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Band 7 NeuroMuscular Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, proactive registered nurse with experience in neuromuscular conditions, neurology, and neurosurgery to join the established neuromuscular specialist team at UHB on a full-time basis, as a Band 7 specialist nurse.

The post will involve an induction period and will potentially require working across trust sites. Dependent on your experience and with the support of the existing band 7 neuromuscular CNS, you will eventually run and maintain nurse-led clinics independently and provide help to coordinate the treatment and care for various patient groups including but not limited to myasthenia gravis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and muscular dystrophies.

You will organise and manage your workload and commitments to facilitate clinics that serve the needs of the patient group, including telemedicine services, adapting, and prioritizing as necessary.

The ability to drive is also essential as home visits are required at times due to patients' immobility.

A background in neurology and/or neurosurgery is preferred. Whilst neuromuscular experience is desirable, training, support and development will be provided to the appropriate candidate who can demonstrate the motivation, interest and drive to deliver a high level of specialist intervention and care to the patient group.

If you need further information related to this vacancy, please contact:

Sarah Harris (

Main duties of the job

*To act as an expert practitioner working autonomously, managing a caseload of patients within a speciality whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team (defined or virtual), delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care.

*Provide a specialist nursing service and advice in a variety of clinical settings and disciplines for staff, patients, their families and carers, effectively liaising with multidisciplinary colleagues. Receive referrals via a variety of media including (where defined) direct patient referral. Triage case load according to agreed protocols and working practices.

*Participate in nurse led and multidisciplinary clinics, ward rounds, patient reviews and multidisciplinary team meetings, where the post holder will co-ordinate treatment independently or in conjunction with a wider multidisciplinary team. Undertake and provide treatment / advice as per speciality and scope of practice. These may be face to face, virtual or telephone, and incorporate the use of agreed protocols clinical and professional guidelines. This service may be provided within an acute secondary health care facility or in primary care or home care settings in accordance with local service level agreements.

*Provide a seamless, high quality service from referral through to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and review, referring to other specialists as required. Provide guidance to staff, patients, their families and carers on pathway navigation.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Adult / Child Nurse on the NMC Register (Field dependent upon role )
  • * Evidence of post registration CPD /
  • * Post registration qualification in ( appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7
  • * Recognised mentorship course



  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • * Significant years post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at B6 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • * Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • * Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence
  • * Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • * Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • * Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • * Experience of patient service user advocacy role
  • * Can demonstrate expert nursing knowledge with an ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients and give advice and information to patients / relatives/ care staff
  • * Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality
  • * Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding
  • * Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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