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Motor Neurone Disease Nurse Specialist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you an experienced nurse with a desire to use your considerable knowledge to develop specialist skills in the management of patients who have Neuromuscular Conditions or Motor Neurone Disease? We are a growing and dynamic team with exciting times ahead. The post is suitable for those wishing to develop their career as a specialist.

You do not have to be an expert now as we provide a comprehensive individualised personal orientation and a professional development plan which will be tailored to your current skills and experience. The successful candidates will work under the direction of a well-established Neuromuscular Care Advisor and together you will contribute to the multidisciplinary team facilitating effective management of patients with NMD or neuromuscular conditions depending which post you apply for.

The successful candidates will be motivated, forward thinking, enthusiastic and committed to becoming involved in all aspects of the patient pathway, working in close collaboration with ward and community staff and other clinicians. They will be self-reliant and confident with an ability to work flexibly and adapt to change.

Main duties of the job

The present Care Advisor along with CNS and physiotherapy colleagues, support and advise patients on various issues around their conditions including all aspects of diagnosis, management, treatment options as well as social and psychological issues.

The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in both the community and hospital environment is essential as well as an ability to prioritise your own workload.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and be comfortable with difficult conversations. Some of the patients you will work with have life limiting conditions, you will need to be resilient and resourceful in managing this sometimes difficult work, but you will have the benefit of a supportive team and the reward of giving excellent care to the patient and those surrounding them.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The role is based within the MND and Neuromuscular Service, part of our Neurology Outreach provision based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

The Neurology Outreach service has teams specialising in a variety of Neurological Conditions including MND, Neuromuscular conditions, Epilepsy, MS, Ataxia and Parkinson's Disease and movement disorders.

We have a commitment to providing the highest quality, evidence based holistic care with staff that are valued and supported to reach their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Registered general Nurse
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing or equivalent
  • First degree or working towards
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.


  • Evidence of Leadership and Management Development
  • Evidence of post registration education relevant to the role
  • Recognised counselling skills certificate, experience or willing to undertake



  • Experience of complex patient management
  • Relevant experience with a proven interest in MND or other progressive conditions
  • Proven management and leadership experience at ward level or similar
  • Proven experience in the understanding of and communication with individuals with complex needs and patients who have life limiting conditions
  • Experience of effective time management and ability to prioritise own workload
  • Experience of working within safeguarding procedures


  • Experience of Neuromedicine or Neurorehabilitation
  • Experience of palliative care and end of life pathways
  • Experience of working in Primary Care /community setting
  • Audit and research experience

Further Training


  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to manage change whilst maintaining standards
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good presentation skills


  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and experience of using skills with patients
  • Training / experience in undertaking advanced Care Planning Discussions

Other factors


  • Valid UK licence access to car that can be used for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

12 Claremont Crescent


S10 2TA

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