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Senior Epilepsy & Intellectual Disability Specialist Nurse

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

The post holder will work within an established epilepsy specialist nursing service for adults with intellectual disability. The service is an integral part of a wider multidisciplinary epilepsy team in Nottinghamshire providing diagnosis and treatment of complex epilepsies and associated health conditions through specialist nurse-led clinics, community home visits, and telephone advice.

The post holder will undertake the duties of Independent prescribing, ensuring compliance with Trust policy and maintain appropriate skills and competency in accordance with guidance set out by professional regulatory bodies.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the delivery and continued development of a high quality, specialist service to adults with Intellectual Disability and teenagers in transition. The person will work in partnership with epilepsy colleagues in Neurology at Nottingham University Hospitals to deliver a countywide integrated Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability Specialist Service.

The post holder will act as a source of specialist advice and information for patients, carers, and health professionals. The post holder will promote patient focussed care and act as a resource for Intellectual Disability Service colleagues.

The post holder will maintain a high level of awareness of relevant research, best practice and National recommendations and ensure this is reflected in their clinical practice.

The post holder will prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice.

The post holder will provide evidence-based training and education to patients, carers, healthcare professionals and social care services.

The post holder will line manage and supervise band 7 nurses.

Budgetary duties.

The post holder will undertake management duties under direction of the Nurse Consultant

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within an established epilepsy specialist nursing service for adults with intellectual disability. The service is an integral part of a wider multidisciplinary epilepsy team in Nottinghamshire providing diagnosis and treatment of complex epilepsies and associated health conditions through specialist nurse-led clinics, community home visits, and telephone advice.

The post holder will assist in the delivery and continued development of a high quality, specialist service to adults with Intellectual Disability and teenagers in transition. The person will work in partnership with epilepsy colleagues in Neurology at Nottingham University Hospitals to deliver a countywide integrated Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability Specialist Service.

The post holder will act as a source of specialist advice and information for patients, carers, and health professionals. The post holder will promote patient focussed care and act as a resource for Intellectual Disability Service colleagues.

The post holder will maintain a high level of awareness of relevant research, best practice and National recommendations and ensure this is reflected in their clinical practice.

The post holder will prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice.

The post holder will provide evidence-based training and education to patients, carers, healthcare professionals and social care services.

The post holder will line manage and supervise band 7 nurses.

Budgetary duties.

The post holder will undertake management duties under direction of the Nurse Consultant

Person Specification

Skills

Desirable

  • Developing teaching packages
  • Good IT skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Consultation skills


Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience
  • Experience working as a band 7
  • Health comorbidity in ID population


Desirable

  • Community nursing experience


Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC Nursing Registration
  • Non Medical Prescribing qualification
  • Epilepsy related qualification


Desirable

  • Management qualificatio
  • Teaching qualification


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge current legislation relation to epilepsy and ID population


Contractual requirements

Essential

  • Abitlity to work and travel across multiple sites Nottinghamshire


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Highbury Hospital

Nottingham

NG6 9DR



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