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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/01/2022.

Community Children's Asthma Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 449-CSP499

Solent NHS Trust
Integrated Community Children's Nurse
£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 as a full time Band 7 Community Children’s Asthma Nurse Specialist (37.5 hours per week). 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 and 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 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 team. This will include line management of junior colleagues, facilitating clinical and safeguarding supervision and acting as a role model for junior colleagues.

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.

At Solent NHS Trust, we are committed to putting patients at the forefront of care and are always looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and passion for delivering high quality care. As a valued member of Solent NHS Trust, we’ll offer you regular 1-1 support, clinical supervision, comprehensive and on-going training/development, and good quality working conditions. Solent NHS Trust is a well-regarded and established provider of community services in Portsmouth and Hampshire. Join us and be part of a truly proactive, forward thinking, compassionate and caring team working to make a real difference within our Trust.

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

For more information on the post, please contact:Alyson Pearce (Community Children’s Asthma Nurse Specialist) 0300 123 6631 or Nicky Packham (Modern Matron) 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.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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