Childhood Obesity Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Band 6 Paediatric Obesity Nurse Specialist

0.5 WTE (18.75 hrs) - Permanent

An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic nurse to join the Care of Childhood Obesity team at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

If you are an enthusiastic, experienced Paediatric Nurse looking for a new challenge where no two days are the same, this could be the post for you.

The clinic supports around 180 children and their families. Our families follow a pathway of care which is usually around 2 years. During this time they have input from our multi-disciplinary team which is made up of 2 Medical Specialists, Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Dietitian, Specialist Social worker and Clinical Nurse Specialist.

As a team player, with excellent communication and organisational skills you could be just the person we are looking for. Ensure that patients and their relatives receive specialised, highly skilled care, support, information, and advice as deemed appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to actively participate within Therapy clinics to provide extensive work with families that consists of:

Collaborate with obesity clinicians, COCO team psychologist, social worker, & specialist dietician in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the clinical care of newly identified obese children.Actively participate within Therapy clinics (without clinician) to provide intensive work with families

Assess needs of the families at every contact and organise access to other MDT specialists within the COCO team, outside organisations and support as appropriate.Facilitate the child's self-management of its condition when relevant (i.e., older children and adolescents) and enable the child to make informed health choices to reduce the risk of complications

Support the Endocrine CNS' within the Clinical Investigation Unit performing specific tests such as Oral Glucose tolerance assessment as appropriate.Liaise with schools to ensure information and advice is available for Education staff to provide appropriate care for the child with obesity

Work collaboratively with the COCO social worker to identify safeguarding, risk and social care needs of all children seen in the service. Support children using medication to manage obesity or for treatment of complications of obesity. Including reviewing progress, family education and training of the use of treatments to ensure patient safety

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard



  • Respecting Everyone
  • Embracing change
  • Recognising Success
  • Working Together

Education & Training


  • Registered Children's Nurse
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at level 3

Knowledge & Experience


  • Considerable relevant post registration experience.
  • Current appropriate post registration speciality experience
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others.
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty issues.
  • Information technology skills.
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high-quality nursing care
  • Initiative

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