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CYP'S CF and Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting time for Nottingham Children's Hospital as we are recruiting to an established service, with a reputation for excellence in the management of Children and Young People with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and other respiratory conditions.

Main duties of the job

To jointly lead, manage, develop and ensure the delivery of a high quality Children and Young Peoples Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Service.

You will work as a clinical expert within the field of Paediatric CF care and as a professional resource to the multidisciplinary teams in acute and community settings.

You will be working with a colleague already in post. This post also supports nursing colleagues within the respiratory team caring for children and young people with other respiratory conditions such as asthma.

The Specialist Paediatric Respiratory Nursing Team has 4 other nurses who have expertise in asthma, CF, allergy and other respiratory conditions. The nurses work closely to ensure continuity of services. The Paediatric Respiratory Nurses manage their own caseload and are autonomous in their practice.

The post holder will ideally have competency/experience or be prepared to undertake training in procedures such as Spirometry, Port-A-Cath management, venepuncture and cannulation and non- medical prescribing qualification (V300).

The post holder will also be expected to manage other staff within the respiratory service.

Whilst this is a hospital based role there will be a requirement to travel to shared-care clinics across the region. Flexibility is required to support the changing weekly demands of the service.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist clinical skills, expertise, guidance, support & advice across Nottingham and the shared care areas for the CF Service.
  • Independently manage own caseload, providing care to children and families in liaison with primary and secondary care.
  • Demonstrate appropriate expert practice and specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
  • Act as a clinical expert and role model for the childrens CF Service and the Trust, by planning and undertaking nurse led services within the speciality.
  • Responsible for the monitoring and development of policies, protocols and guidelines in conjunction with other multi-disciplinary team members, and ensure their dissemination and adoption.
  • Undertakes high level complex decision making, managing risk as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Person Specification



  • Significant post registration experience in Respiratory conditions
  • Experience in the management of patients with respiratory condition such as cystic fibrosis and asthma.


  • Recognised respiratory qualification/training eg spirometry
  • Understanding of risk management/clinical governance
  • Understanding of audit
  • CF experience

Communication and relationship skills


  • Able to present and receive relevant clinical information to or from a multi-professional audience.
  • Good team building skills able to demonstrate how to motivate and lead.
  • Can produce timely, accurate written / electronic records and documents.


  • Experience in forming policy and local and national level
  • Leadership module/qualification

Planning and organisational


  • Able to organise own workload.
  • Able to prioritise actions and to provide advice to the multi professional team.

Training and Qualifications


  • RN (Child) /NMC registration
  • BSc (Hons) or evidence of studying at degree level
  • Experience of teaching and assessing staff and families


  • Recognised respiratory qualification/training e.g. spirometry.
  • Have the knowledge of, and skills to use the clinical tests available for the assessment of children with respiratory conditions.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital Trust

Derby Road



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