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Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist for Epilepsy

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Children's Services at Homerton Healthcare is looking for a Paediatric Nurse to provide expert and compassionate seamless care to children with Epilepsy and their families/carers. This is a suitable role for someone who is already working as an Epilepsy CNS or a B6 working with children with Epilepsy who is ready to take the next step into a specialist role.

You will be working alongside a very experienced CNS who will be able to offer support and training, where necessary.

You may be expected to work clinically on the ward or in Outpatients so its desirable that you have recent clinical experience in one or both of those areas.

Main duties of the job

  • Acute & long term education, advice and liaison for families
  • Support for MDT clinic
  • Co-ordination of follow up OPD appointments
  • Monitor/manage the high risk CYP in the caseload
  • Admission avoidance through close monitoring and optimisation of treatment
  • Multi-professional liaison: GP, tertiary, social, other specialties
  • School liaison/ education
  • Telephone advice
  • involvement in research and audit

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Registered Paediatric Nurse


  • Current paediatric nursing registration (degree level)
  • Recent experience of working with CYP with Epilepsy
  • Practice assessor qualification
  • Experience of working with Safeguarding families


  • Recognised Epilepsy course
  • Masters level qualification in related subject
  • Previous experience as Epilepsy CNS
  • Leadership course



  • NMC registration RN Child


  • Recent experience of working with CYP with Epilepsy

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Hospital

Homerton Row


E9 6RS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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