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Team Leader - Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) Team

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Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) works across London and Hertfordshire, and is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are committed to continuous learning and helping our staff develop their skills and careers. We are proud to be ranked in the top employer lists from the HSJ/Nursing Times and Stonewall. Our staff say we are the best amongst community trusts for staff motivation, satisfaction with quality of care given, and quality of non-mandatory training (NHS Annual Staff Survey 2015).

Join us and enjoy being part of great NHS community healthcare.

Do you aspire for your next career move to work for an NHS organization that is not only rated Good by the Care Quality Commission but are also in the HSJ best places to work list and in Stonewell’s top employers’ index? If so, look no further than Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH). CLCH currently works across London and Hertfordshire.

From April 2016 we’ll be also be providing community services across Merton and Harrow. We are recruiting to a range of roles in these new services and are looking for the best community clinicians to join our expanding teams. As London’s largest NHS Trust dedicated to community healthcare we offer leadership, learning and career opportunities for community healthcare professional that few can match.

Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Team Leader – Education and Health Care Plan Team
Band 7 – Registered Nurse

Central London Community Health/ London Borough of Merton
375 hours per week ( whole of year)

We are looking for an experienced, passionate Registered Nurse with paediatric experience to lead our multi-disciplinary Educational Health Care Plan Team in Merton Borough. This is a unique and developing role to support health delivering within the EHCP process working across health, education and social care.

Your role will be to coordinate the health advice for, children and young people (3-19yrs) going through the educational health care plan assessment process and to support and team managing Occupational therapy, CAMHS work within the EHCP team. The role will include carrying out and coordination health assessments (where required) and is based at Merton Civic Centre but covers work in the community eg: clinics/ schools and families homes. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to implement, develop and build health input for Educational Health Care Plan services across Merton whilst liaising with our external partners to support hospital discharge, health assessments in Merton, identification of Looked after children’s health needs and supporting social workers, education staff and health staff meet the needs of children and young people in Merton.

You will work closely with established multi-professional teams within Merton Community services and with outside agencies to support identification and delivery of health needs and Educational Health Care Plan support eg: attending joint appointments with external partners, identifying, assessing and coordinating health needs of children and young people, requesting funding for health needs and working with acute hospitals to meet the needs of Merton families. You will be able to carry out formal and informal health assessments in children and young people with identified complex health needs at home, school and in respite. You will have had significant experience of working with a variety of complex needs in the acute/ community setting/ home settings, have a passion for developing a multi-disciplinary team and outstanding communication/ team working skills across different agencies.

We are committed to professional development and evidence based practice, offering regular in-service training and peer group / one to one supervision within the wider CLCH family. Internal and external courses are supported. You will be required to have at least 2 years’ experience working within and field of children’s nursing, appropriate transferable skills working with children and young people with complex health needs. You should have experience of engaging in appraisal processes, working within a multidisciplinary team and be willing to further develop your management and leadership skills.

We offer a range of staff benefits including travel loans, childcare vouchers and accommodation support. Find out more at

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community including: disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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