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Children's Community Nurse with Integrated Community Nursing Service

Band 5

Main area
Community Child Health
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Annualised hours
37.5 hours per week (Example of shift times: Nights 9pm til 7am. Long Day 10am - 9pm or 12.00 -23.00. Short day 10-3,12-5, 4-9, 6-11pm. School shift 08.30 -3.30.)
Job ref
001-NMR448-0722-B
Site
Various (Base Llandough Children's Centre)
Town
Penarth
Salary
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
12/10/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

Children's Community Nurse with Integrated Community Nursing Service

We have an exciting opportunity for Band 5 registered Children's Nurse / Learning Disability Nurse, who pride themselves in providing care of the highest quality with a family centred approach.

The Integrated Children's Community Nursing Service is a large and established team of Nurses and Health Care Support Workers, caring for children and young people within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The work is varied and offers a wide range of experiences in the delivery of care to children/ young people with acute, chronic, complex and palliative care needs within the family home or alternative community setting. The team is dynamic, forward thinking and planning towards our own respite centre.  The nursing team is therefore pivotal to service development initiatives in meeting the needs of children cared for at home today and in the future.

Additionally the team provides care and support for children/ young people with learning disabilities and those with challenging behaviour.

The care is currently provided at the child's homes, Special Schools and mainstream schools / nurseries.  Plans for our own ICCNS Respite Centre are currently underway.

The team is also planning towards a rotational post, in partnership with the Children's Hospital for Wales, in the future.

 The successful candidate would be involved in the consultation process and take an active part in development of the service.

Main duties of the job

As part of the ICCNS, you'll have the opportunity to help make a difference to families who receive continuing care (respite) from our amazing team.  

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the wide range of clinical, interpersonal and professional skills required for this type of post which includes both autonomy and team working. In return we will be able to offer excellent training opportunities and the chance to work across the full range of community nursing services including mainstream and special schools, providing variety and job satisfaction. Care is delivered across a variety of shifts & settings, including weekdays, week-nights and weekends, so flexibility in working pattern is essential. The team delivers care to children with very complex and additional health needs, including children and young people with tracheostomies and those who require long term home ventilation.

  • To maintain accurate written records.
  • To demonstrate, teach and supervise the nursing care which families can safely assume, enabling them to carry out the recommended treatment.
  • To provide a high standard of nursing care to patients in their own home or other place of residence.
  • To participate in the learning programme of allocated students and newly appointed staff.
  • Any other appropriate duties as requested by the Team Leader.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is  “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our  vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff  and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Learning Disabilities or Child Health nurse qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching /Assessing/ Cascade qualification/ experience

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent Clinical Skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work alone & as part of a team
  • able to adapt to change
Desirable criteria
  • Enthusiasm for teaching & supporting colleagues & students
  • IT skills
  • Counselling skills

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Relevant Clinical experience
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant paediatric acute nursing experience
  • Relevant paediatric community nursing experience
  • Evidence of management/ leadership experience

Specialist knowledge

Essential criteria
  • knowledge of impact of disability on CYP
  • Evidence of professional and personal development
  • Awareness of current issues
Desirable criteria
  • knowlwdge of community working
  • knowledge of MDT/ inter agency working

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Friendly & approachable
  • Ability to prioritize & delegate effectively
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic & motivated
  • Demonstrate excellent time management
  • Understanding of issues influencing care in the community

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantStonewall Top 100 EmployerPurple SpaceVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity ChampionStonewall Gold 2022Accredited Living Wage Employer

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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Paula Cooper
Job title
Operational Manager
Email address
Paula.cooper2@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02920 716506