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Ronald Dahl Nurse Specialist - Children with Medical Complexity

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with medical complexity (CMC)? Young Barts Health @ RLH, in partnership with Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, has an exciting and unique opportunity to work as a Roald Dahl CMC Nurse Specialist. As the role is the first of its kind nationally, this expert practitioner will be part of a new, innovative, and evolving area of paediatric care. In addition, you will receive support from Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity including training opportunities and peer support from the network of Roald Dahl Specialists.

The Roald Dahl CMC Nurse Specialist would enable proactive and inclusive services, centered on the needs of the child and family, to prevent hospitalisation, improve communication, improve resilience, enhance relationships between families and professionals, and to have greater information sharing across organisational boundaries.

This role will suit a registered Children's Nurse with experience caring for children with medical complexity and passionate about ensuring the optimal quality of life these children deserve.

Main duties of the job

The Children with Medical Complexity Nurse Specialist (CMCNS) supports the most medically complex children from hospital to home. Children with medical complexity have multiple professionals involved in their care and the CMCNS role is to ensure that these children receive holistic care that meets their physical, social and health needs. The aim of the service is to improve the experience of families living with medical complexity and to maintain the safety and wellbeing of children who have complex medical needs.

The CMCNS will act as a key worker for families, assisting them to navigate the services and support available to them and taking the lead in coordinating their care. In addition, the expertise provided by the CMCNS will ensure that appropriate, personalised care can be delivered in the right place by the right people.

Children supported by the CMCNS will include those aged 0-18 who have a long term medical condition that involves two or more specialities as well as experiencing challenges in one or more of the following areas:

Multiple medical appointments.

Challenging social circumstances (eg.housing, safeguarding, immigration).

Children who are looked after.

Ongoing care needs in the community.

Technology Dependent care.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • NMC Child Registered Nurse (RN Child / RSCN).
  • First Degree in relevant subject or equivalent qualification / experience.
  • Teaching / Mentorship Qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Evidence of continued professional development and training.


  • CCN Degree/PGDip.



  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload.
  • Able to undertake pertinent clinical skills.
  • Able to practice as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Ability to work with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and innovative.
  • Clear understanding and commitment to clinical governance and quality assurance.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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