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Rheumatology CNS Lead

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust considers the Clinical Nurse Specialist role as a keystone to the optimal care of our patients and to the success of our Trust. The delivery of high quality, effective and compassionate care is the most important objective for the organisation. This advanced clinical leadership role therefore has the authority required to deliver the responsibilities and accountabilities outlined in this job description.

The Rheumatology business unit operates across all Trust sites. This includes outpatients in Andover, Alton, Basingstoke and Winchester. This role is to be lead CNS for the cross site Rheumatology service at HHFT covering outpatients, infusion suite and over seeing CNS clinics.

Main duties of the job

The delivery of an outpatient service by the team or area for which you have responsibility. This includes:

Being an expert professional adviser.

Acting as Clinical Lead for the specialist nursing service.

Delivering education to the multi-disciplinary team.

Assessment and treatment of own caseload of patients.

Responsibility for clinical governance within the team.

Ensuring clinical services are delivered to a high quality of care and that all compliance requirements such as CQC and contractual requirements are achieved.

Leading on clinical audit.

Acting as an adviser for the speciality, both internally and externally.

Leading on the assessment of highly complex patients, where factors may be conflicting, requiring high level analysis and interpretation skills and the comparison of a range of options to achieve effective treatment.

Developing the above skill set with the staff who report to you or whom you have a responsibility to train.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • oPost registration qualification(s) in rheumatology or equivalent experience


  • oLevel 5 Certificate/Diploma in Management and Leadership, or equivalent
  • oNon-medical prescriber qualification
  • oJoint and soft tissue injection training



  • oDegree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study, or employment experience


  • oAdditional Postgraduate training in rheumatology, including Masters degree or working towards this



  • oEvidence of significant post registration clinical work experience to Masters level
  • oEvidence of implementing significant changes or service developments that promote good practice


  • oExperience of project management for policy development or large-scale projects
  • oExperience of workforce budgets and staff development planning



  • oHighly specialised Clinical Skills appropriate to the relevant speciality of rheumatology.
  • oUnderstanding of effective clinical governance including implications, quality and audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road


SO22 5DG

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