Surrey’s Children’s Continuing Healthcare Team will be holding a recruitment Open Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 14th October at the Jarvis Centre, 60 Stoughton Road, Guildford GU1 1LJ.
The Surrey-wide service provides support at home for children aged from 3 months to 18 years of age who have complex, life limiting illnesses and health needs.
On the day there will be opportunities to visit the bespoke training room to understand the clinical skills required in the roles and experience the training we provide for staff.
The Open Day is also an opportunity for nurses and carers to meet with some of the Continuing Healthcare Team, learn more about the job opportunities and how the Team can support their careers.
Nurses and carers interested in working with us can apply in advance and be interviewed on the day. They can also drop-in between 10am and 4pm to learn more about the recruitment process and the opportunities available . Those interested should call Caroline on 01483 783 157.
The Children’s Healthcare Team is a passionate and dedicated team that in December 2016 won a Team Spirit Award for their commitment to promoting the children’s abilities to be independent and access nursery, school and after school clubs.
There are exciting opportunities within the team for:
- Band 6 Registered Children’s Nurses to develop their community clinical leadership skills
- Band 5 registered adult and child nurses to develop their clinical community nursing skills
- Band 3 Community carers to develop a new set of skills in looking after children with complex health needs
- Band 4 Senior Community carers to develop a new set of skills in looking after children with complex health needs
“We are actively recruiting motivated and committed individuals who have an interest and passion for providing the very best care for the child, supporting their health needs whilst working within the family home. We have a number of vacancies for both Registered Nurses and unregistered staff. We offer excellent training and ongoing support for staff, and ongoing professional development opportunities for Registered Nurses. We work closely with specialist hospitals such as Great Ormond Street to support the child and family.”
“Working with the child and family in their own home is a privilege,” says Sarah Taylor, Service Development Manager for the Children's Continuing Healthcare Team.
Sarah Jordan Clinical Team Lead says: “This is a unique team to work in, it is rewarding and fulfilling, and is an excellent learning environment for people who enjoy working with children with a variety of ongoing health needs.”
Below are some of testimonials from the Continuing Healthcare Team nurses and carers:
“I find the job extremely rewarding as the families are so appreciative of the help you give. The length of shifts and flexible shift pattern fits in with family life.” Nurse
“My job enables me to help and support children and families live as normal a life as possible whilst staying out of hospital. We focus on working with families to see them grow and develop together, to see confidence grow and children exceed other expectations of them. Our team is in its own family who are always there for one another whilst working in the community allows flexible working hours to support our home lives”. Nurse
“What I love about my job is the relationships you build with the parents and children I work with. When you receive a smile from a child or you laugh with them, you know they are happy to see you. You are giving the families time to be a family again. Time to relax a bit knowing someone else is focusing on the child with healthcare needs. The parents are able to shift their focus for the time you are with them, allowing them to spend more time with their partners, other children or on themselves.” Carer