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Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (Band 5)

Part time 0.60wte (22.5hrs a week)

We are looking for a new member of the Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases (PID) team to support our infection screening and management service at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC). As well as being involved in facilitating these clinics the successful applicant will work alongside the PID nurses to provide excellent family centred care to our patient cohort.

BRHC provides a tertiary referral service for specialist care for children with underlying primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and complex infectious diseases in BNSSG and across the Southwest Region.

Working in a busy department the successful applicant will be required to have excellent communication skills and demonstrate a willingness to develop their knowledge in the specialist area of immunology and infectious diseases, working within the wider PID team which includes the OPAT and Vascular Access teams. Relevant training such as phlebotomy will be supported to enable this.

In addition, there will be opportunities to be involved in research related to Childhood Infection and Immunity.

Main duties of the job

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist the PID nursing team to ensure efficient running of clinics.
  • Provide phlebotomy services for PID patients in outpatient clinics and on the wards when required.
  • Administer vaccinations and other medicines.
  • Preforming Mantoux testing
  • Homecare training for parents and training children to swallow tablets
  • Provide advice and information to patients/families and be able to escalate any concerns appropriately.
  • Maintain patient databases.
  • Participate in audits, research and support service development i.e. patient questionnaires.

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

Person Specification



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Qualifications & Training


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC Registration


  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course

Knowledge & Experience


  • Post-registration paediatric experience
  • Experience of working within a multi-professional team
  • Venepuncture, cannulation and IV administration skills


  • Immunology experience or experience of administering blood products and/or high-risk drugs
  • Experience of delivering education and training formally and informally to patients and professionals

Skills & Abilities


  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development.
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training.
  • Basic IT skills (e.g. Microsoft packages)
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient.
  • Interpersonal skills - Calm - Supportive - Motivated - Professional
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills.
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Able to manage difficult situations.
  • Awareness of audit & research
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Flexible working practices
  • General good health, Able to work on feet for long periods. Aware that the role can be stressful and emotional at times.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street



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