Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist for Home Ventilation, NIV/LTV

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
13 Dec 2023
For the Specialist Paediatric Respiratory in Home Oxygen and General Respiratory.

Are you a children's nurse or Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapist with respiratory experience looking for a new and exciting challenge to join the paediatric respiratory clinical nurse specialist team at Bart's Health NHS? Then come and work with our ever-expanding team at The Royal London Hospital, Children's Division in the busy East End area of London.

We are a tertiary respiratory multidisciplinary service that takes referrals from within North East London and Essex.

The role involves both case load management, working with patients and staff in clinical areas including the Respiratory Ward, PCCU, NICU, outpatients as well as community teams.

This busy role is to help co-ordinate the respiratory care of children who require home oxygen therapy and where there is a specific need for a respiratory specialist care.

The role also involves working with the neonatal consultants in the neonatal respiratory clinic to help the Home Oxygen CNS to co-ordinate the Palivizumab program for eligible Barts Health NHS patients within and outside the borough.

We would love to hear from you and strongly recommend you contact us for more information about the role and service and arrange an informal visit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take a significant leadership role in supporting the highest level of quality expert practice and support for children and young people with home mechanical ventilation (HMV) needs and their families. HMV includes those on Long-Term Ventilation and Non-Invasive Ventilation. This post holder will also be looking after children with Tracheostomies and Nasal Pharyngeal Airways. This will involve full liaison, participation, and interaction with the complex multidisciplinary and multiagency teams responsible for the delivery of both care and resources to establish effective transitional and home care packages. Within this process of transitioning care, the post holder, as patient advocate and based on the individual assessed needs of the patient and family will establish requirements for bespoke and effective homecare for all patients with HMV needs. The post holder will challenge professional and organisational boundaries and assist in developing solutions that best meet the needs of children and their families. They will work both collaboratively and autonomously, offering authoritative, supplementary, and complementary practical support to the children and families within the caseload. The post will encompass a significant level of education, training, and leadership responsibilities to significantly increase both the capacity and capability of the service and individual families to respond to changing needs and provide ongoing effective 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



  • Registered Paediatric Nurse.
  • Intravenous accreditation.
  • Mentorship course or equivalent.
  • Specialist Clinical Course in Respiratory
  • Relevant respiratory courses


  • Working towards relevant degree or masters



  • Post registration experience including recent experience within the appropriate specialty.
  • Experience of caseload management
  • Experience of Home oxygen patients.
  • Experience of tracheostomy and nasal prong patients
  • Experience with Home mechanical Ventilated and non-invasive ventilated patients.
  • Experienced with managing patients with Sleep Disordered breathing and those. requiring home mechanical chronic ventilator management.
  • Experience of working with students and facilitating their learning needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding process.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy.


  • Experience of change management.
  • Experience in group teaching or public
  • Evidence of participation in organised teaching and study days representing the trust and networking.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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