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Paediatric Gastroenterology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Children's Hospital for Wales
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
03/12/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


The Cardiff &Vale ULHB is the largest in the Principality, providing a national centre for many aspects of healthcare and education in Wales. The University Hospital of Wales (UHW) is situated in Cardiff, a cosmopolitan city with excellent cultural and leisure facilities, good shopping, beautiful parks and easy access to the M4.

The Directorate of Acute Child Health provides a full range of regional and district general services for children and neonates across a broad range of specialities. As well as the usual professional benefits that you can take for granted, we’re committed to helping you live life how you want, with part time work, flexible hours, superb pension and a supportive training, development and mentorship programmes to help you achieve the perfect work-life balance.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, experienced paediatric nurse with current gastroenterology experience to join the specialist children’s gastroenterology service. The post holder will be working closely with the paediatric gastroenterology team to develop and advance the paediatric gastroenterology nursing service across various care settings. You will work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist to deliver an expert nursing service to children, young people and their families affected by various gastroenterology conditions.

The service includes:

  • Tertiary multidisciplinary service for children in South Wales with gastroenterology conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, enteral and parenteral nutrition from diagnosis to transition to adult care
  • Support and educate families following diagnosis and throughout their paediatric care
  • Involves inpatient and outpatient working
  • Attend multidisciplinary shared care network clinics in South Wales
  • Education and support of link nurses within the network
  • Joint working with other services, e.g. education and social services
  • Coordinate transition to the adult service, including preparation of the young person and their families

Routine responsibilities will include being a source of specialist support to colleagues across primary, secondary and tertiary care settings and liaising with all areas within child health. To provide education and training to children, young people and their families where necessary. This role will allow you to develop your specialist clinical knowledge whilst offering an opportunity to enhance professional development. Excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills are essential to this role.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 3rd December

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Trow - Paediatric Gastroenterology CNS