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Band 5 Staff Nurse Children's Continuing Healthcare Team

CSH Surrey


Salary : £23,023-£29,608 + HCAS + Golden Hello
Location : Jarvis Centre, Guildford

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006).

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!

This role is perfect for a qualified Nurse who has previous experience of caring for children with additional health needs looking for an exciting new challenge.

Interview date: Within 2 weeks of closing date

Team Hub: Jarvis Centre, Guildford

Staff Nurse for Children’s Continuing Care Team

The Children Continuing Care Team is a 24 hour a day, seven days a week service under Children and Family Health Surrey; we provide high quality care for children aged between 0 and 18 years old with additional health needs. We predominantly care for children within their homes between the hours of 10pm and 7am to allow for parents/guardian to rest whilst we take care of the child’s clinical needs.

The children have a variety of health and communication needs, some of the children are nonverbal, using different communication aides and the majority of the children have tracheostomies and some with ventilation. The care we provide is considered life changing for the families.

Key Duties:

Provide clinical care to children on your caseload (3-6 children depending on hours worked) including, tracheostomy, ventilator and gastrostomy care, administering medication, personal care

Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with the families

Responsible for identifying changes in patients conditions and taking appropriate action

Ability to lone work and work within professional boundaries

Able to work flexibly across 24 hours, 7 days a week and travel throughout the County of Surrey

Please read the Job Description for further information on this role and Person Specification to ensure you meet the criteria.

Training

  • The induction training period depending on your band is between 3-6 months. Within this time you will complete all mandatory training which includes, the Care Certificate which is an industry recognised qualification, Clinical Skills training and shadowing.
  • Full training is provided by our nursing team - our specially designed training room recreates a child’s bedroom and has all the equipment needed to teach our staff how to care for a child, including ventilators, suction machine, a cot and mannequins to enable demonstration and practical skills training in tracheostomy care.
  • Children’s Continuing Care are keen to support and assist with the development of staff, therefore, we offer the opportunity to complete Level 2 in English and Maths. 
  • We have opportunities to fund and support our staff to complete an apprenticeship degree in BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child).
  • Opportunities for Registered Nurses to progress into roles in other services such as Special School Nursing and Children’s Community Nursing

Benefits

  • Pay enhancements for working unsocial hours e.g. weekends, nights, bank holidays
  • Fringe pay (+5%)
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Full support, training and shadowing
  • Paid mileage

Closing Date: 12/07/2020

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