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Clinical Nurse Specialist Epilepsy

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
University College London Hospitals is seeking to appoint a full-time Clinical Epilepsy Nurse Specialist with a commitment to high quality patient care, innovative service models, delivery of performance targets, and excellence in education/training.

This new position for an Epilepsy Nurse Specialist has arisen in response to the change of increased demand combined with new treatment guidelines to ensure that the epilepsy team is able to meet the needs of all patients with epilepsy and make certain that they receive timely and appropriate care. The post is located at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Chalfont Centre for epilepsy in Chalfont St Peter.

The post is offered on a full time basis and provides an opportunity to join a dynamic, expanding department and to contribute to the multidisciplinary care of patients with epilepsy.

Main duties of the job

The focus of this role is to ensure that people with epilepsy receive the best possible care, underpinned by appropriate, evidence-based practice. The post holder will contribute to the development of preconception clinics and the improvement of antenatal care. within the epilepsy team. They will also ensure the patient experience across epilepsy service is of the highest possible standard at all times with particular emphasis on safety, dignity and compassion. The post holder is expected to work with the multidisciplinary epilepsy team (including nurses and consultants). The post-holder will be expected to develop close links with all members of the team.

The appointee will be expected to participate in all activities of the Department including teaching, clinical audit and research. They will be required to undertake clinical management duties and work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and to demonstrate clinical leadership.

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 ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital 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 description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Teaching in the Clinical Setting Course or equivalent


  • Post Registration Neuro Science Nursing course or equivalent
  • Masters level qualification or working towards
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Demonstrate relevant experience in same specialty at Band 6 or above

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and autonomously
  • Knowledge of key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice
  • Able to organize and prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Experience in delivering evidence based practice
  • Proven competencies in clinical skills
  • Experience in teaching members of the multidisciplinary team and responding to learning needs


  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation of practice / services



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
  • Communicates with patients and carers in an empathetic manner
  • Demonstrates understanding of good practice in Customer Care

Personal and People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF
  • Maintains updated Portfolio
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the role of preceptor/facilitator
  • Reflective in Practice
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others

Specific Requirements


  • Flexible approach to shift pattern

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN)

Queen Square



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