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Children's Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Inherited Blood Disorders

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Paediatric Specialist Nurse in Inherited Bleeding Disorders to joinChildrens Services within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

The post will involve working on the in-patient wards, assessment units and patients homes and schools throughout the Health Board and be instrumental in the delivery and development of the existing Haematology and Haemophilia service, working with the existing nursing and medical teams both within the Health Board and Alder Hey .

We are seeking a nurse with excellent up to date specialist clinical knowledge and skills, including non-medical prescribing qualification and experience. Some experience of implementing changes within services would be beneficial.

The Haematology/Haemophilia Paediatric Specialist Nurse is key to the co-ordination of the service within Betsi Cadwaladr health Board. The role will involve liaising regularly with healthcare professionals across health care settings within North Wales and our tertiary centre in Alder Hey.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Nurse Specialist works across BCUHB within a clinical specialty acting in the roles of practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher, leader/change agent and care coordinator/case manager in the pursuit of clinical excellence and improved health outcomes. Provides all aspects of nursing care and general support to children and young people with IBD ensuring a seamless service between hospital and community services.

Clinical practice is central to the Clinical Nurse Specialist role, however in order to influence and improve nursing practice it is essential the role is underpinned by the competencies as outlined in the job description below. To develop this service and undertake regular audit activity to assess effectiveness and make recommendations.

The IBD Nursing Service forms part of the shared care arrangements established between the Tertiary Centre (based at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool) and BCUHB.

This position includes a clinical workload. Maintains the link between Primary and Acute Care, Social Services and Education.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (child) with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
  • Post registration experience working either within the clinical speciality or relevant senior nursing role.
  • Holds or is actively working towards a relevant Post-graduate Degree, Degree to be completed within an agreed timeframe.
  • Demonstrate nursing skills comparable to senior nurse working at this level.
  • Demonstrate skills in nursing leadership.


  • Demonstrates ability to develop nursing standards and quality initiatives
  • Demonstrates teaching, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Demonstrate involvement in research that has changed nursing practice
  • Module or qualification in speciality area



  • Exercise independent nursing judgement, apply advanced assessment skills, initiate appropriate clinical interventions, evaluate outcomes, advise others and provide sound rationale for actions in area of Speciality/ practice.
  • Work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, using evidence practice, in area of speciality.
  • Initiate health promotion activities to encourage productive health behaviours and foster the strengths and potential of patients and staff.
  • Be a professional leader and role model, with proven ability to inspire, motivate and develop others.
  • Be champions for, and promote the profession of nursing. IT skills, eg Microsoft.


  • Health board clinical databases eg WPAS



  • Experience and credibility with the health care team as a professional resource.
  • Post registration practice within the defined scope of clinical speciality/ practice.
  • Networking effectively in area of specialty/ practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate evidence based nursing advice to a Multidisciplinary Team.



  • Current issues for nursing and health in Wales. Current government policies, codes, guidelines, and legislation impacting on area of speciality.
  • Current nursing professional standards and codes.
  • BCUHB current vision, goals and objectives.



  • Ability to travel across Health Board geographical area.
  • Willingness to work in a bilingual area.


  • Ability to speak Welsh or a willingness to achieve an appropriate level of oral competence within an agreed timescale.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Glan Clwyd Hospital

Sarn Lane


LL18 5UJ

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