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Senior Community Children’s Nurse – Long Term Conditions Team Band 6

Main area - Children's Community Nursing

Grade - Band 6

Contract - Permanent: Additional 12 Months Fixed Term Post available (On Call requirement comes with On Call payment)


  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working

37.5 hours per week (Worked as 4 long days Monday – Friday core service hours 8am-6pm)

Job ref - 270-TD1037-ACS-B

Site - Sudborough House

Town - Kettering

Salary - £33,706 - £40,588 pa, pro rata

Salary period - Yearly

Closing - 19/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

The Community Children’s Specialist Nursing Team is a key element within Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust. The remit of the Long term conditions team, community children’s nursing service (CCN) is to provide nursing assessment and interventions to children with a defined nursing need including palliative and End of Life Care.

You will work as an autonomous practitioner providing nursing care closer to home, or at home depending on the needs of the child and young person. The care will include managing children who are technology dependent, enteral feeding, requiring CVAD care including oncology, oxygen dependent, cardiac monitoring and complex care needs.  There is also an on call rota for the service and you will be expected to be part of this. 

There is one permanent position and one 12 month fixed term position available. 

Main duties of the job

The role will encompass a range of clinical interventions including assessment, intervention and case management, working within multi-disciplinary and locality based model of care. Post holder should act as an advocate for children negotiating care requirements with a variety of partner agencies. Safeguarding is a key element of responsibility for all staff within the team and the post holder should adhere to protocols at all times and support staff members with Safeguarding issues:

  • To work as part of the team to provide nursing assessments, interventions and nursing care to children, young people and families on the caseload.
  • To work as part of a mixed skill team in partnership with children and families/carers to implement individualised care plans to meet medical and nursing needs.
  • To carry a caseload and act as lead professional as appropriate.
  • To provide leadership and act as team leader if required, advising schools and partner agencies.
  • To support other grades of staff in gaining knowledge and skills to enable high quality care for children is maintained.
  • To lead and/or participate as required/requested in team activities.
  • To participate as part of skill mix team and within sphere of competence in Palliative and End of Life care
  • To be an advocate for the child, young person and family to ensure their holistic needs are met.

Working for our organisation

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the ‘About You’ Section of the document.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • RSCN/RN Child
  • Substantial post registration experience of children’s nursing

Desirable criteria

  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • ANP


Essential criteria

  • Ability to work in a flexible way and respond to change
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Ability to mentor students in the development of their programs
  • Relevant clinical experience/competencies

Desirable criteria

  • Community Experience


Essential criteria

  • Experience of working with Children who have Long Term Conditions & Complex needs
  • Demonstrable excellent communication
  • Understanding of safeguarding procedures in accordance with local procedures

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to the TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data. In submitting an application form, you authorise us to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training records

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

All posts that are engaged in a regulated activity will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a DBS re-check on a three yearly basis whilst employed in such a role. Staff employed in these posts will therefore be asked to register with the DBS Automatic Update Service upon receipt of their DBS certificate and must update yearly , the annual fee will be reimbursed subject to Trust policy. For further information please visit: DBS Update Service: applicant guide - GOV.UK (

Please note if a DBS  is applicable for the position then a charge will be deducted from your first salary or upfront cost if a staff bank position. 

Please note that all new starters to the trust are subject to a probationary period.

During Covid 19 the trust supports all government guidelines and new starters to the trust will be encouraged to complete an individual risk assessment. 

Please be aware that all staff employed by NHFT are expected to adhere to the current infection prevention and control guidelines, this includes the wearing of face masks at all times that are approved for use within healthcare. If you have any queries regarding this please contact the named person on the job advert prior to completing your application.

NHFT has given consideration to a one off payment for staff to help with the rise in the cost of living but is of the view that instead as the only Trust in Northamptonshire paying the real living wage, NHFT gives those on the lowest pay a real increase year on year and month on month based on the cost of living in the UK.

Senior Community Children’s Nurse – Long Term Conditions Team Band 6

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 - £40,588 pa, pro rata

Published on 22 Mar 2023

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