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Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist Rheumatology

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Can you help us to deliver and develop our Rheumatology Services?

We have a vacancy in our team of Rheumatology Nurse Specialists and this is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated team who deliver expert patient care across three hospital sites. The CNS will work in close collaboration with a team of nurses, doctors and the wider multi-disciplinary team to help deliver expert and high quality care for our patients with rheumatological conditions.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work at an advanced level providing a nurse led autonomous service. They will:

Work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a first-class rheumatology service to patients.

Run nurse-led outpatient clinics alongside medical team.

Work to national standards and guidelines ensuring that remission of disease is a realistic goal.

Deliver high quality and relevant education to patients enabling effective self-management.

Ensure that an advice line is available to patients and health professionals delivers rapid, effective information and help, preventing unnecessary GP and A& E attendance

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within the Rheumatology Specialist Team and will be responsible for assessing, implementing and monitoring care of rheumatology patients utilising a holistic approach predominantly in the out-patient setting.

The post holder will run autonomous Nurse-led clinics and will demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skill to benefit patient care

The post holder will plan the care of their patient workload, arrange appropriate intervention according to approved guidelines and standards, monitor effects of such interventions and arrange continued support.

The post holder will provide education and support to patients and their carers regarding their clinical condition and its on-going management, to promote patient involvement, shared care and informed consent. They will assure that their physical, social and psychological needs are met, referring to other agencies or MDT members as appropriate

The post holder will be a point of contact for patients within the Rheumatology department and will act as a resource for other health professionals in both primary and secondary care settings to optimise patient health, reduce risk and manage any issues related to rheumatological conditions.

The post holder will undertake Nurse-Led clinics. providing a cross county service and to include a bio-logic clinic. They will liaise closely with the clinic Nurses and the other Clinical Nurse Specialists, and offer support to the Day Case Unit where applicable.

Person Specification



  • RGN with current registration
  • Non medical prescribing


  • First level degree
  • NMC recognised teaching and assessing qualification
  • Expanded role activities i.e. additives and cannulation



  • Experience of working within the Rheumatology speciality
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience in teaching and training of other health professionals.
  • Experience in development of competencies, standards, guidelines etc.
  • Evidence of involvement in research and audit

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Kidderminster General Hospital

Bewdley Road



DY11 6RJ

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