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Paediatric Endocrine CNS

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an endocrine CNS to join the team at the Children's Hospital for Wales.

The successful candidate will work alongside an established clinical nurse specialist team and other members of the MDT in order to further develop an-in-depth knowledge of paediatric endocrine conditions (nursing interventions and management).

They will be expected to develop policies, guidelines and take part in audit work in order to constantly improve the service offered to patients. A background in paediatric endocrinology would be advantageous but not essential.

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

A background in Paediatric endocrinology is advantageous, and a CNS role is essential for this role.

We are looking for a highly motivated clinicalnursespecialist to join the nursing team within the tertiary Paediatric Endocrine service for Wales, based at the Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff. The successful candidate will develop an in-depth knowledge of paediatric endocrine disorders and their management. They will support families before, during and after diagnosis, perform diagnostic dynamic endocrine testing, and teach families to manage complex endocrine disorders. They will support families during decisions about treatment options such as growth hormone, and plan and implement treatments in a safe and coordinated way.As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, they will demonstrate a level of expertise within the specialist service, providing specialist advice, education and support to health care professionals, patients and parents/carers of children.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in general endocrinology clinics, both in Cardiff and in outreach across South and Mid Wales. Additionally, there are also a number of specialist joint clinics such as Late Effects Oncology, DSD and Metabolic Bone, which each CNS takes a nursing lead on, and develops specialist knowledge within this area. They will also have an active role in supporting young people through transition and into adult services.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • First level nurse registration
  • MSc Evidence of CPD
  • Teaching and assessing in clinical practice/Teaching qualification


  • Independent prescribing



  • Demonstrable experience in relevant specialty
  • Significant post registration experience


  • Experience of managing own caseload in relevant specialty



  • Evidence of ability to work independently
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrate ability to influence within and outside of service, across multi/inter disciplinary groups.


  • Involvement in audit and research
  • Evidence of presenting work within and outside the organisation

Special Knowledge


  • Evidence of specific knowledge and skills in specialty

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales

University Hospital Wales, Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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