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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Immunology

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to continuous growth across the immunology service, we are now looking to recruit a motivated and passionate Advanced Clinical Practitioner. We are willing to support candidates who have not completed their Masters in advanced clinical practice as a band 7 initially.

The Immunology Nursing team currently consists of Band 6 and 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists, research nurses and specialist nurses who manage designated cohorts of patients. We are an experienced, dynamic, and friendly team who always places the child first and at the centre of the care delivery. Across the team we provide expert care and support to children, young people, and families with a wide range of Primary Immune Deficiencies (PIDs). Our work is extremely rewarding, as we facilitate children's positive healthcare experience and build meaningful relationships with families.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Immunology to lead the long term follow up/transition pathways to the next level! As the clinical expert who takes responsibility for children and young people accessing Immunology long term follow up care, you will be involved in the health assessment, initiation of treatment and monitoring for late effect post curative intervention (HSCT, gene therapy and thymus transplant), programmes and pathways. Our patients vary in complexity, and you will be an autonomous, proactive, and innovative leader who is always supporting and ensuring high-quality care to patients and families while developing an impressive repertoire of clinical and leadership skills. Patients are followed up in Immunology LTFU clinic until they reach the transition stage.

Leading and developing the transition process will be integral to the role. You will be supported by a named consultant and clinical supervisor and be working closely with the wider medical and nursing team in immunology.

If you have a real passion and compassion for service development, we would love to hear from you.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Registered actively with one of the cores professionally registered groups (HEE 2017) able to undertake ACP training
  • Registered qualification with your core professional group, as a non-medical prescriber (independent prescriber) & actively practicing
  • Master's in advanced clinical Practice with a recognised Higher Education Institution or evidence of demonstrable competence across all ACP mapped domains (HEE 2018)
  • Demonstrable practice development and evidence/ portfolio of embedding ACP role into clinical practice
  • Assessing & mentoring qualification
  • Skills relevant to the role
  • Evidence of previous IRMER training / radiology safety or willing to undertake
  • Evidence of advanced communication skills and/or working towards relevant training
  • Non-medical Blood Prescribing course or willingness to undertake


  • Teaching qualification
  • Attendance on a clinical leadership programme
  • Evidence of ongoing, dynamic continuous professional development, with demonstrable clinical competencies, relevant to the area.
  • Advanced Paediatric Resuscitation (EPLS)



  • Thorough knowledge relevant to the specialty/ department / field of practice - immunology
  • Thorough knowledge of professional & current issues in children's healthcare needs, ACP health agenda
  • Safeguarding Children & Adults procedures & responsibilities
  • Ability to articulate a personal philosophy of ACPs & the role of the ACP in the future of the NHS
  • Relevant experience at a senior level in a relevant paediatric healthcare environment
  • Evidence of working with babies, children, or young people & their families to improve patient experience
  • Experience & evidence of sustaining change / quality improvement
  • Using outcome measures & key performance indicators to demonstrate the quality and efficiency of clinical care
  • Experience of clinical & formal teaching
  • Awareness of equality, diversity & cultural diversity


  • Detailed understanding of change management, audit & research methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical governance & improvement agenda
  • Knowledge of the importance of evidence-based practice & how quality improvement, audit & research improves care outcomes
  • Experience of taking charge of a department and/or of leading or managing a team
  • Experience of working clinically as an ACP
  • Knowledge of undertaking audit & utilizing research findings, including presentation and publication
  • Knowledge of developing practice standards, clinical audit, benchmarking & clinical / quality improvement
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents & complaints & implementation of subsequent learning
  • Abstract submission and presenting at conferences, willingness to publish
  • Partakes in professional development groups



  • Demonstrates an ability to provide autonomous expert clinical care
  • Professional credibility, relevant evidence of advanced clinical skills within children's services
  • Excellent leadership & organizational skills
  • Consistently demonstrable interpersonal, leadership negotiation & influencing skills
  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Able to contribute to the development & implementation of the trust strategic vision for nursing and ACP role development
  • Evidence of effective team leadership, able to motivate & develop a team & maintain constructive, professional working relationships
  • Evidence of personal insight & sound judgment
  • Able to demonstrate critical thinking, high level decision making & problem solving in clinical practice
  • Self-discipline & good time management to support periods of lone working & ensure robust safe practice
  • Appraisal & assessment skills
  • Ability to delegate & prioritise
  • Excellent teaching, training & assessment skills
  • Able to work across professional team & organizational boundaries
  • Independent nurse (non-medical prescriber) prescribing


  • Able to utilize audit & research evidence to support sustained change in practice
  • Quality improvement, practice development and service improvement skills

Other Requirements


  • Able to work collaboratively and as part of a multi-professional team
  • Keeps a personal portfolio of professional practice and a continuum of learning.
  • Ability to initiate, manage and sustain change to meet the needs of children & young people
  • A flexible approach to work
  • The individual will have exposure to high levels of physical, mental & emotional effort
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations within a team, as well as events involving the team
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions & promotes good team working
  • Openness - Shares information & good practice appropriately
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy & respect at all times

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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