RNC: Children’s nurse, level 1

Location: Community Based within children’s own homes. (Various Locations)

Role Type: Bank or Part-time

Salary: £28,860 – £29250 based on 37.5 hours (dependant on experience)

NHS Band: Band 5


Position Type

Part Time




£28,860 - £29,250

Job Description

Lagan’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing support and care to children in the community with complex health conditions. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for these children and their families by offering compassionate and specialised nursing services tailored to their unique needs.


The Opportunity:

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Registered Nurse (Children’s Nurse), Level 1, to join our team at Lagan’s Foundation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for paediatric nursing and a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children with complex health conditions. As a Level 1 Children’s Nurse, you will play a vital role in delivering high-quality nursing care and support to children and their families in the community. Additionally, you will be expected to mentor student nurses and carers, providing guidance and support in their clinical development.


  1. Provide comprehensive nursing care to children with complex health conditions in their homes or community settings.
  2. Perform tasks such as gastrostomy tube feeding, medication administration, tracheostomy care, and stoma care according to individualised care plans and medical protocols.
  3. Conduct thorough assessments of each child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs, and collaborate with healthcare team members to develop and implement appropriate care plans.
  4. Monitor vital signs, assess for signs of complications, and respond promptly to changes in the child’s condition, escalating concerns as needed.
  5. Educate and support families in caring for their child’s complex health needs, providing training on medical procedures, equipment use, and symptom management.
  6. Ensure the safety and comfort of children during care procedures, maintaining infection control practices and adhering to safety protocols.
  7. Document all nursing interventions, assessments, and communications accurately and comprehensively in the child’s medical records.
  8. Collaborate effectively with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, therapists, and social workers, to coordinate holistic care for each child.
  9. Mentor student nurses and carers, providing guidance, support, and clinical supervision to facilitate their professional development.
  10. Participate in ongoing education and training to enhance clinical skills and knowledge in paediatric nursing and the care of children with complex health conditions. Note: Some of this training will be at our head office.
  11. Advocate for the needs and rights of children with complex health conditions and their families, promoting their well-being and access to resources and support services.


  1. Valid Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the NMC.
  2. Bachelor of Science in Children Nursing (BScN) degree.
  3. Previous experience in paediatric nursing, home health care, or community nursing preferred.
  4. Knowledge and proficiency in performing tasks such as gastrostomy tube feeding, medication administration, tracheostomy care, and stoma care.
  5. BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required; additional certifications such as PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) preferred.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport with children and families and collaborate effectively with healthcare team members.
  7. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to make sound clinical judgments in complex situations.
  8. Compassionate, patient-centred approach to care, with a commitment to advocating for the needs of children and families.
  9. Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in a community-based nursing setting.
  10. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.


What’s In It For You:

  • 28 days holiday including statutory bank holidays (pro rata for part-time).
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Hospital Saturday Fund – Health Cash Plan.
  • Flex Benefits including salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Discounted main line train fares.
  • On-site Parking.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • Meaningful work with children and families in the community.


Be Yourself: Lagan’s Foundation embraces Diversity and Inclusion, celebrating differences while fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture. As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we encourage applicants to communicate any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. We are also open to discussing flexible working options if the role allows. Join us in shaping a dynamic, innovative, and inclusive environment.