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Paediatric & Adolescent Sexual Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist to work at the Lighthouse, part of Paediatric and Adolescent Services at University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The role has become available on a fixed-term basis to allow the service to increase capacity in order to meet demand. It would be an ideal secondment opportunity for a candidate interested in development in the area of safeguarding and sexual abuse.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity, and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates and are passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusive practice in the division.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a key member of the children's and young people's multidisciplinary team and work collaboratively with colleagues to support the development of the Lighthouse (Child House)
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to ensure the safety of children and young people by appropriate sharing of information and attending or supporting the attendance at relevant meetings
  • Use evidence based advanced knowledge, leadership and decision-making skills to deliver personalised therapeutic and holistic interventions for CYP who have experienced sexual abuse.
  • To ensure a seamless patient pathway of care is provided when undertaking complex activities and interventions for CYP who have experienced sexual abuse
  • To deliver clinical care working with the consultant team and with support from members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Develop, plan and deliver agreed protocols and guidelines in conjunction within national guidelines .
  • Work as part of the Multi Agency Team to ensure that the views of CYP are able to influence the development of practice within Child House.
  • The post holder will promote the concept of clinical governance and facilitate the implementation of the UCLH Nursing & Midwifery strategy.
  • To respond to the developing changes in relation to other areas of complex safeguarding as required

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Lighthouse Service

The Lighthouse is a specialist service within the Paediatric and Adolescent Division. It is the first UK Child House, a multi-professional, child-centred and trauma-informed service for children and young people who have experienced child sexual abuse and a national leader in the field. The Lighthouse provides a holistic health assessment, physical and mental health support, advocacy and police interviews led by clinical psychologists. This child-centred model has had proven success abroad, in particular Iceland, where there is evidence of increased convictions and improved health and well-being for children and young people.

The Lighthouse Team

The service is jointly managed by the Lighthouse Operational Manager and the Clinical Lead. The Lighthouse service includes a CAMHS team of therapists (including Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrist, CAMHS practitioners), Lived Experience Consultant, Paediatricians, Clinical Nurse Specialist for sexual health, Child and Family Practitioners, Play Specialist, and access to Letting the Future In practitioners (NSPCC) in the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse uniquely works in a truly integrated multi-disciplinary way and the postholder will work closely with colleagues from our ChISVA, case management and psychological therapies teams, providing rich opportunity for interdisciplinary learning and integrated care for children and young people.

Paediatric and Adolescent Division

The Paediatric & Adolescent division, together with Womens Health, Queen Square division, the Heart Hospital, the Eastman Dental Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear hospital form the Specialist Hospitals Clinical Board.

The paediatric and adolescent division covers over 30 specialties and employs approximately 400 staff to deliver local, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care for children and young people. The specialities are organised into reporting units such as General Paediatrics and Adolescents, Children and Young Peoples Cancer, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adolescent Endocrinology and Diabetes, Adolescent Medicine and a number of specialist services.

For the full Person Specification and more informationregarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oRN (child) / RGN with extensive experience in paediatric and / or adolescent care
  • o1st level registration with NMC
  • oDegree level education or on program to complete degree


  • oHold non-medical prescribing qualification or working towards
  • oLeadership / management development programme
  • oDiploma or equivalent in sexual health or family planning
  • oDiploma or equivalent in counselling skills
  • oPaediatric Immunisation Course
  • oMasters level education or working towards
  • oTeaching experience



  • oRelevant post registration experience
  • oSubstantial experience or interest at Band 5/6 including working in either: oGeneral paediatrics oSexual Health oCYP Safeguarding oAdolescent care
  • oExperience of working within complex sexual health / emotional health / counselling environment
  • oSound IT skills and ability to maintain and create existing spread sheets / databases.


  • oAudit & research experience
  • oExperience of participation in service improvement initiatives
  • oExperience of health and safety issues pertaining to clinical practice

Skills and Abilities


  • oOrganisational and leadership skills
  • oExcellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • oEstablish and maintain effective working relationships
  • oAbility to inspire and motivate others
  • oAbility to manage and resolve complex caseload
  • oAbility to work autonomously
  • oAbility to lead and co-ordinate change and service development
  • oAbility to organise and run Nurse Led clinics


  • oPhlebotomy skills in children and young people.
  • oSkills in provision of contraception
  • oExperience in assisting with colposcopy
  • oExperience in clinical audit skills
  • oTeaching and assessing skills
  • oHigh level of critical thinking



  • oDemonstrate ability to meet Trust Values of safety, kindness, teamwork and improving



  • oAdvanced written and verbal skills
  • oAbility to write reports suitable for presentations within and outside of the Trust

Personal and People Development


  • oEvidence of on-going professional development
  • oworkload and manage own time
  • oAble to work independently, prioritise workload and manage own time
  • oReliable work record


  • oExperience of chairing multidisciplinary teams and other staff at all levels
  • oParticipate and lead on policy and service development

Responsibilities towards promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion


  • oComprehensive understanding of structural inequalities and systems that act as barrier for CYP and their carers in accessing services.
  • oCommitment to the development of active strategies to ensure equity of outcome for our clients.

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:


  • oBeing familiar with, and adhering to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and control.
  • oCompleting all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control.
  • oIncluding infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • oTaking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Lighthouse

7-9 Greenland Place



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