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Neuromuscular Clinical Nurse Specialist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro-rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Would you like to come to work within an innovative and evolving specialist nurse team within the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join the existing Neuromuscular Specialist Nurse team within a new band 6 role.

The Neuromuscular team, comprising of specialist neurologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals, provides specialist and person-focused care to a large cohort of patients with a wide variety of neuromuscular conditions, including muscular dystrophies, inflammatory neuropathies and neuromuscular junction disorders. The specialist nursing team run a number of clinics, both alone and in conjunction with colleagues, and oversee management of treatments such as immunoglobulin therapy, intrathecal medications for spinal muscular atrophy, and immunosuppressant medications.

As a Neuromuscular Specialist Nurseyou will work as an integral member of the team, support senior specialist nurses with their caseload and contribute to the advice line and the blood monitoring service.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job:

You will be professionally supervised and supported by highly specialist neuromuscular nurses and the neuromuscular consultants.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with patients, their families and other professional staff, delivering high quality care in a number of clinical settings.

You will take a lead role in supporting neuromuscular consultants with the Spinal Muscular Atrophy service and the delivery of related treatments.

You will support patients receiving immunosuppressant treatments for conditions such as myasthenia gravis and monitor their blood results to ensure safe and effective care, under the guidance of senior colleagues.

You will take a lead role in providing innovative Qutenza treatment for neuropathic pain within an outpatient setting.

Experience in clinical audit and data collection is desirable. You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, have an understanding of managing your own caseload, demonstrate effective teamwork and participate in ongoing audit programmes.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country.Salford is the place, which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Salford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of acute, community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • Current NMC registration


  • Completed course/module in research methods or be willing to do so.
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual patient care.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Evidence of delivering nursing care in line with Trust policies and protocols.

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Degree level studies or equivalent portfolio of evidence.
  • Evidence of clinical expertise and knowledge acquired through CPD and experience.
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching and mentoring learners.


  • Evidence presentations at local, regional, national level.
  • Venepuncture qualification.
  • >5 years of experience at Band 5 practitioner level.
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit.
  • Demonstrates specialist knowledge across a range of work procedures, and practices. Evidence of professional expertise acquired through CPD.

Attitude and leadership


  • Maintained development of clinical leadership skills
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources.+
  • Able to articulate personal development needs.


  • Demonstrate the ability to work in highly demanding environment.
  • Evidence of excellent clinical record.
  • Evidence of significant involvement in change of management.
  • Evidence of diplomacy and negotiation skills.

Audit and research


  • Demonstrates ability and knowledge on how to undertake audit and feedback to clinicians.
  • Evidence of audit's undertaken and outcomes.


  • Completed course/module in research methods or be willing to do so.
  • Evidence of implementation of research-based practice.

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