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Paediatric General Surgery
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term: 3 months
Part time: 18.75 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Evelina London Children's Hospital
£45,780 - £51,393 p.a inc HCA
06/07/2020 23:59
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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric General Surgery

NHS AfC: Band 7

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric General Surgery

An opportunity to join our Paediatric General Surgery team as a clinical nurse specialist for three months.

We are looking for an experienced clinical nurse specialist who has previously worked in this speciality.

Our tertiary paediatric general surgical team provides outstanding care to children and their families from across south-east England.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide support and education to children, families and carers on a variety of surgical interventions including those requiring the insertion of PEG and Jejunostomy tubes. These can be elective or acute presentations.

We also provide an ano-rectal malformation service and provide care for those children with Hirschsprungs. The post-holder will be involved in the management of stomas, ACEs and those requiring irrigations.

They will also undertake nurse-led clinics, reviewing in-patients and collaborating with our MDT.  Teaching and supporting nursing teams is also an essential part of this role.

Our Band 7 CNS,  Matron and our surgical MDT will support the successful candidate.


Closing date : 06th July 2020 

Interview date:  13th July 2020







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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Unfortunately we are unable to offer any informal visits during the Covid-19 pandemic.

For further information please contact:


Emily Rodger (Matron) 


Telephone: 07557545104£