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Community Children's Asthma Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 449-CSP437-1

Solent NHS Trust
Integrated Community Children's Nursing
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Our asthma service is expanding and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled, enthusiastic, highly motivated and committed Registered Children’s Nurse to join our friendly, forward thinking integrated Community Children’s Nursing (iCCN) Service!

The successful applicant will be an innovative practitioner who is able to demonstrate excellent communication, assessment, leadership and management skills.

Applicants should have completed an appropriate course of study at degree/masters’ level as well as hold evidence of continued professional development in credited courses relating to children and young people with asthma. Physical Assessment, History Taking and Non-Medical Prescribing qualifications would be preferable, although applicants seeking a development opportunity will be considered. You will have extensive experience of working with children and young people, ideally in a community setting. You must demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of working with CYP with a diagnosis of asthma or suspected asthma.

As a senior nurse within the iCCN service, you will have the opportunity to shape our responsive service as it continually adapts to the ever-changing needs of the CYP and families we care for. This role focuses on using expert clinical knowledge and experience to provide specialist support and advice on relevant pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual treatment / interventions and asthma plans based on robust evidence. Through providing specialist support on the chronic management of asthma, you will help to educate and empower children and young people, and their parents and carers within community settings, to manage their condition on a day-to-day basis to improve quality of life, improve outcomes and help prevent avoidable hospital admissions. Safeguarding is a fundamental part of the role and requires a sound knowledge base to safely manage the caseload and support junior staff.

You will need to be flexible, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently but have the ability to work as a team player as part of the wider iCCN team, managing and delivering care to a large and diverse caseload. As a senior nurse you will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth delivery of the asthma service whilst providing clinical leadership for the wider iCCN service. This will include line management of junior iCCN colleagues, facilitating clinical and safeguarding supervision and acting as a role model.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, the local CCG, GP’s, Acute and Primary Trusts and wider members of the multi-disciplinary team, to promote seamless working and achieve the best outcomes for children/young people with asthma and their families.

This post requires you to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

If our Community Children’s Asthma Nurse Specialist role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of how we can complement your professional career then we’d love to hear from you.

We have a relocation package available, eligibility and criteria to be discussed at interview.

For more information on the post, please contact Nicky Packham (Modern Matron) on 0300 123 6631 or or Alyson Pearce (Community Children’s Asthma Nurse Specialist) 0300 123 6631


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore, you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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