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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Gastroenterology

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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As part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Evelina London is there for children, young people and women from London to South East England and provides specialist care for families around the UK and across the world.

Every year, the number of children and young people Evelina London cares for, in our hospitals and throughout our local community, continues to grow. We support families from pre-conception, before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life. Right in the heart of vibrant London, we benefit from excellent transport links, we have staff working here from the local areas, spanning across London, and further afield into the home counties.

Do you have a broad experience in gastroenterology and improving pathways for long term patients? Do you want to improve outcomes for children with gastrointestinal disorders?

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join a supportive multidisciplinary team to improve both inpatient and outpatient care within our network.

We will consider applications from senior Band 5 nurses as a developmental post. The successful candidate will be in post as a B6 until competencies met to move to the B7 post.

Closing date: 20/09/2023

Interview date: 27/10/2023

Main duties of the job

The successful individual will have substantial post registration experience as a senior nurse looking after patients with gastrointestinal disorders.

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist you would bring excellent clinical skills and knowledge, and a desire to maintain and role model a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

You should have evidence of prior autonomous working and are committed to continuously developing professional skills.

You will benefit from excellent support from the multidisciplinary team and CNS peers.

We passionately believe in promoting care and compassion to all our patients and provide a holistic child and family-centred approach to all the children and young people in our care.

As part of this role you will conduct and analyse physiological studies for children and young people with motility disorders. The team will support your training to do this.

We will offer you a comprehensive range of experience and development opportunities. If you feel you have the skills, enthusiasm and ambition to join this fantastic team please take this opportunity and contact us.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark

At Evelina, we are reminded every day of how important it is to look after the health and wellbeing of our staff as they balance of responsibilities in and out of work. And aim to support a work/life balance that meets the needs of our employees and families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team the post holder will develop, implement and evaluate a seamless specialist service for children with GI conditions ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of clinical care.

They will act as a lead specialist and will demonstrate a high level of expertise within the specialist service, providing specialist advice, education and support to health care professionals and patients.

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the ongoing development of clinical practice and standards of care within the service, including development of policies, protocols and guidelines and contribute to service developments in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues.

Also ensures the safety and wellbeing of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person-centred care principles.

Please see attached Job Description for full details of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education/Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or equivalent post qualification experience.
  • RN1 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of specialty.



  • Proven evidence of management / leadership skills and autonomous practice
  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at an advanced level within a specialist area delivering effective patient focused care
  • Experience of audit, research & evidence based care

Skills/ Knowledge/ Ability


  • Evidence of teaching skills in particular teaching patients in how to manage their conditions and raise their awareness of their condition.
  • Proven listening / counselling skills with the ability to manage complex situation and appropriately deliver sensitive and difficult outcomes.
  • Advanced clinical, managerial and leadership skills in specialty
  • Ability to clinically lead & influence staff
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Able to use skills of history taking and physical assessment to direct patient care

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guys and St Thomas Hospital



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