Paediatric & Adolescent Sexual Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job details
Posting date: 24 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £51,488 - £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 June 2024
Location: London, NW1 0AP
Company: University College London Hospital
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6327424/309-UCLH-4432

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A Vacancy at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist to work at the Lighthouse, part of Paediatric and Adolescent Services at University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The role has become available on a fixed-term basis to allow the service to increase capacity in order to meet demand. It would be an ideal secondment opportunity for a candidate interested in development in the area of safeguarding and sexual abuse.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity, and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates and are passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusive practice in the division.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.
• To be a key member of the children’s and young people’s multidisciplinary team and work collaboratively with colleagues to support the development of the Lighthouse (Child House)
• Work in partnership with external agencies to ensure the safety of children and young people by appropriate sharing of information and attending or supporting the attendance at relevant meetings
• Use evidence based advanced knowledge, leadership and decision-making skills to deliver personalised therapeutic and holistic interventions for CYP who have experienced sexual abuse.
• To ensure a seamless patient pathway of care is provided when undertaking complex activities and interventions for CYP who have experienced sexual abuse
• To deliver clinical care working with the consultant team and with support from members of the multidisciplinary team.
• Develop, plan and deliver agreed protocols and guidelines in conjunction within national guidelines .
• Work as part of the Multi Agency Team to ensure that the views of CYP are able to influence the development of practice within Child House.
• The post holder will promote the concept of clinical governance and facilitate the implementation of the UCLH Nursing & Midwifery strategy.
• To respond to the developing changes in relation to other areas of complex safeguarding as required

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.  

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:  

• University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
• National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
• Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
• University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
• Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
• University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
• The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
• University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological,gastrointestinaland oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclearmedicineand pathology. 

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

The Lighthouse Service

The Lighthouse is a specialist service within the Paediatric and Adolescent Division. It is the first UK Child House, a multi-professional, child-centred and trauma-informed service for children and young people who have experienced child sexual abuse and a national leader in the field. The Lighthouse provides a holistic health assessment, physical and mental health support, advocacy and police interviews led by clinical psychologists. This child-centred model has had proven success abroad, in particular Iceland, where there is evidence of increased convictions and improved health and well-being for children and young people.

The Lighthouse Team

The service is jointly managed by the Lighthouse Operational Manager and the Clinical Lead. The Lighthouse service includesa CAMHS team of therapists (including Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrist, CAMHS practitioners), Lived Experience Consultant,Paediatricians, Clinical Nurse Specialist for sexual health, Child and Family Practitioners, Play Specialist, and access to ‘Letting the Future In’ practitioners (NSPCC) in the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse uniquely works in a truly integrated multi-disciplinary way and the postholder will work closely with colleagues from our ChISVA, case management and psychological therapies teams, providing rich opportunity for interdisciplinary learning and integrated care for children and young people.

Paediatric and Adolescent Division

The Paediatric & Adolescent division, together with Women’s Health, Queen Square division, the Heart Hospital, the Eastman Dental Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear hospital form the Specialist Hospitals Clinical Board.

The paediatric and adolescent division covers over 30 specialties and employs approximately 400 staff to deliver local, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care for children and young people. The specialities are organised into reporting units such as General Paediatrics and Adolescents, Children and Young People’s Cancer, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adolescent Endocrinology and Diabetes, Adolescent Medicine and a number of specialist services.

For the full Person Specification and more information regardingthe main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and bea part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England – for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recentNHS staff surveyUCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England – for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England – for the second year running! :University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

This advert closes on Sunday 9 Jun 2024

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