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Children’s Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A vacancy has arisen to appoint a highly motivated, innovative and adaptable individual with leadership skills to join both our Children's Epilepsy Service.

To come and join our team you will need to have a good knowledge and understanding of childhood epilepsy and an aptitude to learn quickly, be a RSCN / RN (Child) and hold a recognised teaching/mentoring qualification. The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, whilst reporting back to the Team leader have a positive attitude and be keen to take on new challenges. You will need to possess excellent clinical and leadership skills, as well as clear and compassionate communication skills. IT literacy is essential.

We would welcome and encourage informal visits to our service.

Main duties of the job

This post involves working as part of the team within a busy Paediatric Community Epilepsy service. In this role you will work well as part of a Multidisciplinary Team, undertaking home visits in the Bradford area, assisting in outpatient clinics, delivering patient and staff education and training. You will develop management plans with ward based staff, the child and their family, in line with NICE guidance and the 'best practice' criteria.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a defined caseload and will provide specialised nursing care, advice and education.

As part of our team you will support families at diagnosis and throughout the child and families' journey, empowering them to be confident and competent with their condition.

A current full UK / EU driving licence is essential in addition to access to a vehicle to carry out duties (reasonable adjustments will be considered).

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Extensive paediatric nursing experience
  • Appropriate experience of the care of children & their families within area of practice.
  • Experience of working with children with epilepsy.


  • Experience of participating in clinical audit
  • Experience in policy development
  • Experience of leading/managing a team of staff
  • Change management experience
  • Experience in a range of clinical specialties



  • Clinical skills specific to area of specialty
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Mentoring and counselling skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Presentation skills
  • Analytical approach to problem solving



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE etc
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national and Trust's targets and priorities
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of the specific patient group


  • Knowledge of change management processes
  • Recruitment and Selection, Appraisal and other relevant HR/People management training
  • Management Development Training



  • RSCN or RN (Child)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification eg. ENB 6590 (998) or equivalent


  • Post registration qualification / training in area of clinical speciality
  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • ENB Courses applicable to specialism

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospital



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