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Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc (pro rata)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced nurse to lead our Children's Specialist Clinical Immunology service at The Royal London Hospital. The Royal London Children's Hospital, is a specialist tertiary paediatric hospital with 109 inpatient beds and cots, serving a consistent cohort of both acute and complex long-term inpatients whilst also supporting a very large of cohort of children receiving home therapies. There may also be opportunities to support our infectious diseases clinics.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, and experienced clinical leader with a passion for delivering high quality care. You should have significant applicable experience at band 6 or 7, with excellent teaching and communication skills with an aim to run specialist independent nurse led clinical immunology clinics including general immunology, immunodeficiency, angioedema diagnoses and have experience of home therapy for immunology patients.

You must have attention to detail and the facility for critical analysis to support decisive decision making. You should have robust research experience and have taken an active part in research studies/trials.

The post holder must have the ability to work as part of an MDT team, in partnership across professions and at all levels both within Barts Health, nationally and internationally.

Main duties of the job

The paediatric immunology service at The Royal London Hospital delivers a seamless service to children, young people and their families/carers by providing the highest level of expert clinical and nursing care both whilst inpatient and in patients homes.

The post holder will be an advocate for children, young people, and their families/carers, promoting child focused, family centered care. You will act as a resource for patients, families and staff for immunological conditions and respective medications.

The post holder will take an active role in the management of children with immunological conditions working alongside paediatric immunology and general paediatric teams. The role involves working within a multidisciplinary team, organising teaching and treatments either in our day-care or home environment. You will work closely with our consultants, administration and pharmacy teams and liaise with home care companies to ensure seamless processes are maintained.

A major part of the role is the management of the home care programme, including administration of Immunoglobulin therapy for primary and secondary deficiency, and one of the UK's largest nationally funded home administration programme of C1 esterase inhibitor and other acute therapy for angioedema.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

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 documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children' Nurse
  • Degree in Nursing


  • Relevant children's nursing post registration course
  • Physical assessment and history taking or working towards the qualification.
  • Non-medical prescribing or working towards this qualification.



  • Experience of working as a band 6/band 7 children's nurse with relevant experience in clinical immunology.
  • Experience of care of the acutely unwell child
  • Experience of working autonomously within the delivering effective patient focused care and teaching
  • Experience of delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience of audit and data collection
  • Experience in management of immunoglobulin replacement therapy


  • Experience at designing and delivering educational and training programs for patients and families, particularly in relation to self-administration of parenteral home treatments, including intravenous therapies.
  • Experience of running nurse-led clinics for immunodeficiency and angioedema
  • Evidence of teaching multi-professional groups
  • Experience at designing educational and training programs for patients and families, particularly in relation to self-administration of parenteral home treatments, including subcutaneous and intravenous therapies.
  • Participated in research and clinical trials.
  • Participated in QI projects.
  • Experience with the accreditation process for clinical services, i.e. QPIDS

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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