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Clinical Nurse Specialist Multiple Sclerosis

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Are you passionate about providing exceptional care to individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Join our dynamic MS Nursing team at UHCW and make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Multiple Sclerosis, you will play a pivotal role in promoting best practices in the treatment and care of individuals with MS. Working within our dedicated MS Nursing team, you will provide training, advice, and education to patients, families, carers, and healthcare professionals. Your contributions will drive service improvements based on patient feedback, audit findings, and research evidence. Additionally, you will supervise and support colleagues within the MS Team and Neurosciences Day Unit.

**Interviews for this post are due to take place week commencing 29th April 2024**

Main duties of the job

  • Independently performs routine patient assessments using objective measures where appropriate. Reviews data from these assessments and modifies the care plan in conjunction with the person with MS and the MS Team.
  • Assess patients with acutely deteriorating symptoms and diagnoses relapse in routine circumstances, ensuring timely and appropriate treatment is offered.
  • Assist in the delivery of disease-modifying therapy service. Monitoring adherence, efficacy, tolerability, and adverse effects within local and national guidelines.
  • Request appropriate investigations, interpreting results and acting within agreed protocols.
  • Assist in the delivery of nurse led clinics within UHCW and satellite sites within the community
  • Offer advice to patients & carers using the telephone support service
  • Advise patients and carers on managing symptoms, relapses and disease progression using a holistic approach.


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Leadership and Management
  • Plans and delivers care with minimal supervision, managing own diary and allocated caseload, whilst liaising with senior colleagues in complex situations
  • Supports junior colleagues, co-ordinating duties / rotas / performance reviews / appraisals
  • A knowledgeable team member who is developing their clinical expertise, with support from senior staff.

Education and Training
  • Takes personal responsibility for lifelong learning & professional development as per NMC requirements.
  • Attends specialist conferences (MS Trust), MS training courses and network meetings.
  • Provides advice, support and education to other professionals involved in the care of patients with MS.

Research and Development
  • Participates in data collection and recruitment from research projects and clinical trials in line with research protocols.
  • Assists in data collection to provide evidence of productivity, outcomes and quality of the MS service.
  • Contributes to service reviews, utilising feedback from patients, research evidence, audit and clinical requirements.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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