Epilepsy Specialist Nurse (Adult)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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37.5 Hours per week

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an Epilepsy Specialist Nurse in Neuroscience and Spinal Care Services. We are seeking a pro-active, hardworking, passionate and forward-thinking individual to provide senior nursing expertise, clinical excellence, leadership, innovation and development in epilepsy management after training. The candidate will have experience in epilepsy management and significant experience in neurology at a senior level. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver seamless care for patients with epilepsy.

About the role

The job purpose is to provide a specialist nursing service to adults with epilepsy. You will provide expert advice, education and support to the patient with epilepsy and their families/carers. You will provide expert nursing advice and promote a wider understanding of epilepsy for other professionals through education and training. You will liaise with other healthcare professionals. The role of the specialist nurse is multifaceted incorporating key functions such as policy and standards development, practice development, service development, education, research and audit and personal and professional development. The ultimate aim is the provision of a cost effective, efficient, excellent quality service which meets the needs of the patient caseload / client group.

Main duties of the job

You will identify and address your own professional and clinical development needs. You will possess a first level degree and teaching qualification. You will hold or be committed to completing non-medical prescribing and clinical skills. You will deliver autonomous clinical practice in outpatient and inpatient settings, working in an MDT with clinicians in Neurology, Neurophysiology and Cardiology. You will provide significant teaching, training and education to patients, carers and professionals in a wide range of contexts from bedside to formal settings

Hours of Duty for the post are 37 1/2 hours per week, Monday to Friday, hours of starting/finishing dependent on workload. The post will be based at The James Cook University Hospital, but will require occasional travel to deliver service to patients, carers and professionals across the catchment area.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • NMC Level One Registration
  • First level degree in the nursing discipline and record of continuous personal, professional and academic development
  • oDegree / Diploma to Masters level plus specialist experience



  • oSignificant experience in a senior post within epilepsy/neurology

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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