Clinical Nurse Specialist for Children and Young People at Risk

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc. HCA
Closing date
3 Jan 2024

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We are looking to appoint a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Developmental Paediatrics to join Evelina London Community Children's Services to work with the integrated Community Paediatrics services in Lambeth and Southwark.

The post holder will be based at the Mary Sheridan Centre in Lambeth and Sunshine House, Southwark. The post holder will deliver services across both Mary Sheridan Centre, Lambeth and Sunshine House, Southwark.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a first class team in an active and progressive central London teaching hospital environment at a time when new ways of working to improve outcomes for children are being explored through multiple initiatives.

Southwark specialist community child health services are based at the purpose built integrated centre for children and young people, Sunshine House, which houses the community paediatricians, specialist nurses, paediatric therapists and the CAMHS' neurodevelopmental services.

Lambeth specialist community child health services are based at the Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health in Kennington. This is a purpose built child development centre with community paediatricians, specialist nurses, paediatric therapists, CAMHS and administrative staff.

Closing date: 03/01/2024

Interview date: 15/01/2024

Main duties of the job

  • Participation in child protection medicals where there are concerns about abuse (including sexual abuse) - completion of lifestyle, emotional and mental wellbeing screening of child as part of joint appointment for CP medical including being present for physical examinations as required and to contribute to the written report resulting from the medical.
  • Nurse-led clinic: neurodevelopmental follow-up of children identified at CP medical requiring a community paeds assessment including home/school visits as needed. To produce a written report of the assessment to be shared with parents, other professionals including school and Children's Social Care (CSC) as appropriate.
  • CP duty rota : initial point of response to referrals from CSC (as part of rota) & attendance at strategy meetings allocated to the community paediatrics service i.e. via the existing pathway
  • To recognise developmental concerns and discuss with supervising medical team/ Consultant on call
  • Access Consultant on-call for Child protection each week for clinical discussion and supervision

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

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.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • RN1 or RN Child Registered Nurse, HV SCPHN
  • Current NMC registration
  • 1st Degree in relevant health /social care
  • Child Protection training level 3
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • To have or working towards a master's degree



  • Have substantial clinical experience of the health needs of children and families
  • Previous experience of Working in community settings
  • Child Protection practice and knowledge
  • Undertaking developmental health reviews and parenting support
  • SEND agenda
  • Knowledge of local child health systems and arrangements
  • Ability to interpret complex information from a number of agencies to make appropriate evidence-based recommendations about children and families in complex cases.
  • Substantial experience of identifying and appropriately responding to safeguarding concerns in the community/acute through the appropriate channels


  • Experience of delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator

Values & behaviours


  • Values & behaviours

skills and knowledge


  • Substantial clinical, managerial and leadership skills (acute or community settings).
  • Experience of conducting developmental assessment/reviews on children and offering support to improve parenting skills
  • Evidence of expertise in the care of children with special educational needs, disabilities and those whose first language is not English.
  • Experience of working with parents/carers. Be skilled in managing conflict and unpredictable caseload.
  • Proven ability to manage complex situations and appropriately deliver sensitive and difficult outcomes
  • Sound knowledge of current issues in the profession and practice of nursing
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal & communication skills including the ability to use IT to good effect.
  • Time management and organisation skills


  • Undertaken or participated in clinical & nursing research and audits
  • Advanced Nurse practitioner skills - Able to use skills of history taking and physical assessment to direct patient care

Additional information


  • Flexible and positive approach to work - able to work outside normal office hours if required.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Mary Sheridan Centre

5 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, Kennington.


SE11 4TH

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