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Paediatric Specialist Allergy Nurse

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Work in the team to run joint and nurse led clinics in conjunction with the Paediatric Allergy Specialist Nurse and Consultant colleagues, to offer the highest level of care to the patient caseload. The role will provide support and advice via different means of technology and expected to provide support in relation to management of allergy conditions pertinent to children and young people including transition support and will be expected to provide clinical and educational support to staff within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Support and independently run allergy clinics with teaching sessions for families, children, young people.

Carry out relevant testing including skin testing, bloods tests and food challenges.

With support of consultant and dietetic team support food avoidance and reintroduction plans.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge and have a commitment to the Armed Forces Community.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Paediatric Allergy Specialist Nurse, assess children and young peoples health and wellbeing needs in relation to Allergy. This involves taking a focused clinical history and selecting, performing and interpreting allergy tests using specific IgE and skin prick testing. Plan and deliver programmes to address children and young peoples changing health and wellbeing needs in relation to Allergy.

Support the development, implementation, evaluation of care and the setting of standards for patients with Allergy in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team using research and evidence based plans.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to teach individuals and groups of staff and families including adolescence
  • Knowledge of eczema care, allergic triggers, allergies and avoidance strategies
  • Competent with IT skills
  • Ability to work independantly and alongside a MDT


  • Has undertaken additional learning to increase knowledge in allergy
  • Skill in phlebotomy desirable
  • Committed to developing role as specialist nurse

Personal Attributes


  • Acts on own initiative and problem solves utilizing resources



  • At least 2 years relevant post registration experience in Paediatric nursing at Band 6
  • Experience in nursing patients with allergies
  • In depth knowledge of child protection
  • Experience in managing own patient workload


  • Previous band 6 experience

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent valley Hospital

Darent Wood Road



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