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Community Children's Nurse - Jessie May

Band 5

Main area
Community Nurse - Jessie May
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
387-WC-4992-SH-B
Site
Jessie May 35 Old School House
Town
Bristol
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/08/2022 23:59
Interview date
06/09/2022

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Job overview

A rare opportunity has arisen at Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home service

  • 2 x Band 5 Community Children's Nurse – up to 37.5hrs / week

Jessie May is a registered charity and will be funding the posts, although hosted through University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS foundation Trust, providing the employee with NHS employee terms and conditions.

Jessie May Nurses provide vital respite and end of life care and support for children with life limiting conditions in their homes across the geographical area of Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

 

Provisional date for interviews:  06/09/2022

Main duties of the job

We are looking for passionate and committed individuals to join the team, helping to ensure that we maintain our high quality family focused service as we move forward and develop palliative care services with local health partners.

Successful candidates will be supporting families who are referred to the service across Jessie May's geographical footprint and must be mobile – Driving licence / car essential.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced, enthusiastic Band 5 Children's Nurse who is looking to broaden their experience and challenge themselves professionally and personally to deliver care in the community for children – Whilst demonstrating a passion for making a difference to children with life limiting conditions, and building relationships with the families they will be working with in a professional capacity.

Jessie May Nurses support each family at home, offering a range of outreach services to support both the child and their family from initial diagnosis, including respite visits / support, through to end of life care and subsequent bereavement support for the family after the death of a child.

 

 

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person specification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience working in a family-centred environment
  • Relevant Post registration experience
  • Interest in working with children & young people with severe complex needs
Desirable criteria
  • Autonomous / Lone working
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience in palliative\terminal care
  • Experience of working with children with severe, complex or special needs
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Child Protection / Safeguarding policies
  • Up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of The Children’s Act
  • Extensive transferrable clinical skills
  • Effective assessment skills
  • Committed, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Effective time-keeping
  • Able to work flexibly according to service needs
  • Mobile in and around the Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, B&NES , Swindon and Wiltshire geographical areas
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Awareness of professional accountability
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent professional development

Qualifications & Registration

Essential criteria
  • RSCN\RN (Child) or equivalent

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDDisability Confident - two yearsApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodTime to changeDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Jessie May Care Team Office
Job title
Jessie May
Email address
info@jessiemay.org.uk
Telephone number
0117 958 2172
Additional information

Alternatively contact Claire Matson - Nursing Care Lead, Jessie May

claire.matson@jessiemay.org.uk