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Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist - Band 7

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen a part time Rheumatology CNS within ULHT. This post is based in Boston but will support the Rheumatology CNS team Trust Wide as required.

You will play a crucial role in providing excellent clinical leadership and expertise in all aspects of rheumatology nursing by providing high quality specialist care and management throughout the patient pathway. You will co-ordinate complex patient care.

This post requires a forward thinking, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can problem solve with the ability to manage your own case load. Working closely with the Rheumatology consultants and the multidisciplinary team you will be responsible for the holistic care of patients.

We would welcome candidates currently working at band 6, with experience rheumatological conditions. As a CNS we hold regular CNS forums, offer clinical supervision and have a wide range of educational opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To assess patients, plan, implement and evaluate care, offer specialist advice and support to patients with a rheumatology condition.

Act as a source of expertise and knowledge to health care professionals.

Act as a key worker for a clinical caseload.

Influence patient care through indirect roles of providing specialist education and training to other staff/students and undertake research, audits and service development within rheumatology.

The post holder has responsibility for maintaining client records, data entry and data processing.

The post holder provides cross cover for colleagues during periods of absence.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next? Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • ENB 998 or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Recognised Rheumatology course or equivalent


  • Degree or working towards same.
  • Prescribing course.

Knowledge, skills, aptitudes


  • Demonstrate ability to influence and innovate the clinical practice of others.
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to the provision of holistic, clinically effective care.
  • Ability to embrace and implement change.
  • Good Presentation skills
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework
  • Ability to perform venepuncture and Cannulation and deliver Intravenous drugs.


  • Experience in reading test results
  • Analysing data and creating presentations.
  • Previous experience of producing local clinical Guidelines and protocols.

Previous Experience


  • Relevant Rheumatology experience and knowledge
  • Experience in clinical audit/research.
  • Computer skills.
  • Experience in Health Promotion


  • History taking Course

Specific Requirements


  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Good time management
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Car owner/ driver access essential

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust



Sibsey Road


PE21 9QS

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