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Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Epilepsies

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Telford Shropshire
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, proactive Nurse Specialist to make a significantdifference to the health outcomes of adults with epilepsy in the West Midlands. This is a full time,band 7 (consideration would be given for a band 6 developmental post) based within theDepartment of Neurology at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). The post-holder will bebased within Shropshire, providing services to people living in the county and its surrounding area.The successful applicant will work as part of the expanding neurological team here at RWT. Thepostholder will be provided with expert clinical leadership and support from our established team,which includes a Consultant Nurse for the Epilepsies, a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists for theEpilepsies and a Consultant Neurologist with specialist interest in epilepsy.

The Department of Neurology views its staff as its most important asset. As such, you will besupported with induction, training and advanced educational opportunities. We will use the EpilepsySpecialist Nurses Association (ESNA) competencies to help you to develop a clear career pathwaytowards expert practice.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will play a key role in the delivery of neurological services throughout the Trust. You will be expected to exercise a high degree of professional autonomy and to make critical judgementsusing specialist knowledge you will provide the highest standard of holistic patient care for patients with epilepsy.

You will be responsible for the organisation and management of your own workloadand commitments to facilitate clinics in various locations throughout Shropshire and the surroundingarea, adapting and prioritising as necessary. Current clinic sites are in Shrewsbury and Telford, withplans to offer clinics in other towns as the service develops.

Applicants should be highly motivated, dynamic and will play a pivotal role in epilepsy and neurology nursing service development, in line with national guidance. The successful candidate will work withthe wider multi-disciplinary team for the benefit of people with epilepsy.

The post will require you to run and maintain nurse-led clinics independently. You will have responsibility for assessing patients and subsequently devising, implementing and assessing anindividual's comprehensive epilepsy care plan. You will also play a major part in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients with refractory epilepsy and those with Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD).

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Department of Neurology is rapidly expanding its research portfolio, and you will participate in high quality, nurse led research and audit, applicable to the specialty, and to the benefit of patients.As an educator, you will help to develop the knowledge base of people with epilepsy and health professionals who care for people with epilepsy.

Work as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team and at times liaising and acting as a specialist resource across multi-agency specialties.

You will be required to work autonomously in clinic settings across the region. Be required to take telephone help line messages and triage patient queries offering support and advice respective to seizure management or on-going care.

To deliver autonomous advanced level practice encompasses aspects of education, research and management but is firmly grounded in direct compassionate care provision or clinical work with patients, families, caseloads and populations.Practitioners working at an advanced level will promote public health and well-being using making every contact count as an approach to change behaviour through interactions with individuals, carers and families to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.The role will be 80% clinical and 20% non-clinical.To be accountable for :Ensuring safe and effective clinical practiceEnhancing the patients experienceEnsuring effective contribution to the delivery of the organisations objectivesEfficient and effective use of resourcesTeam leaderManaging and developing the performance of the team [service specific]

Person Specification

Ability to work at Masters level, or working towards


  • Health assessment and none medical prescriber


  • post registration qualification in epilepsy

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


Shawbirch medical practice

Brandon Ave

Telford Shropshire


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