Job Description

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Specialist Children and Young Peoples Services (SCYPS).

Community Childrens Nursing Service (CCNS)  Caring for children with health care needs in the community.

Special School Nursing (SSN) team lead  Band 7 term time only

This is an exciting time to join our team within SCYPS. For the first time we are launching our newly developed special school nursing team, which will sit within the umbrella of CCNS in Newham, London. There is strong nurse leadership within CCNS and this post sits within a wider senior management team, supported by the Childrens Community Matron. As the team is new, this role will be responsible for developing pathways, policies and working closely with the schools under the teams management, to implement the new model of support and gain feedback to aid the continual improvement of the new service delivery.

The special school nursing team will be supporting children and young people (CYP) with complex health needs to attend education settings alongside their peers. Newham has an inclusive school policy so many of our CYP with complex needs and profound multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) attend mainstream schools with resource provision, in addition to our special school within the borough.

The team will consist of nurses, nursing associate and admin to ensure good case management of holistic needs across a cohort of schools. As this role will be leading the team, the post holder will need to demonstrate they have experience of leadership, management, clinical expertise (tracheostomy, long term ventilation, enteral feeding, oxygen and airway secretion management) and experience working with CYP who have special education needs and disabilities (SEND). Being confident to teach and assess staff (registered and nonregistered), plus provide ongoing supervision is essential. In addition networking, influencing and effective team working skills will be critical to this role, as the team will be working across many different professions, organisations and agencies. Good communication skills are a must alongside a flexible and forward thinking attitude.

We are looking for a paediatric nurse with a strong commitment to work in partnership with children, young people and their families in order to provide evidence based, holistic health care and make a positive difference to their lives.

You need to be a RN (child) or RN with experience of paediatric nursing, holding current NMC registration to be considered for this post

This is a term time only post 37.5hrs/week.

Newham is culturally the most diverse of all London boroughs, with people from a rich variety of ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. The borough is undergoing a profound transformation and you will be working in a community at the forefront of regeneration initiatives as part of the Thames Gateway and, of course, host of the 2012 Olympics. We have the third fastest growing population in England with 40% of the community being 0-24 years old and children and young peoples health services are at the centre of local developments.

For further information regarding this post or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Rebecca Daniels (Matron) or Bianca Gardiner (practice development facilitator) on 0203 738 7063 or via