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Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa pro rata Incl HCAS (Inner)
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Nurse Specialist

We are seeking a keen and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join the dynamic Multiple Sclerosis (MS) team as a MS Clinical Nurse Specialist . The role is to deliver high quality specialist care and support to patients with MS.

Clinical responsibilities will include running nurse led clinics at St Georges Hospital and Croydon University Hospital, multidisciplinary clinics, domiciliary reviews, co-ordination of treatment pathways and patient education programmes.

There have been great advances in the treatment of MS in the last few years with Disease Modifying Therapy as well as improvements in complex symptom management and palliative care.

The successful candidate will have experience in neurology, preferably in Multiple Sclerosis and in case management. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team are essential.

There will be excellent opportunities to help further your own professional development through internal and external courses.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Maria Vega Sota, Lead MS Clinical Nurse Specialist, on 0208 725 2104

Main duties of the job

To provide MS Clinical Nurse Specialist care for a caseload of patients with Multiple Sclerosis at St George's and Croydon University Hospital.

In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, be responsible for setting, monitoring and maintain excellence standards of care for people with Multiple Sclerosis. To provide holistic care including symptom and relapse management and monitoring of patients on Disease Modifying Therapies.

About us

We are one of the country's largest and busiest acute NHS Trusts, serving a diverse population of more than 3.5 million people across south London and beyond.

Our main hospital site in Tooting and other healthcare locations provide a modern, dynamic, caring environment for excellent clinical care, education and research.

We employ around 9,000 dedicated staff across more than 40 different services and specialties. Every day, more than 2,000 patients attend our sites, mainly for outpatient appointments, elective surgery, and in our Emergency Department, made famous as the home of '24 Hours in A& E'.

You can find opportunities in a wide range of occupations and professions, from front-line doctors and nurses through to other health professionals, and essential support and corporate services - all working together to provide outstanding care every time for patients, and the communities we serve.

Whatever role you work in, we are committed to offering excellent learning and development opportunities and to supporting you in your careers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as an autonomous, advanced practitioner and effectively deliver an expert nursing service within the specialist area
  • To effectively manage a caseload of patients/clients
  • To ensure that patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical and social support
  • To assist in the development of evidence based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines
  • To establish clear lines of communication within the specialty team to ensure cohesive multidisciplinary management of patients
  • To link with other healthcare teams in order to increase knowledge and facilitate the care of this group of people in all healthcare settings


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN


Desirable

  • Multiple Sclerosis PRO course
  • Neurology Course


Experience

Essential

  • experience working in neurology


Desirable

  • experience working in the field of MS
  • experience in service development


Skills

Essential

  • excellent communication skills
  • leadership skills
  • work independently as part of a team


Desirable

  • Venepuncture/ cannulation
  • ECG


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road

London

SW17 0QT

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200-6039835-MA-ND-Y

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