Guys and St Thomas is among the UKs busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guys is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Childrens Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. 

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of Kings Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with Kings College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of good. Our adult community services achieved a rating of outstanding.

The commitment of our 23,500 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Job overview

As part of Guy’s and St Thomass NHS Foundation Trust, Evelina London is there for children, young people and women from London to South East England and provides specialist care for families around the UK and across the world. We support families from pre-conception, before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life.

The Paediatric Haemophilia and Thrombosis Service is the hub of the South London Paediatric Haemophilia Network with services at St Georges University Hospital and Lewisham University Hospital.

We are seeking a band 7 haemophilia and thrombosis clinical nurse specialist to provide clinical care, education and training for the families of babies, children and young people with bleeding disorders, thrombosis and other blood conditions. The CNS will be an advocate ensuring that all children and families are treated with compassion, dignity and respect, placing value on the diversity of the local community and beyond.

Closing: 26/09/2022

Interview: 05/09/2022

Main duties of the job

The successful individual for the Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist for our Paediatric Haemophilia and Thrombosis service will have substantial post registration experience. You will be an integral part of the multi-professional team working together to deliver this specialist service, promoting treatment pathways that empower and support children and families to enable and support care as close to home as possible.

You should have evidence of prior leadership and management, and are committed to continuously developing professional skills.

The role also incorporates our research portfolio at 0.2 WTE. You will play a key role in coordinating and conducting cutting-edge health research to develop the care for our children and young people with haematological conditions.

You need to be an expert communicator and educator, able to manage complex situations and support children, young people and their families.

Working for our organisation

Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UKs best known hospitals Guys, St Thomas, Evelina London Childrens Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

At Evelina, we are reminded every day of how important life is, and how important it is to look after the health and wellbeing of our staff as they balance of responsibilities in and out of work.

We are committed to supporting the professional development of staff, and have excellent training and educational offerings. Recognising that looking after babies, children and young people is incredibly rewarding, but can also bring challenge we offer amazing resources to help support our staffs emotional wellbeing and resilience.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Carmen Barton Matron, at carmen.barton@gstt.nhs.uk

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be required to support the team not just for Paediatric Haemophilia and Thrombosis Service but the Evelina London as a whole and will benefit from excellent peer support.

Taking the lead and ability to act on your own initiative is critical, with an ability to assess and plan how to meet goals and objectives for yourself, your service, staff and other service users. You will have excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and professionally with families and within the multidisciplinary team.

Please see the attached Job Description for full details

Person specification

Skills/ Knowledge/ Ability

Essential criteria

  • Evidence of teaching skills in particular teaching patients in how to manage their conditions and raise their awareness of their condition.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Knowledge of current clinical & nursing research
  • Ability to carry out audit and research
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex data and findings
  • Professional/ Statutory Registration

    Essential criteria

  • RN1 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register
  • Professional/ Statutory Registration

    Essential criteria

  • BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Post registration qualification in appropriate area of specialty or equivalent post qualification experience
  • Leadership course
  • Mentorship course
  • Previous experience

    Essential criteria

  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at an advanced level within the specialist area
  • Proven evidence of management / leadership skills and autonomous practice
  • Experience of audit, research & evidence based care
  • Experience of delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator
  • Guys and St Thomas celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or studys at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity , gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

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