Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic motivated Paediatric Nurse to join our team working in the special schools.  Within the role you would be working autonomously providing care to children with additional health needs.

Please note that this vacancy will close when we receive sufficient completed applications.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide the highest standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without direct supervision within the Children’s Services.
  • To provide skilled nursing support to enable children with complex health needs to access educational opportunities
  • Work alone within the special school providing care as per health plan, dispense medication, and support with any emergency situation
  • To offer training and support to education and social care staff specific to the health needs of the individual child / young person.
  • To care for children, and their families, with a wide range of health needs, who require clinical care and support in the home, and other community settings.
  • It is essential that the post holder is sensitive to the emotional needs of children who have a life threatening illness, and complex health needs, and are technology dependent.
  • To deliver the above will require a specific understanding and knowledge base of child health needs, community based care and an understanding of the basic principles of palliative care.

Working for our organisation

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills.  You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:

  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

It is essential that applicants have recent experience in acute paediatric nursing to ensure they have developed those skills required to nurse sick children at home, and to work as an autonomous practitioner.

Applicants must be a Registered Children’s Nurse with current NMC Registration

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Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registration – RSCN or RN Child
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a children’s community nursing service or in PICU


Essential criteria
  • An understanding of children’s health issues and the current agenda for children’s services
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of issues in children’s community nursing


Essential criteria
  • Good communication /interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of continued practice development