Paediatric Nurse

North Chailey
£23,023 to £29,608 pa pro rata
13 Sep 2018
27 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade - Band 5

We are looking for enthusiastic registered nurses who are interested in developing new skills working with young people with complex needs.  We provide specialist 24 hour nursing care to children from 3 years old to young adults aged up to 25 years, both in school and the residential provision.

This role is very unique and requires a nurse eager to help improve the lives of children and young people with complex needs including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, physical disability and children with a tracheostomy who require ventilation.

A lack of relevant experience should not deter anyone from applying; we value enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills. You will be supported to become competent in catheterisation, tracheostomies and ventilation, emergency seizure management and gain knowledge and experience with complex and long term neurological conditions.

The nursing team are employed by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, but work on site in partnership with Chailey Heritage Foundation. We work with the in house clinical multidisciplinary team including SALT, Physio, OT and Doctors to provide holistic person centred care.

This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse to work in a unique environment facilitating our young people to engage in activities such as horse riding, swimming, day trips and holidays.  The site consists of Chailey Heritage School, 6 residential bungalows and facilities such as a farm, swimming pool, horse stables and the developing DREAM centre. 

You will need to:

  • Role model best practice to inspire carers to achieve their potential
  • Be an excellent communicator and utilise a range of communication methods
  • Act as an advocate safeguarding our young people.
  • Have a hands on approach
  • Be able to develop personalised care plans
  • Be able to respond to changing clinical needs, maintain & promote general well being
  • Work throughout the 24 hour period including nights, weekends and bank holidays
  • Have empathy and understanding of the challenges faced by our young people
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

The rural location of the school means it would be helpful to have access to a car or other form of transport.

If you are ready to be part of an enthusiastic team who are passionate about delivering person centred holistic care and to enable safe, healthy and happy lives we would love to hear from you.  


Applicant requirements You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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