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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Autism

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Autism to join Evelina London Community Children's Services to work with the integrated Community Paediatrics services in Lambeth and Southwark.

The post holder will be based at the Mary Sheridan centre in Lambeth and Sunshine House, Southwark. The post holder will deliver services across both Mary Sheridan Centre, Lambeth and Sunshine House, Southwark. Part time or job share applicants are welcome to apply.

Closing date: 24/05/2024

Interview date: 10/06/2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to ADOS and ADI-R assessments with children in the autism and related disorders clinic.

Work with multiprofessional colleagues to develop a range of workshops for parents and children in relation to ASD.

Undertake clinical work with individuals and groups providing advice , resources and strategies as appropriate using specialist skills and autism specific approaches were required.

About us

Evelina London is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and we are responsible for providing services for women and children. With over 3,000 dedicated staff, and led by an Executive Team and Board, we have significant devolved autonomy to focus operationally and strategically upon the needs of our patients. We also benefit from being part of a large and successful NHS foundation trust, whose values we share. We have an ambitious strategic development programme, with backing from Guy's and St Thomas'.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work autonomously, managing a caseload of patients within the specialty whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care

Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Current NMC registration
  • Registered RN1 or RN child or Mental Health Nurse ,HV SCPHN
  • Your professional knowledge acquired at degree level will be supplemented specialist training , experience and short courses to masters level equivalent
  • Child Protection Level 3


  • ADOS and or ADI-R trained

Previous Experience


  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at an advanced level within the specialist area delivering effective patient focused care.
  • Experience in the assessment and diagnosis of autism
  • Experience of working with children with ASD and/or complex needs/learning disability.
  • Experience of undertaking standardised formal assessments.



  • Advanced clinical, managerial and leadership skills in specialty.
  • Proven listening / counselling skills with the ability to manage complex situation and appropriately deliver sensitive and difficult outcomes.
  • Experience of teaching . delivering training and or supervision
  • Sound knowledge of current issues in the profession and practice of nursing
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal & communication skills including the ability to use IT to good effect.
  • Experience of working with children and families whose first language is not English


  • Experience of contributing to research projects

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Sunshine House

27 Peckham Road



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