Children’s Community Nurse – Norwich, Norfolk

Children’s Community Nurse


Norwich, Norfolk


Children's Community Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Children's Nurse
Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months (February 2023 – February 2024)
Full time – 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
Job ref
Norwich Community Hospital
£27,055 – £32,934 per annum
Salary period
06/03/2023 23:59

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting manager before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Job overview

An exciting band 5 fixed term vacancy has arisen within the children's community nursing team.  This vacancy will allow the successful candidate to gain experience of nursing children and young people in different environments, being innovative with the care provided while also ensuring this remains holistic in its delivery.  The vacancy is within a dynamic and nurturing team offering opportunities for learning and enhancing your clinical skill set.  The successful candidate will be required to hold a clinical caseload of complex, chronic and acutely unwell children.  Will undertake clinical assessments and deliver clinical interventions requiring a variety of skills to a high level.  The post holder will be expected to be a confident autonomous practitioner, whilst also being able to work within a team. 


The successful candidate will be self-motivated, professional and conscientious with good attention to detail, the ability to prioritise effectively to meet the needs of the service and be a team player. We are looking for an individual who has excellent organisational and communication skills, verbal and written, and who is computer literate.


The successful candidate will undergo Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health clearances.  The role requires travel to patient homes, respite and other care/educational settings, and involves close working with clinicians in acute hospitals and external agencies.



Main duties of the job

This post is community based meaning the successful candidate will need to travel to and between a variety of different settings throughout South Norfolk, North Norfolk and Norwich to undertake clinical assessments and perform clinical interventions.



Working for our organisation

  • To act in accordance with the Norfolk Safeguarding Children’s Board policies and procedures in relation to child protection issues. To attend annual update session for Level 3 safeguarding training.
  • To apply analytical skills through application of Framework for Assessment of Need in order to support assessment process, report writing.
  • To collect data as required on caseload activity
  • To participate in clinical and child protection supervision according to Trust policy.
  • To evaluate and develop own knowledge and practice using personal development plans and appropriate learning opportunities in order to apply learning to future practice.
  • To be cost effective in the use of resources.
  • Ensure that all practice is in accordance with the recent NMC Code: Standards of practice and behaviour: Standards for Medicines Management and Standards for Record keeping.
  • Co-operate fully with the implementation of the Trusts Health and Safety arrangements, reporting accidents/incidents to the Clinical Lead or to a senior nurse in the absence of the Clinical Lead, and initiating a full investigation in a timely manner, whilst taking responsibility to complete appropriate documentation.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


    • The post holder will be expected to participate as part of an integrated nursing team using a person centred approach access, plan, implement and evaluate care delivered
    • To provide quality care to children and young people in partnership with their families and or carer(s) as commissioned and described within the service specification.
    • Assess the health and nursing needs of children and young people within the individual care environment. To develop, implement and evaluate nursing care plans in partnership with the child/young persons families and or carer(s) whilst working in close co-operation with other disciplines and service providers
    • To assist the training of less experienced registered staff, nursing auxiliaries, health care assistants and student nurses ensuring compliance to NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice
    • To provide, implement and regularly assess the teaching of specific nursing techniques, including invasive procedures to identified staff in a variety of settings.
    • To undertake a variety of risk assessment as required.
    • To support and train parents/carer(s) where risk assessed as being capable in medical interventions
    • To support and train parents/carer(s) in the correct use of identified medical equipment
    • Administer medications, treatments and interventions as prescribed and to monitor their effects.



    • To act as a specialist support, educator and resource to all other relevant professionals e.g. health, education, social care and voluntary agencies.
    • To offer and provide relevant training and support and advice to teaching welfare and social services staff in relation to children and young peoples’ individual needs.
    • To support the clinical leads and modern matron to meet the changing needs of children/young people with complex health care needs.
    • To work with the clinical leads and modern matron to develop evidence based practice by utilising research and auditing clinical effectiveness for the children in the community.
    • To contribute to the development of guidelines, protocols and care pathways for the management of children with complex surgical problems, enteral feeding, oxygen, catheterisation etc.
    • Ensure that all practice is in accordance with the most recent NMC Code: Standards of practice and behaviour: Standards for Medicines, Management and Standards of Record Keeping
    • To comply with all policies, procedures, clinical protocols, standards and guidelines based on legislation, evidence based nursing practice and NMC guidelines for conduct and professional practice.
    • Ensures accurate record keeping as per Trust policy and NMC Guidelines.
    • Adhere to the Medicines Management Code and NMC Standards for the safe keeping and administration of medicine.
    • Contribute to the accuracy of statistical returns.
    • Maintain awareness of clinical and professional developments in nursing and participate in nursing research to enhance patient care.
    • To actively participate in the Trust, management, clinical supervision and safeguarding supervision.
    • Attend staff meetings, training sessions and courses required.
    • Provide support, guidance and supervision and direct reports as required.
    • To provide training and advice to teaching staff in relation to children’s individual health needs, using individual health care plans.
    • To identify health education needs, develop and facilitate health promotion activities for individual children and their families/carers which minimise ill health and help attain optimum health potential.
    • To promote and maintain effective communication and working relationships within the integrated team and also with other relevant professional groups as appropriate.
    • To liaise with and refer to other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure high standards of care to children and families and maintain effective liaison with primary care teams, acute sector, education, social care and voluntary organisations.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel to a variety of geographical locations
  • Able to make own travelling arrangements
  • Able to communicate using the English language
  • Enhanced DBS

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust’s Behaviour Framework)

Essential criteria
  • Innovative approach
  • Commitment to personal development
  • Responds positively to change
  • Able to identify with the Trust’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of evaluation and clinical audit

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • Personal and people development skills required: empathy for children, young people and families, motivation and enthusiasm for success, People management skills appropriate to the role: delivering training


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills to engage with parents, carers and professionals to achieve good care outcomes whilst ensuring the voice of the child / young person is captured
  • To develop communication links with all stakeholders of this service to support service review and development

Skills, Abilitites and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work with children and young people, their families and carers to provide holistic, evidence based care to children
  • Ability to work in partnership with other healthcare workers, agencies and in partnership with parents
  • Knowledge of Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to children and national / local policy for children with complex needs
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Decision making skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Observational skills
  • IT Skills
  • Ability to teach and assess competency based practice
  • Ability to undertake clinical activities

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of evaluation and clinical audit
  • Management of central venous access devices
  • Administration of intravenous, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications
  • Tracheostomy experience


Essential criteria
  • Relevant Post Registration Experience
  • Experience of working with children and young people with life-limiting conditions / complex healthcare needs
  • Evidence of Safeguarding experience

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of partnership working
  • Experience of children's community nursing
  • Teaching experience


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Sick Children's Nurse
  • Registered Nurse (Child)

Desirable criteria
  • First Level Degree
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Community Nursing/Specialist practitioner qualification

Equal Opportunities – We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status  – Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment  - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS – If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates-This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data ProtectionA privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Zillah Trautmann
Job title
Children's Community Nurse
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01603 508943
Additional information

Contact via eMail in the first instance

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