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Rheumatology - Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunities have arisen within our Rheumatology Service. We are seeking enthusiastic, driven senior nurses with excellent clinical skills to join the Department of Rheumatology.Our teams are based across our hospital sites.

We are looking for two individuals are highly motivated, able to work effectively within in a large multidisciplinary team, using their own initiative within their scope of practice.The successful candidates will have responsibility for the management of patients with complex conditions and will promote the service and deliver high quality care that is evidence based and reflects current best practice. They will work collaboratively within the Rheumatology team and be visible and accessible to patients, carers, and staff. The post holder will provide highly specialised advice, education, training, and support for patients and be responsible for the development of care pathways and nurse led initiatives to enhance services delivered. In the event recruitment to the Band 7 positions are not possible, there will be Band 6 to 7 development opportunities available. Relevant training and supervision will be provided to meet set objectives within these development roles.

Please note if a high volume of applications are received this post may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Main duties of the job

For this role you must demonstrate that you are reliable and flexible. We care for patients with complex, multi-system health needs. We support patients from diagnosis and enable them to self-manage their long term conditions. We provide assessment and treatment, health education and support to patients to manage their conditions in clinic, via a telephone advice line and virtually using tele-medicine.

About us

The trust aims to be the most integrated organisation in the NHS as a result Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust is an exciting place to work., as we have an outstanding reputation for teaching education, research and innovation. Our 6600 staff are here for 530,000 local people when they need us.

In 2024 we will open the brand new Midland Metropolitan Hospital, we are dedicated to investing in training to support you to for fill your opportunities and career aspirations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant would need to be able to undertake independent nurse led clinics, requiring skills such as expert clinical decision making, advanced health assessment and non-medical prescribing. The role would involve seeing new and follow up patients, have extensive knowledge of Rheumatology medications and biologics, deciding the treatment pathway for patients according to NICE/BSR guidelines and managing the biologics service and homecare prescriptions.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details on what this role entails.

Person Specification



  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Evidence of previous resource management experience
  • In-depth knowledge of DMARD and Biologic Therapies
  • Experience and knowledge of Rheumatology.
  • Experience of audit and research initiatives
  • Able to undertake nurse-led clinics independently.


  • Band 6 experience in Rheumatology



  • RN (Adult)
  • Current NMC registration.
  • Degree level qualification in health-related subject
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Independent Prescribing course (V300) or equivalent


  • Counselling Skills Certificate qualification.
  • Teaching qualification
  • European Computer Driving Licence
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to Speciality or willing to work towards

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust



City Hospital, Dudley Road


B18 7QH

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