nursing, Psychology; Children’s Community Nursing Service (Inner); Children’s Complex Care Team (Barnet); Children’s Nutrition and Dietetic Team; Specialist School Nursing; Haemoglobinopathy Nursing; Children’s and Young People’s Occupational Therapy Team and Barnet Complex Therapies Team.

All teams are supported by Service Managers, who are responsible for ensuring a framework of supervision, preceptorship and competencies.
Quality is high on our agenda, and quality projects drive our services.
If you want to work hard while developing your skills, with likeminded people, then join us at Central London Community Healthcare Trust.
We support flexible working and are open to discussing what works for you
About the Trust

CLCH is the largest stand-alone community healthcare trust in London providing community health services to around a million people across London. CLCH are one of only a handful of Trusts to be awarded a 'Good' rating in its CQC inspection in 2015. Quality is high on our agenda, and quality projects drive our services. We have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ in the recently published ‘Learning from Mistakes League’ data.
Every day, our professionals provide high quality healthcare in people's homes or at convenient local clinics, helping them to stay well, manage their own health with the right support and avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives; providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives. We also help to ease the pressure on Accident and Emergency departments by offering walk-in and urgent care centres to treat people with minor injuries.
Our vision is to deliver: Great care closer to home
Our mission is: Working together to give children a better start and adult’s greater independence

Due to the volume of applications it is not possible for us to respond individually to all applicants. Therefore if you do not hear from us within four weeks please assume you have not been shortlisted.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups including disabled people and members of our black and minority ethnic communities.

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its employees and offers a range of staff benefits, flexible working and excellent training and education opportunities.

Communication regarding this post will be by email, therefore, please ensure you check the e-mail (including junk/spam e-mail folders) you use in your application regularly.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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.

UK Registration

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

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