An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced clinical nurse specialist to join our Neurology Department to be an integral part of a team providing care for patients with epilepsy.
The specialist nursing role requires individuals to develop expertise in the speciality, be able to teach and support staff in the clinical areas, undertake research and audit as required and consider how to gain patient feedback to review and improve services. You should be an effective communicator, motivated and self-directed and willing to continue to develop professionally.Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will develop the excellent specialist nursing service for people with epilepsy under the care of Epsom & St Helier Hospital so as to provide appropriate support for their condition.
To provide nursing cover and support for other neurological conditions.
To ensure an integrated service is delivered for people with epilepsy, liaising with other members of the multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, continence service, neuropsychology services, social workers. Continue to develop the interface between Hospital, Community and Primary Care Services to ensure that patients are able to manage their condition at home without unnecessary hospital admissions/stays.
To develop the knowledge of both people with epilepsy and Health Care Professionals about the optimal management of epilepsy and symptoms associated with it.
To liaise with the voluntary sector in order to develop the support and services available for people with epilepsy.
To be an integral part of the specialist neurological team for assessment, management and review of epilepsy patients and their treatment(s).
To provide specialist nursing care in responsive to individual epilepsy patient needs.
To provide expert advice and guidance.
To liaise with the regional epilepsy network to ensure best possible care for patients with epilepsy under the care of Epsom & St Helier Hospitals.About us
Welcome to the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecologyto over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospitaland St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Careand Surrey Downs Health and Care. St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unitand Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A& E)and Maternity services (Obstetrics). With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.
As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George's Hospital and St George's Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
lease see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the Clinical Nurse Specialist Epilepsy role at Epsom and St Helier.Person SpecificationQualifications and trainingEssential
- Current NMC registration
- Degree in relevant health subject
- Evidence of recent CPD
Experience & KnowledgeEssential
- Post-registration qualification in neurosciences/management of epilepsy
- Accreditation for non-medical prescribing course
- Previous teaching experience
- Demonstrates an understanding in the needs of patients with long term conditions
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrable ability to plan, organise and prioritise
- Ability to use research evidence to improve practice
- Good IT skills including word processing and simple databases
- Commitment to engage in ongoing CPD
Skills and Personal AttributesEssential
- General knowledge in a wider sphere of neurological conditions such as Multiple sclerosis, dementia and parkinson's disease
- Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
- Commitment to continuing professional development
- Ability to work under pressure
- Willingness to work with all colleagues to maintain and develop a comprehensive service
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Courses/training in advanced communication and leadership skills
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
St Helier Hospital
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