Communtity Children's Nurse

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Basingstoke, UK
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services through its three hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. We provide all general hospital services for planned and emergency care as well as specialist services.

There is recognition that there are an increasing number of children with complex health needs being cared for in the community

This role is open to newly qualified nurses supported by a great preceptorship programme. We pride ourselves on having an environment where your development matters

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and progressive community children's nursing team. The post sits in a well-established CCN team that delivers acute, ambulatory and chronic, complex care within an integrated child health team. This challenging and rewarding role offers the opportunity to meet the needs of children, young people and their families within a multidisciplinary inter agency framework.

What we look for:
  • An outstanding nurse who is interested starting a career in paediatric community nursing
  • A team player who wants to feel part of an integrated community team.
  • An enthusiastic forward thinking paediatric nurse with paediatric experience.
  • You will be a highly motivated independent practitioner with sound evidence based skills.

What we Offer:
    • We will offer you clinical supervision, regular appraisal, training and support in achieving your personal development plan as well as peer support from colleagues in similar roles. You will be taking an important role within the delivery of integrated children's acute and community services. Child Health offers excellent development opportunities and a range of expertise for advice and support in your role.
  • Your life outside HHFT is important and the Trust are happy to consider applications with flexible working patterns that cater to individual requirements; this can be discussed at interview

Who we are: Integrated community children's services at HHFT provide high quality and safe nursing care out of hospital through community children's nursing services, special school nursing teams and Firvale respite unit. There is a single organisational structure responsible for delivering the comprehensive service led by registered Community Children's Nurses, Specialist Paediatric Nurses, Special School Nurses and Specialist Community Physiotherapy. They are supported by Clinical Facilitators, Associate Practitioner's, Health Care Support Workers with administrative support providing nursing care and support to:
  • Neonates, children and young people with acute and short-term conditions and illness.
  • Neonates, children and young people with long-term conditions
  • Children with disabilities and complex conditions, including those requiring continuing care.
  • Neonates, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including those requiring palliative and end-of-life care.

About the trust:

The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.

Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. HHFT employs circa 6,000 people and had a turnover of £382m in 17/18

Four core values (CARE) Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage. These are in place to support of four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Justin Wright- Child Health Lead for Integrated Community Services

01256 313693 or 07775 030190

Our commitment to you:

We are committed to equality and diversity in both the provision of our services and how we recruit and manage our staff. Applications are encouraged from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

The paperwork:
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at least 5 working days before the scheduled interview date. All communication is via the e-recruitment system and we advise all candidates to regularly check your emails including junk mail folders in web-based email products.
  • All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post.
  • In compliance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed as part of the selection process.
  • Note to vacancy advertisers: Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to our counter fraud specialist.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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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