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Children's Nurse CDC

Band 5

Main area
Child Development Team
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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B & D CDC Nursing (P187) L6
£23,023 to £29,608 pa (Plus HCAS)
20/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

This is a great opportunity for a Children’s Nurse or Learning Disabilities nurse interested in working with children with complex developmental needs and their families in their own homes, the community and a variety of settings. This post will enable the candidate to support service users and their families in understanding and managing the children’s diagnoses/needs. There is potential for rotation within Targeted Services including Special Schools and Looked After children teams.

We are seeking a Nurse with some experience of working with children, who is a confident and personable individual to work in the Child Development Team specialist nursing service. This is based at the Child & Family Centre, Axe Street, Barking, Essex. The post holder will have regular engagement and liaison with parents and other professionals, providing advice and support in a range of settings across the borough. The ideal candidate will possess a Registered Nursing qualification with the NMC ideally a Children’s nurse. The candidate will have an excellent command of written and spoken English, the ability to organise and have an understanding of disability and working in a multi-cultural society. This is a challenging role providing a greater insight into the development of a child and the potential impact of disease as well as the socioeconomic influences on the growing child.

The main responsibilities of the post:

To participate in the assessment and support of children with global developmental delay and additional needs, leading to potential diagnosis. To support both the family and local statutory organisations in meeting children’s needs.

To sign post families to appropriate information and services within the local community for support.

To promote the integration and understanding of children with additional needs in a range of settings.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name: Denise Edwards

Job Title: Clinical Lead Nurse

Telephone number: 0300 300 1751

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