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Child development nurse specialist

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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The post-holder will be responsible for the management of a defined caseload (patients/service-users) and will provide highly specialist nursing support, advice, education and/or care to children with complex needs and physical or neuro-disability. This will be both in and external to nurse and consultant led clinics

.The post-holder will carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care CDS patients whilst supporting families where appropriate. The post holder will work towards the SEND agenda on behalf of the trust and promote collaborative working between the trust, education establishments and social care services.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be part of a four nurse team. Under the direct delegation of the consultant workforce the post-holder will manage appropriate nurse led clinics, be a key worker for children and young people on the designated consultant's caseload and manage the patient message/task boards.

The post-holder will provide clinical, social and psychological support to their patients/service-users using excellent communication skills, education and health promotion to enable them to reach their optimum level of independence and health.

The post holder will signpost to other support services internally and externally of our organisation that may be able to support various elements of the child or young person's needs.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for a detailed description of the role requirements

Person Specification



  • Significant post-registration experience
  • Experience of working with children and families with complex needs/ disability/ SEND
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients/service-users/staff demonstrating knowledge of specific needs
  • Experience of carrying out clinical audit
  • Experience of contributing to policy development
  • Experience of imparting complex advice
  • Experience of working in an MDT and across organisational and professional boundaries


  • Experience of managing another colleague



  • Report writing / Presentation skills
  • Highly computer literate - ability to use Word/Excel/PowerPoint, etc
  • Clinical credibility
  • Clinical skills specific to neurodiversity
  • Ability to work as part of a team and provide leadership
  • Organised approach to work with ability to prioritise and delegate
  • Mentoring, advanced communication and counselling skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Proven skills in teaching individuals and small groups



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national targets and priorities



  • RSCN/RN (child) / RN (Learning Disability)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification e.g. ENB (998) or equivalent
  • Degree or equivalent level of education or experienceDegree or equivalent level of education or experienceDegree or equivalent level of education or experience


  • Post registration qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing module
  • Evidence of further study/knowledge at Masters level or equivalent
  • Counselling qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


St Luke's Hospital

Little horton lane



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