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Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cystic Fibrosis

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

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Are you a children's nurse with respiratory experience looking for a new challenge to join the dynamic paediatric respiratory clinical nurse specialists and medical teams at Barts Health NHS Trust as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for CF ?

If you would like a challenge and be part of an excellent Respiratory Service, then please look no further and enquire for a walkabout to achieve the general feel of working in a vibrant Children's Hospital and Trauma Centre.

We are a tertiary respiratory multidisciplinary service that receives referrals from primary care and paediatricians within Tower Hamlets, Northeast London, and Essex. The role involves both case load management and working with patients and staff in clinical areas including our 4 paediatric inpatient wards, PCCU, Children's outpatients and daycare as well as the community. Our service manages a wide variety of respiratory and genetic diseases. The post holder will be expected to manage caseloads consisting of children and young people with CF You will be asked to take a lead in the development of policies and guidelines for those patients. This extends across both families and parents throughout the whole trust and the wider community. The CNS role also includes delivering staff training and education for the management of children within the Trust in collaboration with community teams.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to join our specialist respiratory service and team of children's respiratory nurse specialists. The postholder will work as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to deliver high level specialist respiratory care to patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

The post holder will be active in respiratory nursing management alongside the Respiratory CNS Team and MDT.

The role shall involve working within a seamless specialist respiratory nursing service that is aimed at continuously improving standards of patient care and facilitating multi-professional working. This will be achieved through clinical practice, management, education, research and audit and professional activities considering directorate, corporate, and national policy and within the clinical governance framework.

The post holder will highlight and exemplify best practice, being a resource for advice and conduit for assessment of children with CF. They will work alongside and be active in respiratory nursing management alongside the other members of the respiratory CNS Team and wider multidisciplinary team.

The role may involve working across site and together at various sites according to our pathways.

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



  • Registered Paediatric Nurse
  • Intravenous accreditation.
  • Mentorship course or equivalent


  • Relevant respiratory courses
  • Working towards relevant degree or masters



  • Post registration experience of pediatric respiratory nursing.
  • Experience on Respiratory ward.
  • Experience of working with students and facilitating their learning needs.


  • Experience of change management.
  • Experience of caseload management.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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