Children's Nurse

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Your role as a registered children’s nurse will see you delivering clinical care and support to those aged 25 and below with complex care needs.

Using your specialist nursing skills, you’ll help children and young people to remain at home with their family and close to their friends in the community, while still receiving excellent clinical care.

You’ll work closely with the clinical nurse manager and the clinical educator, using your expertise to support with care planning, assessments and ensuring the best outcomes for children and young people.

Everything you do will make a difference to those you support. From providing essential nurse care like enteral feeding, tracheostomy or ventilation, to supporting with sensory play and helping them attend school. Whatever the task, you’ll play an important role in each child or young person’s life.

The ability to build positive working relationships based on trust and respect is essential. You’ll often work with the same child or young person for each shift. You’ll spend a lot of time with them, as an extension of their family, which is a very special responsibility.

Why you should apply

This role is hugely rewarding. Each day, you’ll see the direct impact your care has in helping children and young people to remain happy and healthy. Help them to lead fulfilled lives, because you care.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide high-quality, respectful care and support.
  • Administering prescribed treatments, medicines and dressings.
  • Contribute to assessments, care planning, and evaluation of care and attend clinical supervisions as required.
  • Communicate effectively with those you support and other members of their team.
  • Be an advocate for those you support, signposting to resources where necessary.
  • Uphold standards in line with Nursing and Midwifery Council Codes of Practice.
  • Maintain your professional nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Record and complete appropriate documentation accurately.
  • Co-ordinate with other Health Professionals in all planned care actions and interventions.
  • Facilitate the review of care plans and care records.

You’re caring for children, young people who are poorly and supporting their families, giving them the break they need.

You need to be really compassionate and have a lot of empathy for their situation so you can make a difference.

Working in a 1:1 environment means I can give 100% to the child or young person I support, delivering total patient care which is very rewarding.

The staff are supportive and the role helps me to do what I do best, care for people.