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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Post date
13 December 2023
Closing date
18 December 2023
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Part-time, Flexible working
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A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and experienced paediatric nurse to join our multi-disciplinary palliative care team. We are a well-established service caring for children in the Bradford and Airedale district.

Our base is St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford, but a lot of our work is undertaken in the community at the family home, in education settings, on the ‘Children and Young Persons Ward at the Bradford Royal Infirmary hospital or working alongside the local hospices – ‘Martin House’ in Boston Spa and ‘Forget me not’ in Huddersfield.

The service aims to transform the lives of seriously-ill children, with life limiting or life threatening conditions, so they can live as fulfilling lives as possible, and get the very best care at the end of life.

We endeavour to offer families a choice of place of care; a choice of place of death; and a choice of emotional and bereavement support.

Main duties of the job

As part of our team you will support families at diagnosis and throughout the child and families’ journey, to make the most of every moment together.

To come and join our team you will need to have a sound knowledge of symptom control, advanced communication and counselling skills, be able to work autonomously and take on new challenges.

A current full UK / EU driving licence is essential in addition to access to a vehicle to carry out duties.

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we’re passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We’re keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We’re a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We’ve received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A&E department, new children’s unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Person Specification


  • Significant post-registration experience
  • Experience of working with children and families with life shortening illness/bereavement/ end of care needs
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients/service-users/staff demonstrating knowledge of specific needs
  • Experience of partaking in clinical audit
  • Experience of working in an MDT and across organisational and professional boundaries


  • Experience of input into policy development



  • Computer literate – ability to use Word/Excel/PowerPoint, etc.
  • Clinical credibility
  • Clinical skills specific to area of specialty – central venous access devices, enteral feeding, artificial airways
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organised approach to work with ability to prioritise
  • Mentoring, advanced communication and counselling skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills


  • Report writing / Presentation skills



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance both general and specialty related e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE, “Together for Short Lives” etc.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of the specific patient group



  • RSCN/RN (child)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification e.g. Mentorship/ ENB (998) or equivalent
  • Degree or equivalent level of education or experience


  • Post registration qualification / training in palliative care.
  • Non-medical prescribing module
  • Counselling qualification

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