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Clinical Nurse Specialist IMD

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
We have and exciting opportunity for a Registered Children's Nurse to work alongside the metabolic team for 12 months, as a maternity leave secondment or fixed term contract. The Clinical Nurse Specialist role will give the post holder the opportunity to work with children and young people with a variety of metabolic conditions and support both in-patient and out-patient care.

The successful candidate will be supported to gain skills as a clinical nurse specialist, supporting patient cohorts, along with colleagues and the wider multi disciplinary team. There will also be opportunity for learning and expanding knowledge around metabolic conditions and complex disorders.

The IMD department is part of the Medical Directorate at Birmingham Women's & Children's Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure effective two-way communication with the IMD Team, Wards, Outpatients Departments and other specialities, so that all patients receive optimum care.
  • To be responsible as part of a team for the day to day running of the IMD nursing service, working with the MDT to provide an operational response to oncall issues within the working day.
  • Provide nursing teams, Primary Health Care Teams, community agencies and hospital staff, with relevant information on nursing care and on going management of the child, to allow appropriate care to be provided.
  • Engage other non-statutory agencies in the provision of care for children.
  • To maintain accurate records in accordance with Data Protection Act and Trust policy.
  • Keep updated on new disease treatments/management regimes, relating to the patient caseload.
  • Take a role in nursing projects to develop evidence based nursing in the care of children with IMD's.
  • To participate in training and education of the CYP, their carer and health and social care professionals involved in the management of the condition.
  • Help with the development of education literature about treatment/care of children and adults with metabolic conditions
  • To participate in IMD clinics to support patients in the OPD setting and following up any highlighted issues
  • To provide cross cover of Newborn screening and effective communication to families.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN Child Branch / RN child
  • Current NMC registration
  • A Degree in Nursing or working towards


  • Teaching qualification
  • GCP training
  • Paediatric Assessment Skills qualification



  • Experience of nursing children with a wide range of medical conditions.
  • Knowledge of the Trusts safeguarding policies and procedures and the ability to raise concerns appropriately
  • Experience in the management of the children with IMD conditions
  • Commitment to practising, monitoring and teaching a high standard of clinical care


  • Evidence of audit or research projects
  • Ability to make autonomous clinical decisions



  • High Level communication skills to enable communicating with distressed families
  • Mastery of English Language - spoken and written
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Proven ability to prioritise demanding workload and that of others
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation


  • Able to teach in formal and informal settings.
  • Ability to organise clinics and inpatient activity.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Whittal Steet,


B4 6DH

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