Advanced Nurse Practitioner Paediatric Allergy
Main area Paediatric AllergyGrade Band 8aContract PermanentHours Part Time 22.5 hours per weekJob ref 200-CWJCC-1244160-GO-A Site St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust LondonTown LondonSalary £49,077 - £56,632 pro rata pa incClosing Today at 23:59
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8A Advanced Paediatric Allergy Nurse Practitioner to join our Paediatric Allergy Service at St Georges Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Paediatric Allergy service is a friendly, supportive, dedicated and forward-thinking team that consists of three consultants, a band 7 specialist allergy nurse and a paediatric allergy dietician.
We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team. The post holder will work as part of the paediatric allergy team to provide expert clinical care to children and young people and their families. He/she will be expected to use specialised clinical and theoretical knowledge to play a key role in the clinical management of paediatric allergy patients and will deliver nurse led autonomous clinics seeing new and follow-up patients.
The post holder will be expected to work closely with the clinical teams and develop multi–agency and multi–disciplinary collaborative working. He/she will play an active part in the provision of specialist paediatric allergy education and training programmes for health care professionals (including undergraduate and postgraduate students, inpatient and outpatient nursing staff, General Practitioners and Emergency Department staff) and other professional groups (including School Nurses) caring for paediatric allergy patients.
He/she will lead on the writing/updating of local protocols and policies for the management of patients and be familiar with both national, regional and local current clinical protocols and relevant investigations and procedures employed in the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric allergy. He/she will also be expected to undertake independent audit of the paediatric allergy service activity.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that all drug and food challenges are undertaken safely and to ensure that appropriate intervention takes place when a child triggers the Paediatric Clinical Assessment Tool (PCAT). He/she should be able prescribe and administer medicines and therapies within scope of personal prescribing; the successful applicant will be expected to gain qualification in prescribing within 6 months, if not already in possession of this.
We are looking for someone to play an integral role in developing the paediatric allergy service and in the process of seeking Allergy Centre status. As the service develops, the postholder will assist in the launching of a sublingual immunotherapy service for paediatric allergy patients at St George's, including drawing up new protocols, prescribing and administering immunotherapy and running immunotherapy clinics.
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare units in the United Kingdom. The Trust serves a resident population of approximately 300,000 and sits within the Merton, Sutton, and Wandsworth localities, which is responsible for a collective population of 600,000. The Children’s directorate consists of 4 care groups (paediatric medicine, Surgery, new born services and Paediatric ICU). We are also a primary treatment centre for Paediatric oncology.
We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.
Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.
If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:
- The machine readable zone
- An ultra violet image
- An infra red image
As part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.
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.