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Children's Asthma Nurse Specialist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
Do you have a background or interest in paediatric allergy and/or asthma? We are seeking motivated and dynamic Band 6 Community Nurse to join the our specialist motivated friendly Childrens Community Nursing team in Waltham Forest

The Specialist Childrens Community Nursing team comprises of four teams - Child Development Nursing, Special School Nursing, Paediatric Continence and Childrens Community Nursing team as well as Nurse specialists. The teams provides care to children across Waltham Forest in their homes, in clinic and in Special School settings. The aim is to provide an excellent standard of Nursing care to enable children to achieve their best possible outcomes.

We are looking for a confident innovative individual who is a team player with the ability to develop and continue collaborative working relationships with other healthcare professionals, services, and agenciesWe are looking for a confident innovative individual who is a team player with the ability to develop and continue collaborative working relationships with other healthcare professionals, services, and agencies.This is a part time fixed term role to cover Maternity Leave. We would welcome applications from current Band 6 nurses looking for development opportunity.If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

For more information contact Karen Foster Clinical Lead Specialist Childrens Nursing 07876 740475

Main duties of the job

To assess patients, select, carry out, and interpret the end results of specific tests in conjunction with Lead Nurse and PaediatricianEnsure a continuous service to children/young people is offered in the hospital and in the community as required

To support the co-ordination of the service and run nurse-led clinics for patients from diagnosis through to treatment and follow upTo act as an advisor to health care staff on matters relating to the patient's management and to provide clinical, professional advicePromote the development of clinically effective care that is seamless between primary and secondary care settings

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Paediatric Nursing Qualification
  • Registered with NMC


  • Asthma Qualification or working towards
  • Evidence of safeguarding training



  • 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Experience of working as part of the multidisciplinary team


  • Experience of working in the community
  • Min 1yr Experience of working with children with asthma/respiratory conditions, and relevant current experience



  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Demonstrates ability to be able to carry out clinical role without continuous direct supervision


  • Knowledge of current research and practice in asthma care
  • Awareness of Equality and valuing diversity principles



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills and recording within patient records


  • Evidence of working as part of a team
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the ethos of clinical governance and its relevance in nursing

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Wood Street Health Centre

6 Linford Road


E17 3LA

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