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DATE ADDED: Fri 03/08/2018

Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (Allergy)

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group with a network of the capital’s most respected and long established private hospitals. We are an award winning heathcare provider with our hospitals being awarded as ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by the CQC.

Working within our outpatients paediatric department at The Harley Street Clinic and The Chiswick Outpatients department will keep you challenged and will give you the opportunity to develop your existing skills.

At our paediatiric outpatient departments we bring together a multidisciplinary team of world-class paediatric consultants specializing in cardiac, oncology, general paediatric and surgery as well as a vast range of other disciplines. With ongoing funding, our paediatric hospitals continue to stay at the forefront of ground-breaking medical and surgical techniques and technology in the UK. Working here, you’ll receive specialist training in working with children and their families in order to provide them with support every step of the way.

The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008. Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a 10 bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital, including a proportion of international patients who are sent for specialist treatment and/or investigations by their embassies.

Our busy Children’s Outpatients Department has a large range of specialist Paediatrics clinics including: Allergy, Dermatology, General Paediatrics, ENT, Urology, Plastics, Orthopaedics and Spinal.

The department consists of an expanding team made up of health care assistants and registered nurses who all work as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.

Job Description

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will be the lead nurse, taking responsibility for providing specialist knowledge, clinical skills and expertise in the treatment and management of Children and Young people with urology conditions that attend the Portland Hospital for a variety of diagnostic and investigative procedures, as well as consultation and specialist advice.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £44,925 - £50,541 plus flexible benefits.

Working hours 37.5 per week

Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be a highly visible role model to all nurses within the team.
  • Provide expert guidance and ongoing support to anyone in the nursing team involved in the care of children and young people diagnosed with or undergoing investigations or treatment for allergy conditions
  • Leads and participates in co-ordinating all aspects of patient care, maintaining the best interest of the child and family at all times and advocating for every child and young person attending the department.
  • Participate in the Clinical Governance process, including risk assessing, incident reporting and investigation and provides accurate and contemporaneous reports to the Senior Management Team where required.
  • Participate in the audit process and if applicable presents relevant audit findings in relation to their speciality at the hospital Audit and Guidelines group.
  • Takes responsibility for the assessment, plan of care and setting of standards for all Urology patients, in collaboration with the multi professional team, in particular the specialist Urology consultants.
  • Manages their own patient caseload providing direct care to all Urology patients attending the hospital, ensuring their admission process is appropriately planned, pre-assessment has taken place and discharge planning processes met in accordance with HCA discharge policy.

Skills & Experience

  • Children’s Nursing Qualification – RN Child or RSCN with valid NMC registration
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Basic/Intermediate Paediatric Life Support
  • Experience of audit and research relevant to specialism
  • Knowledge of safeguarding processes, with up to date level 3 Safeguarding qualification
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and managing risk

About The Individual

As the successful individual, you will need to be adaptable and able to meet changing working patterns and caseload, working independently as well as part of a team. You will possess a passion for delivering customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. You will display a personable, yet professional manner at all times. 

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