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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated experienced paediatric nurse to join the Gastroenterology Nursing team at Sheffield Children's Hospital. This is a full time temporary post available from now until the end of March 2024 and the successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Manage telephone and email support service daily
  • Attend and co-ordinate Gastroenterology ward rounds and meetings
  • supporting nurse led clinics
  • Nurse led ward round and review
  • Pre and post op care and education
  • Teaching patients, families and staff - medication
  • Maintaining policies and protocols
  • Liaise with other MDT (Community and hospitals)
  • Carry out audit to nationally agreed standards
  • Research

Do you have?
  • Two years or more at Band 6
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Work as part of a team
  • Previous experience working with patients and families who have chronic conditions
  • Mentoring qualification
  • Enthusiasm to teach and support others
  • An interest in gastroenterology
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service

Main duties of the job

  • To act as a Named Nurse and plan, implement and evaluate care for children with confirmed gastroenterological and hepatology conditions
  • To develop and co-ordinate the Gastroenterology nursing Service in a variety of settings ensuring the quality of care provision for Children of all ages.
  • To provide specialist education, training and information to children, families and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provide a seamless transition of care for patients with gastroenterology and liver conditions to adult services.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To plan, implement and evaluate care for children with Gastroenterology conditions
  • Ensure all children from all age groups and abilities have optimum family-centred, evidence based care.
  • Ensure parents and children have the opportunity to discuss current treatment options and given the opportunity to make an informed decision.
  • Carry out nursing observations and monitor and record as appropriate using technical equipment as necessary for which training and supervision has been given.
  • Provide parents and children with specific written and verbal information, advice and supplies as appropriate to individual care.
  • Communicate plans of care, changes in condition and treatment to parents/carers and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Manage complex clinical situations responding to the changing needs of the patient.
  • Administer medication according to the Code of Professional Conduct and local policy including oral, subcutaneous, intravenous and topical treatments.
  • Monitor patients on immune-suppression and escalate as appropriate to senior members of the Gastroenterology team.
  • Provide a telephone advice line to patients with Gastroenterology conditions.
  • Liaise with patients and their families via the bleep, email and telephone.
  • Maintain patient databases
  • Complete audit and research
  • Maintain professional accountability and responsibility by revalidating (3 years) and renewing registration on an annual basis

If you would like to discuss the role further contact Rhona Hubbard, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist on 0114 2717162 or email:

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RSCN or RN (Child)
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Paediatric Life Support Certificate



  • 2 years band 6 experience
  • Experience of caring for children and families with gastroenterology conditions


  • Medical and/or Surgical Nursing experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of Holistic Family centred care using evidence based practices
  • Speciality Issues
  • Health & Safety Safe Practices e.g. Lifting and Handling, Sharps, COSHH
  • Current Nursing/Health Issues
  • Infection control
  • Good Organisation skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Management of own Client Group


  • Interest or experience in audit and research
  • Leadership qualities

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Conscientious
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Awareness of own learning needs - proactive approach to learning


  • Willingness to develop skills

Demonstrates Trust Values


  • C = Compassion A = Accountability R = Respect E = Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's Hospital

Western Bank


S10 2TH

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