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Community Children's Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a full time or part-time Community Children's Nurse, you’ll be based in Harlow, working across West Essex and alongside our multi-disciplinary team including but not limited to school nurses, paediatricians, speech and language therapists to allow cross working and shared learning. 

It's a 7-day service that operates from 8am to 8pm every day including all bank holidays and we offer a flexible shift pattern of either short day shifts or long day shifts​.

HCRG Care Group and Barnardo’s are commissioned to provide a range of children, young people and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery and work in partnership to deliver the highest level of care and service.

Main Responsibility

As a Community Children's Nurse you will will be involved in supporting & caring for children & young people 0-18 years with acute, chronic & complex health needs. You will also be involved in the work to reduce attendance at the local A&E department and direct work with local GP practices. Additional responsibilities include:

  • To develop and maintain close links between Community and Hospital based services.
  • To provide specialist skilled nursing care to children in partnership with their family members.
  • To write care plans with the child/young person/parents/carers that meet their nursing needs.
  • To liaise with tertiary centres and co-ordinate care for children receiving shared care
  • To provide teaching and training within the team and others

The Ideal Candidate

You will hold a RSCN/RN (Child) qualification and have significant experience working with children and young people with acute, chronic & complex health needs either in a hospital or community environment.

You will have with strong communication skills with the ability to display compassion and empathy to the children and their families, whilst being able to build effective relationships in order to deliver the highest level of care.  

As this is a community role, a valid UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes is essential. 

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Package Description

As a Children's Community Nurse, you’ll be part of our multi-disciplinary team in Harlow and will feel valued as a Children's Community Nurse, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Band 6 2022/2023 salary with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with the majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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