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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Children & Young People’s Continuing Care

Job Description

We commission services from a wide number of health and social care providers. We do this on behalf of patients, their carers and the public. We spend a local allocation of tax payers money to deliever quality healthcare outcomes, whilst ensuring patients, public and staff are treated with dignity and respect. We work with and for the local communities. We value our staff and look to recruit candidates who are effective at what they do and care passionately about people and healthcare. For more information about us please visit our website.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Children & Young People’s Continuing Care


DIRECTORATE: Quality & Nursing

LOCATION: Based at Head Quarters,

NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

Travelling across Essex

JOB TYPE: Permanent

STAFF GROUP: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

INTERVIEW DATE: To be confirmed


  • Do you have experience in the management of children and young people with complex needs?
  • Do you enjoy working in partnership with families and partner organisations?
  • Do you have excellent case management, assessment and report writing skills?
  • Are you committed to a personalised approach to delivery?

If you can answer “yes” to all the above, you may well be one of the nurses we are looking for!

NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commission Group on behalf of Essex CCG’s are looking to recruit an experienced Registered Children’s Nurse or a Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse with extensive experience of working with children with complex needs to work as part of the Children and Young People’s Continuing Care team.

This is a rewarding and evolving position which will require you to use your expertise to work with children, young people and families assessing and planning the delivery of bespoke packages of care. This will include being responsible for the delivery of the National personalisation agenda through the provision of Personal Health Budgets and effective support planning.

To be effective in this position the post holder will need to have exceptional communication and negotiation skills to engage and work in partnership with families and stakeholders. They will need to have proven skills in autonomy and critical thinking and above all enjoy working as part of a cohesive team.

The successful candidate will have experience of working at senior level as a Children’s Practitioner, together with experience and a good understanding of working with Children & Young People with complex needs and their families.

If you would like to be part of this team, we would be pleased to receive your application.

This post is classified as Regulated Activity and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must therefore disclose all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings on your application form. If you are offered the post we will need to obtain a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure for you.

For an informal discussion regarding these roles, please contact:

Carolyn Lowe, Children and Young People’s Continuing Care Commissioning Lead

Email: ( Email address removed )

Telephone:  ( Phone number removed ) 

If you are currently not employed by the CCG, your emploment will be subject to a probationary period, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the organisation's satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you are employed. Further information can be found on the key information and benefits sheet

Our commitment to applicants:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process.

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