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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2020.

Band 5 Staff Nurse Children's Continuing Healthcare Team

Job Reference: 074-2017-B3162

CSH Surrey
Children's and Families
Jarvis Centre, Guildford
£23,023-£29,608 + HCAS + Golden Hello

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!

This role is perfect for a qualified Nurse who has previous experience of caring for children with additional health needs looking for an exciting new challenge.

Interview date: Within 2 weeks of closing date

Team Hub: Jarvis Centre, Guildford

Staff Nurse for Children’s Continuing Care Team

The Children Continuing Care Team is a 24 hour a day, seven days a week service under Children and Family Health Surrey; we provide high quality care for children aged between 0 and 18 years old with additional health needs. We predominantly care for children within their homes between the hours of 10pm and 7am to allow for parents/guardian to rest whilst we take care of the child’s clinical needs.

The children have a variety of health and communication needs, some of the children are nonverbal, using different communication aides and the majority of the children have tracheostomies and some with ventilation. The care we provide is considered life changing for the families.

Key Duties:

  • Provide clinical care to children on your caseload (3-6 children depending on hours worked) including, tracheostomy, ventilator and gastrostomy care, administering medication, personal care

  • Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with the families

  • Responsible for identifying changes in patients conditions and taking appropriate action

  • Ability to lone work and work within professional boundaries

  • Able to work flexibly across 24 hours, 7 days a week and travel throughout the County of Surrey

Please read the Job Description for further information on this role and Person Specification to ensure you meet the criteria.


• The induction training period depending on your band is between 3-6 months. Within this time you will complete all mandatory training which includes, the Care Certificate which is an industry recognised qualification, Clinical Skills training and shadowing.

• Full training is provided by our nursing team - our specially designed training room recreates a child’s bedroom and has all the equipment needed to teach our staff how to care for a child, including ventilators, suction machine, a cot and mannequins to enable demonstration and practical skills training in tracheostomy care.

• Children’s Continuing Care are keen to support and assist with the development of staff, therefore, we offer the opportunity to complete Level 2 in English and Maths. • We have opportunities to fund and support our staff to complete an apprenticeship degree in BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child).

  • Opportunities for Registered Nurses to progress into roles in other services such as Special School Nursing and Children’s Community Nursing



• Pay enhancements for working unsocial hours e.g. weekends, nights, bank holidays

• Fringe pay (+5%)

• Career progression opportunities

• Excellent pension scheme

• 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rata)

• Full support, training and shadowing

• Paid mileage

To find out more please contact Miranda Noakes on 01483 783157 or to apply click “apply for this job” and complete the application form.


Recruitment - Golden Hello

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in two instalments: - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part- time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI National Insurance in the usual way.We don’t operate Golden Hellos for Band 7 or Band 8 posts, Bank posts or fixed term contracts.

Applicable to:

• Community Qualified Nurses,

• Community Hospital Qualified Nurse

• Paediatric Occupational Therapists

• Immunisation Team Nurses

• Paediatric Physio and Speech & Language Therapists

• Health Visitors located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• School Nurses located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• Speech and Language Therapists**

• Occupational Therapists**

*Walton Heath Centre and Molesey Clinic - Elmbridge Borough; Epsom Clinic - Epsom/Ewell Borough; Ashford Clinic - Spelthorne Borough

** For Surrey Downs Health and Care contract only

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

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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