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Band 6 Paediatrics Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist - Asthma

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
We have an exciting opportunity for a trained children's nurse to join our Paediatric Respiratory Nursing Service as a Band 6 for a 2 year fixed term working 30hours per week . This charity supported role is an opportunity for UHB Trust to review and improve our Asthma services for children and young people across all of our sites -- Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth. The majority of this role will be Heartlands and Good Hope based but will involve liaison with the MDT across all sites to improve Asthma awareness, education and child outcomes. This is a great opportunity for personal and professional development to extend knowledge and skills of working with children with long term respiratory conditions and Asthma.

You will complete specialist nursing assessments and plan interventions to promote the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families in partnership with key agencies and professionals. You will maintain responsibility for a designated case-load and act autonomously communicating and relating to children and their families

You will positively represent the needs and rights of children and young people with long term respiratory conditions and Asthma promoting equality and assisting access to NHS and other services.

Main duties of the job

Main duties

Our ideal candidate will be able to organise themselves to deliver effective and efficient holistic care and will be a car driver with means of transport for cross site working.

You will organize and manage a designated caseload, provide specialist nursing advice to children and young people with Asthma and related long term respiratory conditions and their families, facilitate inpatient and outpatient reviews and will be a point of contact for assessment, intervention and education.

You will be expected to generate and review supportive written management plans, including escalation of therapies and treatment, facilitate appropriate education resources and provision at varying levels to meet the needs of individuals and teams across Trust sites (nurses, Doctors, health care assistants, community and primary care colleagues and emergency/admission area staff) and teach and act as a facilitator to other staff.

As a band 6 Specialist Nurse you will practice under the direction of the Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist for Asthma and work alongside, including support to, our other respiratory speciality nurses for CF, NIV and home oxygen. Dependant on previous experience there will be a programme of working towards achieving agreed levels of competence, skills and independent autonomous practice.

The team uses a range of techniques to ensure and monitor standards of practice including audit and research. This role will include participation in data entry for National Asthma audit.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Child Nurse on the NMC Register.
  • Recognised mentorship course.
  • Willingness to undertake training and education to support the role of Nonmedical prescriber



  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC.
  • More than 2 years post registration experience in Paediatric Nursing with evidence of specific Asthma related care, passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice.
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary and cross agency work environment.
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality.
  • Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding in relation to the role applied for.
  • Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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