Clinical Nurse Specialist – Parkinson

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Inclusive
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse with a passion for supporting patients living with Parkinson's, their families and carers to join our Neurology Service.

The role involves being a main point of contact for patients, their relatives and carers, co-ordinating the management of care and providing support for individuals living with Parkinson's.

You will be expected to manage a specialist patient caseload working with other members of the MDT, coordinating all necessary care for patients who require their medication to be delivered via infusion pumps.

This role will allow you to develop wider specialist knowledge and skills working in close collaboration with the other Neuro Specialist Practitioners within the team.

You will act as an expert resource for other health professionals working with people with Parkinson's and take a lead role in the holistic assessment of patients. You will be actively involved in the continued development of the service and will need to demonstrate leadership and initiative as well as the ability to develop & sustain good working relationships with multi-professional colleagues & peers.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure a seamless service through collaboration with the multi-professional teams across Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the community providing specialised advice and support to patients, families and health professionals through the use of evidence based knowledge.
  • Develop patient and service driven initiatives and strive to continually improve the MS service and provide high quality care and expert advice for MS patients and their families.
  • Receive referrals for patients via a Neurologist.
  • Ensure national standards are adhered to through collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, managers and neurologists and raise the profile of nursing and research.
  • Utilise information technology in order to collate accurate and timely information

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse.
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification or equivalent teaching experience.
  • Willingness to undertake MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or Clinical Neuroscience/ Neuroscience Care.


  • Leadership qualification
  • Has attained a Degree in management/professional nursing issues.



  • Demonstrate commitment through involvement in Trust wide initiatives/ committees
  • Able to demonstrate highly developed specialist knowledge of own patient group
  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Good IT skills,
  • Good communication skills


  • Knowledge of counselling/debriefing techniques.



  • Relevant post registration experience in specialty area and experience in either junior specialty role or team leader/ward management role
  • Experience of nursing Parkinson's patients

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

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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