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Children's Asthma/Allergy Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Childrens Services
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time - 30 hours per week
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Colchester Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum pro rata
25/02/2018 23:59

Do you need a change? Are you motivated? Do you find the subject of children's asthma and allergy exciting? This could be the role for you.

We currently have an exciting and rare opportunity within Children's Services at Colchester Hospital for a part time (30 hours) a week Asthma and Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the multidisciplinary teams. The allergy service is well established, dynamic and forward thinking providing a "one stop shop" for allergy patients. Putting research into practice, we have a clinic for babies with egg allergy, eczema or both who are offered the opportunity for skin prick testing for peanut sensitisation and if appropriate challenged to peanut in that clinic.

The asthma service provides education and support for families from admission through to discharge with the aim of preventing hospital re-admissions. We provide a service for patients with persistent allergic asthma requiring anti IgE therapy.

The post holder will be expected to deliver nurse led clinics in asthma and allergy and also to support consultant clinics as well as having a strong presence on the Children's inpatient unit. 

There is a strong emphasis on continuing professional development and encouragement to advance personal practice. We offer a comprehensive Trust and local induction program as well as Safeguarding and Clinical supervision. 

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the ‘DBS Information’ documents attached to this advert.’


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sandy Birkett Children's Asthma/Allergy CNS 01206 742125

Jill Carnell Matron

If you have problems applying, contact

Colchester General Hospital