Clinical Nurse Specialist - Community Paediatrics - Band 7 - Bedford

Starting: ASAPHours: Full Time (37.5 hours a week)Base: Child Development Centre, Kempston Bedford

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to undertake assessment and management of children attending the Child Development Centre. They will contribute to the assessment and support of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to the redesign and development of services delivered from the Child Development Centre to meet the needs of the children.

The post holder is required to abide by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust values: Honesty, Empathy, Ambition and Respect (HEAR) and NHS England’s Values Compassion in Practice – 6Cs (Care, Compassion, Communication, Competence, Courage, and Commitment.

Nurse Responsibilities:

1.  Where appropriate start, monitor and adjust pharmacological treatments and liaise with GP in line with agreed Shared Care Protocols
2.  Be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical judgement & autonomous practice
3.  Contribute to multi-professional assessments of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people referred to the Child Development Centre using up to date and evidence based assessment techniques and tools, assessing information from education providers and parents/carers alongside observation of the young person. This may include specialist assessments in various clinics across the trust, and observations in educational settings.
4.  Discuss and agree assessment outcomes with Child/Young person, carers and other health care professionals, promoting health education and self-management.
5.  Be able to advise and support parents and other staff (e.g. school staff) in managing this group of children’s complex needs, including emotional and mental health issues; safeguarding / child in need issues and risk factors; multiple developmental difficulties and presentations and make appropriate and timely referrals, liaising with other professionals. Contribute to parent educational courses.
6.  Provide specialist advice in keeping with NICE guidance, and local guidelines around treatment options and age-appropriate care to optimise treatment. Contribute to transition planning with the adult services.
7.  Provide specialist nursing expertise within and across professional boundaries and develop and streamline Child/Young person care pathways between professionals/partners and in collaboration with other partners
8.  Attend multi agency meetings where appropriate to participate in the assessment, development and delivery of support plans to meet the needs of children and young people with complex needs or vulnerability.
9.  Prioritise workload to ensure most effective use of time to meet current and changing needs of service.
10.  Liaise closely with other services in order to provide a co-ordinated and seamless service for Child/Young people and support the ongoing development of care pathways for these conditions.
11.  Use “Think Family” holistic assessment principles to provide support and education to families, voluntary sectors and the wider community to promote social prescribing.
12.  Provide information to Child/Young people and their carers concerning the diagnosis, interventions, and other services and refer as appropriate.
13.  Assess and manage clinical risk appropriately and maintain safe working practices particularly lone working.
14.  Ensure equality of access and act in a way that supports equality and values diversity.

Why MedPure?

At MedPure Nursing, we work with candidates to provide flexible, career-boosting roles all across the UK.

With years of experience and relationships with a great number of NHS trusts & private hospitals in every corner of Britain, we can offer you opportunities to suit your lifestyle and ambitions – whether on a locum or permanent basis. We can also support nurses at every level, and across every medical discipline, including RGNs, RMNs, Paediatrics, Oncology, Theatre, Community Nurses and more, as well as Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers. 

What MedPure can offer you?

  • Weekly Payments
  • Support with Revalidation
  • Lucrative referral scheme when you recommend a friend to us*
  • Flexible working hours
  • Support with PDP (Personal Development Planning)
  • Assistance with training.
  • Dedicated registration team to help you through the process.



*Conditions Apply
MedPure Nursing welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.
Job Category: clinical nurse specialist CNS Community Paediatrics
Job Type: Day Weekday
Job Location: Bedford Kempston

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