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Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cystic Fibrosis

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023
Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Nurse SpecialistBand 6 - 0.80WTE - 9 Months Maternity leave cover

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to join Bristol Royal Hospital for Children as a clinical nurse specialist in cystic fibrosis (CF) The Bristol Paediatric CF service is the largest Specialist Centre in the South West of England. You will join a team of two other clinical nurse specialists working within a multidisciplinary team (MDT) actively involved in clinical care, teaching and research.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join our well established team.

The CF clinical nurse specialists are an integral part of the CF MDT and play a pivotal role in providing the day to day care pathway for patients and their families. You will be involved in all aspect of CF management within inpatient, outpatient, community and outreach services. The post involves the provision and on-going development of clinical care and scientific research for approximately 200 patients (both full and shared care). The post holder will also be expected to support the regional clinics offering expert knowledge and advice and aims to further develop and facilitate a skilled nursing provision within the clinical network.

The post holder will need to have a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Proposed interview date scheduled for Monday 27th November, 2023.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide patients and staff with specialist advice to manage complex symptoms
  • To develop, improve, and promote the service ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective care utilising the support and guidance of senior colleagues
  • To develop and share expertise within the multidisciplinary team
  • To develop the skills to act as a resource in the care of patient's needs, ensuring an optimum level of service to patients and their carers.
  • To work closely with community and relevant network, other hospital and community staff to ensure an effective seamless service.
  • To provide effective communication systems of support for patients
  • To build up a skill set to embed patient and public involvement within the sphere of specialist nursing practice.
  • To ensure that all patients and families are aware of all treatment options, including clinical trials
  • To work as patient advocate, to help negotiate the patient journey and ensure optimum care is provided to each patient.
  • To develop links with other organisations providing support and information.
  • To adhere to infection control guidelines and procedures.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Training & Qualifications


  • Active 1st level registration with NMC
  • 1st Degree In nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake/ working towards
  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at level 3
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing


  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study

Knowledge & Experience


  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing, speciality
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching
  • Experience as preceptor / mentor


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken

Skills & Abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street



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