Are you a good team player who values and respects other views and have excellent adaptable communication skills?
An opportunity has arisen to become part of a well established community nursing team. The Helena Specialist Nursing Team is a multi-disciplinary community nursing team caring for children with complex life limiting neurological conditions and those with a continuing health care need.
The team provides 24 hour nursing care / respite care, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. We work collaboratively to ensure that care packages are provided as quickly and effectively as possible; thus enabling children and young people with complex care needs to be cared for at home or at school. Each member of the team is responsible for their own caseload of patients and the Band 6 Nurse will be expected to cover on-call for bank holidays, weekends and nights on a rota basis.
The Team also provides palliative care service (when required) for children who are already receiving care from the team.
The Team members work closely with the multi-disciplinary team based at The Ryegate Children’s Centre and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
We are looking for a motivated individual who has the ability to work independently and in partnership with families, carers and a range of Multidisciplinary Teams. We need someone who is empathic and can relate to the difficulties of working in a community environment.
You will have significant experience of working within a paediatric setting preferably with experience of caring for children with neurological conditions .
It is essential that you have use of a car and hold a valid Driving Licence.
For further information or an informal visit please contact Alison Steer or Jillian Taylor Team Leaders for the Helena Specialist Nursing Team on ( Phone number removed )
All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.
In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.
Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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