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Band 6 Children's CHC Assessor

Job summary

Are you a childrens nurse who is passionate about improving care for children and young people with complex needs?

Do you need a new challenge?

Do you want to join an innovative and dynamic, caring team within NHS Somerset?

We are looking for a childrens nurse (or a general/Learning Disability nurse with significant childrens experience) who enjoys working with children/young people and their families where there are complex health needs. This person would be keen to advocate for these young people to ensure they receive the best care possible and have access to opportunities, so they meet their potential.

This role would bridge the gap between children and adult teams within the Continuing Healthcare Team and ensure good transition practices were championed. This new post would also include the assessment and caseload management of children and young adults who receive NHS funded care.

For more information or a chat about this exciting new post, please contact Clare Mees (Children and Young Peoples Continuing Care Team Leader) via

Interviews to take place w/c 20th February 2023.

Main duties of the job

Triage and assessment of Children and Young Adults who have been referred for Childrens Continuing Care / Continuing Health Care ensuring National Framework compliance.

Review of care packages and eligibility using the CCC/CHC National Frameworks.

Caseload management of children with complex health needs and young adults with complex learning disabilities who receive NHS funded care.

Joint working with the clinical team, care providers and other agencies around the child/YP and their family, including social care and education and the voluntary sector.

To ensure that the transition between children and adult services within NHS Somerset and in the wider NHS is smooth and seamless and transition practices are adhered to and continually improved.

To strive to ensure any care provision is centered around the child/young adult and personalised to meet their holistic needs and achieve their outcomes wherever possible

Please see full Job Description in Supporting Documents for detailed information on the role.

About us

NHS Somerset Integrated Care Board (ICB), known as NHS Somerset is the statutory NHS organisation responsible for implementing a health and care strategy developed by the Integrated Care Partnership.

NHS Somerset consists of approx. 300 staff, across 8 directorates, with multiple teams within each directorate.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. When recruiting, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We offer flexible working from your first day of employment and we also have an agile approach to home / office-based working. Please note however, that you will be required to work from our HQ, Wynford House in Yeovil for 2/3 days per week and that elements of the role may require you to travel to other locations across Somerset, to attend in-person meetings and meet the needs of the service. Please consider this before applying.

Job Share and Secondment opportunities will be considered. If you are seeking an internal or external secondment, please seek advice from your HR teamandyou must also obtain your current line manager's permission to be released on secondment before applying, to avoid disappointment.

We also offer an excellent pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

Please read the attached documents / visit the links listed before applying.

Thank you for your interest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will undertake all Childrens Continuing Care (CCC) and Continuing Healthcare (CHC) processes and assessments on individuals who may be eligible or who may already be in receipt of funding.

They will provide contact with patients, carers and families.

The post holder will be expected to work across children and adult provider services and develop strong links with clinical services staff across the trust, as well as colleagues from external organisation such as Social Services, Education, Acute Trusts, other ICBs, independent contractors and private care homes and providers.

Please see full Job Description in Supporting Documents section.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration in Children, or NMC Registration in Adult or Learning Disability with significant experience of working with children and young people.
  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level qualification (significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area)
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development.


  • Evidence specialist practitioner nursing



  • Substantial nursing experience at Band 5 or above
  • Understanding of the public sector
  • Experience of working with children and their families and/or young people with complex issues
  • Good IT Skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise work whilst dealing with conflicting demands with minimal
  • supervision.
  • Experience of working under own initiative without direct supervision.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands within tight deadlines pressurised timescales.
  • Awareness of equality and valuing diversity principles.


  • Comprehensive understanding of Continuing Care for Children and Young People and/or Adult Continuing Health Care Frameworks
  • Comprehensive understanding of statutory frameworks for Education & SEND

Personal Statement


  • Please explain in full how your experience matches the Person Specification as detailed in the Job Description of Supporting Documents.
  • Training
  • Communication
  • Analytical
  • Responsibility for Supervision, Leadership and Management
  • Collaborative Working
  • Personal Style and Behavior
  • Other

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Somerset Integrated Care Board


Wynford House

Lufton Way



BA22 8HR

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Band 6 Children's CHC Assessor

NHS Somerset Integrated Care Board
Somerset, UK
£33,706 to £40,588 a year

Published on 1 Feb 2023

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