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Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
4 May 2024
West London Children's Healthcare WLCH at St Mary's Hospital is a tertiary referral center which admits children and young people with acute and complex conditions. The Children Services at St Mary's Hospital are aligned with the paediatric care provision at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex Hospitals and the post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team putting the service values of these three hospitals at the center of their practice.

We have an exciting opportunity for a 12 months maternity cover for the Band 7 Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist, based at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. This is a great opportunity for an experienced nurse to provide visible and supportive leadership to our team. The Paediatric Allergy Day Unit is a busy unit which provides a 5-day service and supported by a team of world renowned Specialist Consultants, where staff are trained in oral food challenges, intravenous drug challenges, skin prick test, and spirometry. This post will be subject to criminal records bureau checks at an enhanced level

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel Griffin: Matron for Paediatric Allergy


Tel: 07791997078

Jeremy Weber: Lead Nurse for Children and Young People


Tel: 07919168511

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in partnership with service users and enabling their care and support by assessing and managing care of children who attend our Paediatric Allergy Day Unit and our consultant and nurse-led clinics, which includes the Hammersmith Hospital site. Aside from promoting positive learning culture, the post holder will lead on a range of risks, governance and quality improvement. The post holder will work with the MDT in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care and staff development. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in elective, and emergency or unforeseen situations.

It is an expectation that all staff employed who come in contact with children and young people have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN/RN (child)
  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject area or equivalent experience
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification or experience
  • Evidence of Continued professional development


  • Advanced nursing practice qualification or working towards
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification or working towards
  • Allergy/Asthma Diploma



  • Experience working within the Allergy/Asthma speciality
  • Possess the Capital Nursing Intravenous Passport or Equivalent
  • Advanced clinical skills and knowledge of patients clinical care.
  • Organisational and people management skills


  • Experience in the management of paediatric allergy/ asthma
  • Has experience in autonomous nurse-led clinics or willing to engage in training
  • Experience of change management - positive change agent



  • Sound knowledge and understanding of current issues in patient safety and experience
  • Experience and knowledge of quality. Standard setting and audit.
  • Experience in complaints and quality assurance


  • Sound IT skills (incl email and office packages)
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Word and EXCEL

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Praed street


W2 1NY

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