When you join our children’s complex care team, you’ll be trained in a variety of specialised skills covering clinical and nurse-led practices.
All training and competencies are based on national guidelines from the NHS, Great Ormond Street Hospital and other clinical settings. These are crucial in how we train our staff.
You’ll be trained by experienced nurses called clinical educators, who will support you to get to grips with every element involved in providing safe and effective care for children and young people in their homes.
The care you deliver will be overseen by a clinical nurse manager who is on hand to ensure that support is safe, clinically sound and meets the needs of those you are supporting.
Our training model
Our training model covers three core areas:
- Mandatory training
- Clinical training
- Bespoke training
These training sessions run over a few days and will equip you with all the skills you’ll need to provide the best care possible.
Everyone receives mandatory training that covers basic skills, first aid and moving and handling techniques.
You will then learn key competencies through clinical training. These skills will help you deliver vital care for those with respiratory and ventilation needs, those that need feeding support and to those that may need regular medication.
Depending on the needs of the child or young person you are supporting, you may also need to complete additional bespoke training to equip you with skills tailored to the specific needs of the individual, such as catheterisation and tracheostomy care.
Putting your skills into practice!
Once you’ve been trained, you will complete several shifts supported by your clinical educator to put your skills into practice.
This will be completed in the child or young person’s home and will see you get your first taste of delivering one to one care and support in a personal environment.
When you feel comfortable and confident, you’ll be signed off to deliver high-quality complex care and can start making a difference to children, young people and their families!
It’s a great place to work and the educators are amazing with lots of experience.
They’ve helped me learn new skills that I use to help the people I support to be happy and healthy.
Each year, you will be assessed to ensure the care you deliver is safe, effective and meets our high standards.
Where required you may also be asked to complete additional or refresher training so your skills are always up to date with best practice and consistently meet the needs of those you support.
Nurses will be offered supervised clinical practice sessions and will be encouraged to attend annual face to face training sessions with recognised third party healthcare trusts.