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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/09/2019.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 271-RD-1888410-A

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Research and Development
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£36,481 - £44,044 pro rata per annum inclusive

Due to sponsorship, an opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join a small, well established team of Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialists in the Trust. The post is part-time (18.75 hours = 0.5WTE) over two-three weekdays, and is fixed-term for 1 year.

The post holder will work alongside the other five CNS’s in the team providing support to Endocrine patients seen in the Trust.

The main responsibilities of this role will be to co-ordinate a Growth hormone questionnaire study which aims to audit how effectively a questionnaire designed by Novo Nordisk helps patients make an injection device choice for giving daily growth hormone injections. This will involve recording when new patients need to start GH, collating information obtained at the point a decision is made to start a patient on GH, tracking device choice and posting out device satisfaction questionnaires 6 months after starting treatment.

In addition, the post holder will assist with the process of growth hormone applications and registering patients with Homecare Companies. Answering patient queries via voicemail, email and MyGOSH will also be required, but with support from the Endocrine CNS’s. Additional routine tasks such as getting blood test results from external hospitals and providing some basic teaching to families about general endocrine conditions may also be required at times.

The Endocrine CNS team at Great Ormond Street work along side a team of 8 consultants with specialist interests in pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, calcium and bone disorders, oncology late effects and disorders of puberty. As a tertiary referral centre we do see children with rare and complex endocrine disorders. The post holder may also need to provide education to medical, nursing and other allied health professionals in the Trust as required.

This role would suit a current band 6 nurse. You need to be enthusiastic about endocrinology and have excellent communication skills and an ability to work in collaboration with other professionals.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Shirley Langham (Endocrine CNS team leader) on 0207 405 9200 ext 0236 or Lucy Thomas (Modern Matron Brain Division) on 0207 405 9200 ext 6362

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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