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Children's Asthma & Allergy Outreach Nurse Specialist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two band 7 fixed term / secondment contracts until 01.11.2025 to deliver the health inequalities children and young people asthma management project. The post holders will sit within children's services with responsibility for the delivery of asthma in children and young people project as part of the ESNEFT inequalities programme.

The post holders are required to have direct clinical involvement and knowledge of asthma in children. The post holders will be responsible for providing training, guidance, advice and support to children/families, schools, GP surgeries and pharmacies focussing on SNEE's areas of deprivation in Ipswich and North East Essex.

We are looking for skilled and motivated professionals who can be flexible practitioners within the community setting, a good team player and be able to develop collaborative working relationships with other healthcare professionals, services and agencies. The post holders will also liaise closely with a broad range of disciplines and agencies, including Education, social services, voluntary agencies and primary and secondary care.

Clinical supervision and a supported induction is provided

Main duties of the job

The post holder will sit within children's services with responsibility for the delivery of the Asthma in C& YP project as part of the Trust's Inequalities Programme. They will have direct clinical involvement and knowledge of paediatric asthma. The post holder is responsible for providing training, guidance, advice and support to children/families, schools, GP Surgeries and pharmacies focusing on SNEE's areas of deprivation. They will be responsible for ensuring schools, GP Surgeries and potentially pharmacies in these areas are supported with achieving the asthma kite mark standards. The post holder will be expected to assist primary and secondary care with referrals of children with poor asthma control, to improve asthma morbidity and non-elective attendances to primary and secondary care. They will be based at either acute site setting, or potentially work from community settings accordingly.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and responsibilities of this role, please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Nursing including acute paediatric settings
  • General Paediatric experience


  • Community Experience
  • Has run nurse-led asthma clinics
  • School Liaison experience



  • Registration/RSCN/RN Child
  • Diploma in Asthma Care and/or Paediatric Respiratory Care
  • Independent non-medical prescriber training
  • Degree


  • Evidence of further professional development
  • School nursing qualification
  • Paediatric Asthma short course
  • Advanced assessment skills



  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Models excellent clinical skills and knowledge i.e.
  • Leadership skills
  • Awareness of professional nursing issues/quality
  • Commitment to research based practice and evidence based care
  • Clear understanding of child protection issues


  • Participated in audits
  • Be aware of research and willing to participate in same
  • Knowledge/evidence of participation in service development or change management

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Heath Road



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