Community Children's Nursing Clinical Trainer & Competency Assessor

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Northampton, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
At Northampton General Hospital we provide general acute services and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living in Northamptonshire. As well as this we are an accredited cancer centre and provide cancer services to a wider population of Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

We are proud to be the first hospital in the UK to have obtained Pathway to Excellence® designated accreditation from the American nurses credentialing centre (ANCC). We have also been rated as a GOOD hospital in our most recent CQC inspection and hope you will join us on our journey to becoming OUTSTANDING.

We celebrate staff achievements and value the importance of working as one big team. That's why we talk about TeamNGH. It's all about working together to provide the best possible care for our patients and supporting each other to grow and develop our skills. We are driven to helping you to be the best you can be.

Apply today and join the largest family in Northamptonshire.

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Child Health Directorate

Band 6 - Community Children's Nursing Clinical Trainer & Competence Assessor

Permanent post - 37.5 hours per week (Part-Time may be considered)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurse with post registration experience in paediatrics to join our dynamic team as a Community Children's Nursing Clinical Trainer & Competency Assessor, We care for children with both acute and long term nursing needs many of whom have complex health needs, including palliative and end of life care. We welcome applicants with a positive attitude to change who are looking for an opportunity to develop their existing clinical and teaching skills in providing a full training and competency programme to support individuals who are meeting the complex health needs of children in a variety of community based settings.

This training post provides a great opportunity to work as an autonomous practitioner and to work in collaboration with Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust to ensure county wide consistency and equity of training is delivered to all. You will also work closely with colleagues in health, education, social care and in the private sector, which provides excellent opportunities to develop your skills in multi-agency working.

The post holder will contribute to the nursing on call service within the existing Children's Community Nursing Service to support families and children who may require end of life care as and when this is required. You will also delegate and provide support to junior members of the team and you will be expected to act as a mentor to students undertaking various training programmes.

The post can be physically demanding as you will be expected to travel across Northamptonshire in both town and rural locations to a variety of community based settings, you will be responsible for your own transportation between visits.

The service operates between the hours of 8:00 am and 6.30pm therefore there will be an expectation to be flexible with your work pattern to meet the requirements of the service (this is to include weekends and out of hours duty).

Note: Duties do not include provision of respite/short break care.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Amanda Perkins, Lead Nurse - Community Children's Nursing on telephone number (01604) 523896.

To deliver best possible care for our patients:
  • We put patient safety above all else
  • We aspire to excellence
  • We reflect, we learn, we improve
  • We respect and support each other

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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