Children with Complex Needs Nursing Team - Epilepsy Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£33,706 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our dynamic and established team of Children's Complex Needs Specialists, for an Epilepsy Nurse.

Ideally, you will be a Nurse Prescriber or be prepared to work towards the qualification. The successful applicant will forge strong working relationships with key hospital and community practitioners. The post would also involve playing a key role in patient pathway developments.

You will have substantial clinical experience working with epilepsy. As well having a strong sense of independent practice, you will also be an excellent multi-disciplinary team player.

You will be working as a Specialist Nurse within the Complex Needs Nursing Team and you will be embedded within the team. The role will compromise of 3 days per week Epilepsy and 2 days working within the specialist nursing team. The Complex Needs team offer end of life on-call support which the post holder will be expected to support.

We would be willing to support the right candidate with a passion for developing this role

Main duties of the job

CNWL are proposing to offer a he post holder will have the responsibility for providing high quality, evidence-based specialist nursing skills, knowledge and expertise in the care and management of a defined caseload of children & young people with epilepsy, based in the complex Needs Nursing Team to carry out clinical assessment of children & young people's needs, care plans and implement packages of care accordingly, whilst supporting the child, family, and carer holistically, in response to their specific needs, maximizing their independence and quality of life, acknowledging the specific cultural needs of children and families and ensures that care is delivered in a way that is sensitive to such needs.

About us

We can offer you:
  • A friendly, welcoming, nurturing and encouraging work environment that will support you in your practice and development
  • Local induction and an allocated mentor
  • Strong leadership and management support
  • Regular clinical, management, and safeguarding supervision
  • A strong focus on staff wellbeing and access to excellent staff engagement programs and support services via our People Development team

CNWL Trust can offer:
  • Discounts and savings at hundreds of retailers nationwide with My Trust Benefits: You can save money on your weekly food shops, household bills, toiletries, and cosmetics, cinema tickets, meals out and holidays or weekend breaks
  • Buy & Sell Annual Leave
  • An attractive pension scheme (including a tax-free lump sum on retirement and family benefits for dependants; ill health retirement benefits; and life assurance cover of twice your annual pay)
  • Employee Assistance programme: a free and confidential service to help with personal life
  • Staying Well at Work service for tailored employment related support to staff with severe and long-term mental health problems
  • Physio Med: an education zone, advice line and treatment service for staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

Operational Delivery
  • To facilitate, support and coordinate with Children with Epilepsy, with complex physical or life limiting conditions, registered with a Milton Keynes GP. This will be achieved by both face to face contacts with the young person, their family and the coordination of and collaboration with the Multi-Disciplinary Teams.
  • Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist Key Duties
  • Provide home visits and telephone advice for epilepsy patients
  • Provide school and nursery visits for epilepsy patients accessing epilepsy services.
  • Attend weekly epilepsy clinics for multidisciplinary case discussions.
  • Support, coordinate and attend epilepsy transition clinics.
  • Undertake Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist led clinics
  • Promote communication and enhance partnership working across Health, Hospice, Social Care, Education and voluntary sector service provisions.
  • To provide clinical expertise on complex health care matters to young people, their families and multi-disciplinary/multi-agency teams.
  • To take the leading developing the Epilepsy care planning and passports for children and their families.
  • To ensure that the service meets the needs of children with epilepsy in the Milton Keynes borough.
  • To compliment current service provision of Complex Needs Childrens Community Nursing Team
  • To ensure that safeguarding children and safeguarding vulnerable adult principles are adhered to at all times throughout the transition process for all young people and are reflected in pathway and service development.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Children's Nurse
  • oDegree/Diploma in relevant subject or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • oDual Registration in Adult & Children's Nursing or experience of working in both children's and adult services
  • oTeaching and Accessing Qualification



  • oKnowledge and skills in the management of long-term conditions and complex needs
  • oExperience of assessing for continuing care, adult and/or children's
  • oKnowledge and experience of collaborative Multi Agency work
  • oKnowledge and experience of teaching and assessing young people, parents and staff
  • oKnowledge and experience in Community Nursing
  • oComputer skills including email, internet and office applications
  • oExperience of giving sensitive/difficult information to families
  • oSound knowledge of Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults


  • oExperience of advanced care planning.
  • oExperience of End of Life Care
  • oEvidence of project management working

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