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Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Location
Chichester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has a arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join our friendly well established Paediatric Epilepsy Team.

This is Band 7 role, but Band 6 would be considered. There will be upgrade to band 7 on completion of Paediatric Epilepsy Module/course as defined in -house, following a period of consolidation and assessment of competence. This will be assessed by the Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist and line manager (Matron for Children's Services)

We are offering a permanent position working up to 37.5 hours per week.

The Paediatric Epilepsy Service has a strong multi disciplinary team and welcome enthusiastic and motivated nurses who are passionate about providing excellent care to children and their families.

Our Clinical Nurse Specialists are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team working together to deliver this specialist service, promoting treatment pathways that empower and support children and their families to manage their condition and help to minimise hospital admissions. You will be responsible for developing and working within evidence-based specialist pathways of care, guidelines and protocols to support patients and their families to improve care delivery.

We encourage applicants to arrange a visit and to discuss the opportunity further.

Main duties of the job

As a Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse the post holder will act as a skilled nurse and role model in the care of children and young people with complex health needs and epilepsy and their families. The post holder will demonstrate an excellent understanding and proficiency in the highly specialist nursing care and management children and young people with complex health needs and epilepsy in both the hospital and community setting.

In conjunction with the Children and Young Person's Epilepsy multi-disciplinary team they will contribute to and participate in the development of high-quality Children's Epilepsy Services across the Trust. They will make recommendations and identify areas for development and present these to the Team.

They will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care, with support from Consultant Paediatrician as the service dictates. Using clinical judgement and autonomous decision making, the post holder will proactively prioritise care to meet the needs of the patients, undertaking a range of specialised clinical actions. They will co-ordinate and manage the clinical caseload autonomously.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as a skilled nurse and role model in the care of children and young people with epilepsy and their families. The post holder will demonstrate an excellent understanding and proficiency in the highly specialist nursing care and management of children and young people with epilepsy in both the hospital and community setting.
  • To establish themselves as a lead for a caseload of children and young people with epilepsy under the direct care of the consultants. They will be expected to liaise appropriately with all key members of the multidisciplinary team and service users. The post holder will work with children and their families/carers from diagnosis throughout their ongoing care and facilitate transition to other services or adult care.
  • To act as an expert nurse and role model in the care of children and young people and their families. The post holder will demonstrate a good understanding and proficiency in the highly specialist nursing care and management of children and young people with epilepsy.
  • To will participate in clinical work and coordination of investigations and relevant test.
  • To make recommendations and identify areas for development and present these to the epilepsy consultants for discussion prior to implementation.
  • To be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care, with support from the consultant, paediatricians and divisional head of nursing as a service, dictates, and ensuring all activity is recorded as required.
  • To use an appropriate level of clinical judgement and autonomous decision-making, depending on the individual post holders level of experience in specific areas. It is anticipated that the post holders role and areas of expertise will develop over time they will coordinate and manage the clinical caseload with a level of autonomy appropriate to the expertise and in close liaison with the epilepsy team. The post holder will proactively prioritise care to meet the needs of the patients undertaking a range a specialist clinical actions.
  • To work with all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To liaise and carry out community (home/school) visits for children and young people with epilepsy.
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary/ multi-agency team, ensuring close collaborative working with other departments/ agencies to ensure the patient care needs a met holistically.
  • To maintain ongoing education for self to ensure evidence-based practice


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registration RNC/RN with substantial paediatric experience
  • Mentorship
  • Degree in Nursing or related subject
  • Substantial experience working as a nurse within Paediatric Epilepsy service
  • Teaching and assessing in clinical practice qualification or equivalent


Desirable

  • PET 1 and 2
  • Masters modules


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

St Richards Hospital

Spitalfield Lane

Chichester

PO19 6SE

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279-6283082-MAY24

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