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Clinical Immunology Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Specialist Medicine
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

The Clinical Immunology department at the University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our team within Specialist Medicine on a permanent basis. 


The department is a regional centre they have a vast cohort of patients requiring specialist knowledge and care. Whilst the majority of this work is outpatient based offering a wide range of treatments and provision of care, we also work with our ward based clinical teams offering support and knowledge of these complex patients. 

We are a busy, service with a driven desire to maximise patient experience and provide a welcoming, friendly and caring service for our patients that are likely to need long term complex treatment or investigation.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for the provision of specialist nursing care for patients who have a primary or secondary Immunodeficiency diagnosis within the care of the Immunology service.
  • Promote effective cross boundary working within the acute setting and with Primary care trusts / independent services to maintain the delivery of quality seamless care.
  • To demonstrate clinical expertise, acting as a role model within the clinical speciality using evidence based practice to support delivery of care.
  • To be a skilled member of the Immunology team, providing the highest standard of patient care.


As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Immunology you will have excellent communication skills, promote the delivery of a high standard of patient-centred care and work between organisational boundaries. You will be expected to work across different organisations with the support of a Senior Sister. You will analyse, monitor and implement actions that ensure the service delivery is safe and effective in line with the Trust values.


Interviews will be held on Friday, 14 May 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on relevant part of NMC register
  • Post-qualification training relevant to specialism/area of practice
  • Degree-level modules in relevant subject or evidence of CPD to Bachelor degree-level equivalence
  • Degree completed
Desirable criteria
  • Counselling qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Leadership training
  • IT training


Essential criteria
  • Clinical skills and experience in relevant area of clinical practice.
  • Extensive clinical experience at senior Band 5 level or above in relevant speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Leadership role.
  • Interest in nurse –led care

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate.
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Able to organise own workload.
  • IT skills (Word processing, email and internet as minimum)
Desirable criteria
  • Negotiation skills
  • Awareness of own leadership skills/style

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings/clinics if required, by prior arrangement

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Sandra Edwards-Fenton
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Clinical Immunology Nurse Specialist
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