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Acute Brain Injury Clinical Nurse Specialist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity for has arisen as band 6 Acute Brain Injury Clinical Nurse Specialist to assist the Acute Brain Injury nurse specialist team in providing care and support to the patients and families.

The band 6 role is looking for someone to represent the Acute Brain Injury service across the hospital, in MDTs as well as family meetings.

The role demands high level communication skills, as well as the ability to deal with high levels of distress often displayed by patients and families. The candidate should be passionate in wanting to support the unique brain injury patient group often with complex issues as an inpatient and as an outpatient.

The candidate should be organised and efficient, confident in coordinating a case load of patients with support from the Acute Brain Injury nurse specialist team. They should have specific experience of the caring for patients with acute brain injury and a clear understanding of complex discharge planning involved.

The candidate would be expected to have participated in audit and be comfortable with the concept of clinical research. Microsoft Excel and Access skills are required to support the current team with data collection.

There would need to be a willingness to improve the patient experience, assisting with service improvement and governance projects lead by the senior Acute Brain Injury nursing team.

Main duties of the job

The Royal London Neurotrauma team is Consultant led and provides a holistic specialist approach to the treatment of patients who has sustained a traumatic brain injury. The multidisciplinary team works cohesively to deliver and promote effective care through patient centered approaches. The Neurotrauma team consists of 4 Neurosurgical consultants, 1 dedicated Senior Neurotrauma Fellow, and the Acute Brain Injury Clinical Nurse Specialist team.

The ideal candidate would be able to recognise the challenges faced by patients and their families following acute brain injury, and guide families through the recovery process as well as act as an advocate for a complex and challenging patient group.

The candidate would enhance the delivery of the service, acting as a resource for other members of staff across the hospital from a wide range of disciplines.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse
  • Complex discharge planning


  • Relevant course in Neurosurgery
  • Leadership/management course
  • Experience in managing patients with acute brain injury



  • Personal and professional confidence
  • Good organisation skills
  • High level communicator
  • Basic counselling skills
  • Ability to develop oneself and one's practice.
  • Management of a small patient caseload with supervision
  • Good time management skills
  • Effective role model
  • Data collection and management including use of Excel.


  • Participation in audit and recruitment into clinical research.



  • Experience of change management
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Experience of using reflective practice techniques


  • Good knowledge of acute brain injury



  • Registered Nurse
  • NMC registration
  • BSc


  • Working towards further education (PG Cert/MSc)



  • Ability to be supportive and empathetic
  • The ability to communicate across the MDT
  • Ability to participate in local and national networks
  • To be able to communicate complex information in a timely, concise and accurate manner

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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