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Childrens Community Epilepsy Nurse

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2023
Exciting opportunity to join our Roald Dahl Epilepsy Nursing team for maternity leave cover for a 12 month fixed term post.

You will provide specialist nursing skills, knowledge and expertise in the care and management of children and young people who have Epilepsy. You willwork in partnership with the child, family and carers holistically, inresponse to their specific needs, maximising their independence and qualityof life. Whilst supporting continuity of care within an integrated care organisation following the patient across the acute and community care pathways.

You will also benefit from the support and opportunities provided through the Roald Dahl Marvellous Childrens Charity.

Main duties of the job

To facilitate good communication between the children, family,carers and professionals involved in the management of the child'scondition.

To provide education and information to the child, young person, theirfamily and/or carers around epilepsy related issues eg. Managementof epilepsy, lifestyle and recreation, safety, schools etc

To plan specialised programmes of care and provides specialisedadvice to children and young people that is age appropriate, relativesand carers

To participate in training and education of the children young people,their carer and health and social care professionals involved in themanagement of the condition/seizures

To maintain own professional development, skills and competenciesthrough participation in training and development activities

To identify assist and meet the educational needs of the children youngperson and their family.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description & Person Specifications for details on the main duties and responsibilities.

    Person Specification



    • RN Child Branch/RSCN
    • Evidence of post-qualification experience across children's nursing.
    • Hold British Driving Licence and have access to car


    • Experience of nursing children with Epilepsy



    • Ability to demonstrate empathy with children, young people carers and families whilst maintaining professional objectivity when working with difficult physical, emotional and social circumstances
    • Ability to work in partnership with all appropriates others.



    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Epilepsy Nurse


    • Evidence of willingness to improve own CPD

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    Sandwell General Hospital


    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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