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Paediatric Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Epilepsy

Are you passionate about supporting children, young people and their families living with a chronic health condition? Then how would you like to work as an Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist , in a dynamic RBH team based on the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus? This is an exciting opportunity for a part time Band 7 Paediatric Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist to support and participate in the running of our service.

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a motivated Paediatric Nurse to join our dynamic Epilepsy Team at RBH, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Band 6 developing or Band 7, depending on previous training and experience)

For further information please contact Claire Lord, Paediatric Matron, 0118 3227480

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be supported in developing specialist skills with a comprehensive training package including nationally recognised Paediatric Epilepsy Training. You will participate in joint consultant and nurse led clinics, where you will learn how CYP are clinically assessed, diagnosed and treatments discussed. You will also have the opportunity to attend the visiting Oxford Paediatric Neurology clinic.

At times you will work autonomously, so we are looking for someone who already possesses these skills, or has the confidence and commitment to develop these skills.

You will be working with the wider MDT including Consultants, Epilepsy CNS, Transition CNS, Keto dietitians, Psychologist and will be supported by a dedicated admin team. The whole team participate in service development, national audits, local audits and quips, and research.

You will be a valued member of the biweekly case discussion meetings, and monthly epilepsy team meetings.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Will be trained and supported to hold nurse led clinics, and first fit telephone clinics to develop yourown defined caseload

Will be responsible for completing and updating the epilepsy care plans for under 5s in our area, and liaising with other nursing teams and educational establishments

Able to communicate complex, sensitive information effectively and empathetically to patients and relatives.

Assesses, develops and implements evidence based specialist nursing care programmes, and advice for patients and relatives.

Work as an expert nurse in given area, acting as a resource for other interdisciplinary healthcare professions whilst maintaining a high profile in the clinical area, acting as a role model for good practice.

Working with professional groups and other agencies in both primary and secondary healthcare settings.

Assumes a central role in problem solving and service co-ordination to ensure patients and carers receive high standards of seamless quality care.

Works with non-specialist interdisciplinary practitioners to complement their care, and the quality of the service provided.

When trained, able to undertakes diagnostic and therapeutic procedures pertinent to specialist role.

Actively participates in interdisciplinary meetings.

Acts on clinical incidents pertinent to area, to reduce clinical risk.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - Child
  • Educated to a minimum of 1st degree level/able to demonstrate evidence that is working at degree level/commenced degree
  • ENB 998/ Slice, C& G 730 or equivalent
  • Evidence of recent appropriate clinical practice in managing children and young people with constipation


  • Advanced communication training
  • Community experience



  • Several years post qualification of which a considerable amount must be in speciality
  • Working knowledge of current policies and documents relating to best practice for children and young people with epilepsy
  • Experience of managing a defined caseload and an ability to work under pressure to manage workload and meet deadlines
  • Detailed experience in facilitation/ teaching/ assessing/ coaching.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road



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