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Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 0.5 WTE Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Neurology team.

The post holder will work within a CNS team who have a nursing responsibility for the neurology specialty, including neuroimmunology conditions.

As the CNS you must possess extensive neuroscience experience, excellent communication skills and strong leadership skills to ensure the families are provided with high quality care and a smooth patient journey. The applicant should be able to demonstrate their ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team.

If you would like more information on this vacancy, please contact Lucy Thomas (Matron) on ext 6362.

Main duties of the job

As a senior nurse leader, the CNS is a key member of the speciality and Divisional nursing team with a responsibility to contribute to wider service delivery.

To enable the fulfillment of these requirements, all CNSs are expected to work clinically as part of a ward roster. This requirement is equivalent to two full 12.5 hour shifts per month based on full time employment (pro rata if part time) but may be subject to review according to service requirements.

To be familiar with and adopt the principles of the NHS Chief Nursing Officer's vision for Compassion In practice (NHS Commissioning Board December 2012)

Contribute towards achieving the GOSH Nursing strategy.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

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 below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • On the relevant part of the NMC register i.e Children's registered
  • Evidence of ongoing, dynamic continuing professional development within the specialty, linked to competencies
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Possession of a relevant honours' degree


  • Recognized teaching qualification



  • Sufficient experience at band 6 level or equivalent, including within relevant clinical environment
  • Experience of leading and managing a team
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Demonstrates Compassion In Practice
  • Expert knowledge relevant to the speciality/field or practice
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing and healthcare, e.g. Lamin CNO's vision for Compassion In practice and GOSH nursing strategy.
  • Detailed understanding of audit and research methodologies
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Child protection procedures
  • Handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Good attendance record
  • Evidence of fulfilling PREP


  • Experience of working as a CNS



  • Excellent relevant clinical skills
  • Specialist skills and abilities for the post.
  • Excellent managerial, leadership and organisational skills.
  • Able to motivate and develop a multi-professional team.
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Self-discipline and good time management to support periods of lone working.
  • Interviewing skills.
  • Appraisal skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust

Great Ormond Street



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