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Band 7 CNS - Neuro Ophthalmology

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
In partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team the post holder will develop, implement and evaluate seamless specialist service. They will ensure patients receive the highest standard of clinical care. As a nursing expert the post holder will demonstrate a high level of expertise within the specialist's service, providing advice, education and support to staff, patients their families and carers.

The post holder will lead on clinical audit activity within their specialist area. The post holder is responsible for contributing / leading the on-going development of clinical practice, standards of care within the service including the development of policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. They will undertake service developments in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues. The post holder is accountable for their safe, effective clinical practice and working as part of a defined team and supporting team performance, ensuring efficient and effective use of physical and human resources. They will provide a range of educational and training packages for health care staff and patients.

Main duties of the job

To act as an expert practitioner working autonomously, managing a caseload of patients within a speciality whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Participate in nurse led and multidisciplinary clinics, ward rounds, patient reviews, & team meetings, where the post holder will co-ordinate treatment independently or in conjunction with a wider multidisciplinary team. Undertake & provide treatment / advice as per speciality & scope of practice. These may be face to face, virtual or telephone, & incorporate the use of agreed protocols clinical & professional guidelines. This service may be provided within an acute secondary health care facility or in primary care or home care settings in accordance with local service level agreements.

Responsible for carrying out expert clinical practice within a designated group of patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. Ensure that high quality, current evidence-based nursing care underpins all actions and interactions with patients & is aligned to the professional values of care, compassion, & respect.

Demonstrate safe, compassionate, consistent, & appropriate practice & expert nursing advice using up to date knowledge & evidence to assess, plan, deliver & evaluate care, communicate findings, influence changes, & promote health & best practice. Where there is a requirement utilise scope of practice undertake Non-Medical Prescribing role

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult / Child Nurse on the NMC Register (Field dependent upon role )
  • *Evidence of post registration CPD / Post registration qualification in ( appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7
  • *Recognised mentorship course


  • *To have or working towards a MSc/ Masters qualification
  • *To have or working towards advanced health assessment module -- where applicable to the role
  • *Non -- Medical Prescriber/ willingness to undertake - where applicable to the role



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • *Significant years post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at B6 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • *Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • *Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • *Experience of patient service user advocacy role
  • *Can demonstrate expert nursing knowledge with an ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients and give advice and information to patients / relatives/ care staff
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality
  • *Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding
  • *Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance


  • *Experience of delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator
  • *Experience in service development
  • *Awareness of current research related to the speciality

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to explain the requirement to balance clinical caseload
  • *Ability to communicate with a wide range of health care professionals, on a variety of complex and sensitive issues which require persuasive and empathetic skills.
  • *Ability to work autonomously , manage / prioritise own workload , supervise / appraise and asses junior staff
  • *Competent in a range of clinical skills and expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing priorities
  • *Ability to, undertake clinical audit , analyse information and develop robust measureable action plans to support improvement / change
  • *Evidence of ability to compile reports and documents for internal / external communication
  • *Knowledge of current evidence based practice and ability to apply to service and policy development

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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