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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Childrens Gastroentrology

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic registered children's nurse to work within the Nottingham Children's Gastroenterology team as a permanent team member.

The successful candidate will join a team of other specialist nurses caring for children with Inflammatory bowel disease and complex liver problems. You will be hospital based with a responsibility to see children in inpatient and outpatient settings and to liaise with families at home.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

You will be a clinical and professional role model with a passion for the delivery of high quality clinical care and the support and development of others. You will be an effective team player but also able to plan and organise your own workload, possess excellent communication skills, and an ability to teach families and health professionals. You will be working as part of a dynamic and forward thinking multi-professional team, offering key opportunities to develop your career as a nurse specialist within this rapidly expanding specialty.

About us

Paediatric gastroenterology is a rapidly expanding speciality staffed by a team of specialist nurses, consultants and allied health professionals.

Nottingham Children's Hospital has a large team of nurse specialists managed by a specialist nurse matron to optimise support and career development. We are proud of our investment in our nursing staff, and within recent years has been recognised in becoming the first children's hospital in Europe to achieve Pathway to Excellence accreditation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will work as a specialist nurse within an established multi-professional team caring for children and young people with inflammatory bowel disease and liver problems.

You will be hospital based supporting complex in-patient care and facilitating discharge plans for the patient group. Much of the work is undertaken on an outreach basis by virtual nurse-led clinics providing clinical advice and support to families caring for children with long term conditions at home. You will also lead nurse-led clinics and support multi-professional outpatient clinics.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Child
  • Minimal Diploma Level Study in nursing
  • Qualified and experienced mentor meeting NMC mentor standards
  • Leadership experience
  • Audit experience


  • Degree in health / nursing related studies
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification
  • Formal leadership and management training

Skills and Knowledge


  • Current acute clinical experience in paediatric nursing
  • Experience of teaching and assessing staff and families
  • Knowledge and experience of caring for children with gastrointestinal conditions
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, carers and staff
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of involvement in working within a service development
  • Communication and relationship skills
  • Analytical and judgement skills
  • Planning and organisational skills


  • Minimal 2 years RN Child
  • Demonstrate leading patient care in case management
  • Manage own diary and work autonomously
  • Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills
  • Evidence of proving formal teaching sessions
  • Demonstrate team working
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to NHS policies
  • Evidence of data collection and analysis
  • Experience of nurse in charge

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Evidence of supervising and mentoring other clinical staff
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to implement change and innovation


  • Demonstrate experience of multi-disciplinary / multi-agency communications

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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