Children and Young People's Community Nurse

West Sussex
06 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Would you like an opportunity to work with children and young people in the community? We have a vacancy for a motivated and enthusiastic Children's Nurse (RN Child) who would like the opportunity to develop their expertise as a Children and Young People's Community Nurse within our friendly team in Crawley. This post is for one year, fixed term, covering study leave. We are looking for a skilled clinical nurse who is able to work autonomously in the community as well as part of a wider team. Currently the team works seven days per week.

SCFT is the lead provider of Children and Young People's Community Nursing Services (CYPCNS) across West Sussex. The CYPCNS has three Community Nursing teams in Crawley, Lancing and Chichester, a Specialist Palliative Care team, and a Specialist Children's Continence team.

Professional, operational and strategic leadership is provided through the Head of Children and Young People's Community Nursing, with additional leadership for quality and standards provided through the Children and Young People's Community Nursing Matrons.

Currently the service provides community nursing for children and young people with long term conditions and complex needs, and palliative care, including end of life care. The children can present with acute illness in addition to requiring skilled nursing intervention to manage highly complex health and developmental needs throughout childhood and during their transition to adult services. The CYPCNS works closely with social care, education and third sector organisations to implement the statutory requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014, and we are actively involved with partners in developing children and young people's urgent care pathways.

Our CYPCNS offers innovation, partnership and excellence in community care, and we are highly committed to active ongoing engagement with children and families to shape and improve our services. We aspire to be what children, families and our partners need us to be to enable the very best health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in West Sussex.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
  • JD & PS ( PDF , 604.2 KB )
  • person specification ( PDF , 604.2 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )