Are you currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist, or ready for a step up to a specialist role? We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated nurse to join our MS Nursing Team. The successful candidate will be an experienced nurse with the ability to demonstrate strong clinical leadership and Trust values in all they do.
We are proud of our record of delivering high quality safe care within a robust clinical governance framework. We are able to offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and competencies as a clinical nurse specialist, both though our in-house development programme and in collaboration with the MS Trust and MS Academy.Main duties of the job
We look forward to welcoming our new Band 7 nurse to participate in the core work of the team which includes the management of treatment pathways, symptom management and health promotion.
Recent treatment advances have transformed the outlook for people living with MS and this role presents a unique opportunity to be involved and influence the new patient pathways.About us
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.
We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
- University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
- National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital
- Eastman Dental Hospital
- Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
- University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Our MS service provides care to patients and their families throughout the course of their illness. We work as partners with our patients and with the wider medical and allied health profession teams in nurse-led outpatient and virtual clinics. We also work with patients who are admitted to the in-patient wards and our dedicated day care infusion unit, either for infusion-based treatments or for rehabilitation.
The NHNN is an internationally renowned hospital for clinical practice and world-class clinical research in neurosciences. It is also closely associated with the Institute of Neurology (ION). Together, NHNN and ION are regarded as the premier neurosciences centre in the UK. In addition to Neurology and Neurosurgery, the NHNN provides comprehensive services in Neurorehabilitation, Neuro-Critical Care and Neuro-Psychiatry. The NHNN receives secondary, tertiary and quaternary referrals from across the UK and internationally.
We are looking for a new colleague who is an outstanding communicator, can demonstrate flexibility and is able to prioritise effectively and efficiently in a busy and fast paced work environment. They must be able to work effectively, both autonomously and as part of the team. We would welcome applications from nurses currently working at a Band 6 or Band 7 level in primary or secondary care who enjoy working and making a difference to the lives of people living with a long-term condition.Person SpecificationQualifications and EducationEssential
- Registered Nurse - Part 1,2,12
- Relevant specialist post basic programme
- Teaching / assessment programme and/or teaching experience
- Completed first degree in nursing, midwifery, research or ethics
- Minimum 2 years relevant clinical experience at senior band 6 level in same or related specialty.
- Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty
Education / researchEssential
- Evidence of leading nurse led clinics / services
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Previous experience of formal / informal teaching of patients & staff
- Previous experience in developing standards, guidelines and policies
- Previous experience in audit and evaluation
Consultancy / collaborationDesirable
- Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice
- Experience in acting as a clinical supervisor and mentor to others
- Previous practice development experience
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrates skilled written and verbal communication skills
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