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Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Westcliff-on-Sea
Salary
Depending on experience Band 6 progressing to band 7
Closing date
10 Jul 2024
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, skilled and innovative Specialist Nurse with a wide range of experience in respiratory/allergy conditions to join our passionate and enthusiastic team. This is a full time and permanent position which has excellent potential for professional develepment. The post will initally be band 6 level however with experience and relevant training, will progress to a band 7 .

You need to be well organized, motivated and committed to further developing and delivering high quality holistic multidisciplinary care enjoy supporting children and their families in the outpatient, daycare, inpatient and A& E setting.
The NS role also includes delivering staff training and education for the management of children with asthma and wheeze across the Trust and non-invasive ventilation/LTV support to the inpatient areas.The post holder will be required to oversee the safe discharge of patients from hospital to home, assist in the review of patients in the MDT asthma outpatient clinic and support the acute inpatient areas including the emergency department.The post holder will be covering Asthma, Allergies and non-invasive ventilaiton. There is a wide scope for development within the team to cover these aspects of respiratory and also the opportnity to complete the non-medical prescribing qualification.

Main duties of the job

This post offers a unique opportunity to work alongside medical and specialist nursing colleagues in both the hospital and the community. You will need to act as a resource on the management and treatment of asthma & respiratory conditions in childhood for patients, carers and healthcare professionals and develop strong relationships with both children and their families.

The NS shall be expected to lead and manage his/her own respiratory/allergy workload. This will include provision of expert advice and knowledge in the management and co-ordination within the multidisciplinary service for children and taking a holistic approach to the child and family.

About us

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Education/ qualifications Essential
  • RSCN/RN (child)
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff, mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject area or equivalent experience
Desirable
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • HDU course
  • Advanced practice qualification
  • Cannulation and phlebotomy skills
  • Spirometry qualification or working towards
Experience/ Skills Essential
  • Evidence of post registration experience in a general or specialist setting including the delivery of non-invasive ventilation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Excellent level of English language demonstrated through effective written communication skills
Desirable
  • Experience in allergy
  • Research and audit experience
  • Change management, quality improvement or project management experience.
  • Evidence of effective leadership skills/knowledge e.g. Leadership course


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RSCN/RN (child)
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff, mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject area or equivalent experience


Desirable

  • Non-medical prescribing
  • HDU course
  • Advanced practice qualification
  • Cannulation and phlebotomy skills
  • Spirometry qualification or working towards


Experience/Skills

Essential

  • Evidence of post registration experience in a general or specialist setting including the delivery of non-invasive ventilation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Excellent level of English language demonstrated through effective written communication skills


Desirable

  • Experience in allergy
  • Research and audit experience
  • Change management, quality improvement or project management experience.
  • Evidence of effective leadership skills/knowledge e.g. Leadership course


Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Southend

Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff-on-Sea

SS0 0RY

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