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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Complex Spine

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to make a difference?

An exciting opportunity has arisen at NHNN, Queen Square (UCLH Trust)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Complex Spine Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse to join our team and deliver great care to our patients.

The NHNN is an internationally renowned hospital for clinical practice and world-class clinical research in neurosciences. It is also closely associated with the Institute of Neurology (ION). Together, NHNN and ION are regarded as the premier neurosciences centre in the UK. In addition to Neurology and Neurosurgery, the NHNN provides comprehensive services in Neuro-rehabilitation, Neuro-Critical Care and Neuro-Psychiatry. The NHNN receives secondary, tertiary and quaternary referrals from across the UK and internationally.

Our Complex Spine service provides input across the disease trajectory from education at onset, pre and post operatively and through complexities. The safe running of this service requires an expert multidisciplinary team where the different disciplines work both autonomously and collaboratively within a detailed clinical governance framework. The team continually develops and reviews the service in line with evolving research and practice.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant must be passionate about this patient group, highly motivated and enthusiastic about teaching all grades of junior staff within these wards. The candidate must be an outstanding communicator, can demonstrate first-rate organisational and multitasking skills and the ability to prioritise effectively and efficiently in a busy and fast paced work environment.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to support, train, develop and educate others work well autonomously and as a team member in a team. The successful individual will have a pivotal role in delivering Trust Objectives as well as objectives for this service ensuring that the care delivered reflects the Trust Vision and Values.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

At UCLH, we have a real One Team ethos, and our values safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Teaching/Assessment programme


  • Relevant post-registration programme
  • Working towards or having completed the neuro-course (or equivalent)



  • Demonstrate relevant experience in same specialty at Band 5 or above (SO)*


  • Completed/completing first degree (SO/FO)*

Skills and abilities


  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others
  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty
  • Willing to provide support to other clinical areas within the division
  • Demonstrates awareness of resource management issues within boundaries of role
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation



  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
  • Communicates with patients and carers in an empathetic manner
  • Demonstrates understanding of good practice in Customer Care

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square



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