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Paediatric CNS in Respiratory and PCD

Band 7

Main area
Child Health
Band 7
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Southampton Children’s Hospitals, Children’s Respiratory Team for a dedicated registered paediatric nurse with leadership qualities or experience in management of caseloads to join our friendly, supportive multidisciplinary team as a Children’s Respiratory Nurse Specialist. We are pleased to offer a full time, 37.5 hours per week, 6 month fixed term secondment opportunity split between the General Respiratory (0.6WTE) and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (0.4WTE) services.

Please note there is one vacancy within the team which we will recruit to at either band 6 or 7 level, please see the band 6 advert for information, you can locate it by searching for job number NM2701.


Southampton Children’s Hospital is a tertiary centre for providing specialist services including respiratory, cystic fibrosis (CF), long term ventilation (LTV), sleep and primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). We accept referrals from across the Wessex region, Channel Islands and the West Country for some of the specialist services.  We are a cohesive multidisciplinary team working closely with other subspecialty teams to ensure the best outcomes for our patients and their families. We maintain close links with Southampton Centre of Biomedical Research leading and participating in exciting research projects locally and in collaboration with national and international groups.

Working with us will offer fantastic development opportunities, including education, research, training and involvement with quality improvement projects.


The role is 37.5 hours a week split between the general respiratory and PCD teams.

  • Work within the multidisciplinary team to deliver excellent care to our patients on an inpatient, day case and outpatient basis both locally and regionally.

  • Act as a role model to nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and development of a cohesive nursing team.

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of patients and their families.

  • Offer telephone advice to families and professionals across the region.

  • Deliver parent education for children and families with respiratory conditions and those with tracheostomies.

  • Deliver education to professionals locally and regionally.


The applicant should be motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with maturity in pressurised situations. You will be expected to show:

  • Experience of further education at Masters Level or extensive experience within the speciality

  • Sound leadership skills

  • Good planning and organisation skills

  • Ability to motivate a team to provide safe care of the highest quality to all of our patients and their relatives.

  • Applicants’ should have post qualifying experience in a relevant specialty which includes working in an acute paediatric environment. The applicant will be expected to show good co-ordination and leadership skills participating in workload planning and coordination of care of patients within our caseload.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.               

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 09 February 2021.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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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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