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Paediatric Weight Management Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Paediatric Weight Management Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

0.8 - 0.9 WTE (30- 33.5 hrs) until March 2025

Band 7 Secondment post

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic nurse to join our dynamic childhood weight management team at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

We are also the Southwest Hub centre for delivering the Complications of Excess Weight (CEW) service commissioned by NHS England.

The childhood weight management team serves the population in BNSSG and provides support for its Spoke centre at Plymouth and Cornwall through monthly virtual MDT meetings. Families have input from our multi-professional team which consists of clinical psychologists, specialist dietitians, specialist social worker and medical specialists. The post holder will be an integral member of this team and will collaborate with schools and other teams outside of this organisation.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate both in the Consultant led clinics and therapy clinics, be confident and able to communicate on a wide range of levels. You will run your own nurse-led clinics within the service to review patient progress between appointments and to monitor specific complications related to excess weight. You will also facilitate the child's self-management of their condition and enable the child to make informed health choices to reduce the risk of complications. Providing education and training for families in the use of treatments in a key component of this role.

You will need to work using your own initiative, demonstrate problem solving and excellent organisational skills. You must be able to work flexibly and provide a safe, friendly, and efficient service.

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

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, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within speciality area
  • Significant relevant clinical experience in specialist area
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience
  • Excellent IT skills


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols
  • Non-medical prescriber

Skills & Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Able to gain credibility and influence colleagues including influencing clinical changes where appropriate
  • Expert in specific area of practice and takes accountability for own actions
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • The ability to lead and influence change
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality
  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor, and supervisor to colleagues
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to cope with sensitive and sometimes distressing emotional issues, and to support others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high-quality nursing care

Qualifications and Training


  • Active 1st level registration with NMC
  • Masters level study or equivalent experience
  • Teaching/Mentoring qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin St,



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