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Children's Asthma and Allergy Nurse Specialist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-established and knowledgeable multi-professional team, specialising in the assessment and management of children with asthma and allergy conditions.

We are looking for a skilled and motivated Nurse Specialist to provide specialist support to the asthma and allergy service, assisting with an existing caseload of children across North East Essex. They will work as part of a multi-professional team to ensure that children receive the highest standard of care and support.

This is full time- 37.5 hours per week permanent post but part time hours will be considered for right candidate.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

To support the co-ordination of the service and run nurse-led clinics for patients from diagnosis through to treatment and follow up

To act as an advisor to health care staff on matters relating to the patient's management and to provide clinical, professional advice

Promote the development of clinically effective care that is seamless between primary and secondary care settings

To assess patients, select, carry out, and interpret the end results of specific tests in conjunction with Lead Nurse and Paediatrician

With the support of the Lead Nurse, demonstrate and utilise specialist skills and knowledge to provide innovative practice in paediatric asthma /allergy

Ensure a continuous service to children/young people is offered in the hospital and in the community as required

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oExperience of managing asthma/respiratory conditions
  • oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • oProven post basic experience of working as a band 5 or band 6 paediatric nurse
  • oMentoring / supervision of other professionals.


  • oProven management experience
  • oEvidence of change management to improve the patient experience



  • Sound clinical knowledge of current issues affecting children with asthma and allergy conditions
  • Clear understanding of and a commitment to clinical governance
  • Articulates understanding of NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Scope of Professional Practice and its application to clinical practice.
  • Articulates understanding of managing clinical risk



  • oRSCN / RN Child Branch
  • oBSc
  • oAsthma /Respiratory related course /recognised qualification (must have proven experience in Speciality)
  • oMentorship / teaching equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester General Hospital

Turner Road



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