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TB Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Registered Nurse with a background or experience in TB/Respiratory Nursing?

Do you have experience of working with people in their own homes or community clinics?

Have you been involved in any immunisation and vaccination?

Would you enjoy a varied and challenging post?

The post holder will be expected to provide specialist nursing advice for both primary and secondary care and work to prevent and control TB by screening, vaccination, education and the monitoring of patients receiving care and treatment.

You will be responsible for the management of a caseload and will work within a multi-disciplinary team. Reporting to the Lead TB Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will be expected to work closely with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Acute sector and the wider Primary Health Care Service.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised).

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist nursing advice for both primary and secondary care and work to prevent TB by vaccination, education and the monitoring of patients receiving care and treatment.

In conjunction with UK Health Security Agency Staff, primary and secondary care this post implements preventative and infection control measures according to agreed protocols.

To be responsible for the management of a caseload and will work within a multi disciplinary team across all directorates and departments.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Working relationships:

Lead TB Nurse Specialist

TB Nursing Team

Physicians and staff at Luton & Dunstable Hospital

CCDC and Public Health Departments

Members of the public


To help influence and initiate change in policy and procedure when necessary.

To take reasonable steps to ensure that any advice given, or treatment carried out is research based and complies with the current Department of Health (DH) guidelines.

To assist analyse TB data and work to develop reports as requested.

Assessment skills to establish client need and interpreting appropriate action to be taken to meet the need.

To be involved in the development of procedures and agreed clinical care pathways.

Request and interpret investigation results.


To assist the TB Lead in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a trust wide TB service.

To manage the service in the absence of the Lead TB Clinical Nurse Specialist or senior member when necessary.

To develop and act as TB link nurse for specific directorates and departments as directed by the Lead TB Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Organisation of neonatal and infant immunisation programme so that the service is delivered at the best point in the care pathway.

Organise appointments and clinics.

Organise investigative procedures in accordance with local and national TB recommendations.

To attend liaison team meetings and other departmental meetings as appropriate.

To liaise with chest clinics to facilitate contact screening and the seamless provision of care to patients moving in and out of the Luton.

To maintain confidentiality at all times.

Maintain contemporaneous records, both manual and computerised.

To undertake other relevant duties commensurate with grade as appropriate.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • RGN with current NMC registration
  • ENB RO2 or equivalent or willingness to undertake recognised TB modules at degree level
  • Non medical prescribing course or willingness to commit to course


  • Community or public health qualification
  • Educated to degree level



  • Post registration experience in community or acute setting
  • Sound knowledge and experience of TB management
  • Experience of developing/ working with protocols/ PGD and clinical pathways
  • Basic managerial experience


  • Awareness of Luton Epidemiology
  • Experience of working within a community or infection control setting
  • Knowledge of Immunisation programmes

Knowledge & Skills


  • Computer skills - Word, PowerPoint & Excel
  • Ability to work as an individual in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in clinical situations
  • Ability to undertake immunisations

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


The Poynt

Unit 2-3 Poynters Road



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