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Part Time Neuromodulation Specialist Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered nurse to join our multidisciplinary team. The post-holder will be involved in the care of patients throughout the pathway including participation in pre-operative assessment, the peri-operative period and long-term management of patients with Deep Brain Stimulators. The ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively within the team is essential and you must have proven recent experience at Band 6 or 7 in a relevant area of practice.

You will have a demonstrable interest in movement disorders/Neuroscience through post-registration education or through your current clinical role. We are keen to help you develop into this specialist nurse role and our current team members will support you with a structured orientation focussing on specific Neuromodulation competencies. A willingness to undertake Masters Level learning is essential.

If you are a motivated, dynamic, highly organised nurse with advanced interpersonal and communications skills then this may be the opportunity you are seeking to develop your practice at advanced level in a highly autonomous role.

Experience of working independently at Band 6/7 is essential for the Band 7 ANP role for the Band 6 Training role we will consider applicants with Band 6 experience in a relevant clinical area who can demonstrate the above skills and qualities.

A flexible approach to working hours is required.

Main duties of the job

The Movement Disorder Neuromodulation service is a regional, national and international referral centre for the neurosurgical management of movement disorders. We are based within the Neurosciences Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Our service is one of the busiest Neuromodulation services in the UK offering Deep Brain Stimulation and lesional surgery for patients with movement disorders including those associated with Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia.

A highly experienced, knowledgeable and educated member of the Surgical Movement disorder team who is able to work autonomously making high level decisions to treat the health needs of patients with Movement Disorders along the DBS Surigcal pathway.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical practice:

To be clinically and professionally responsible for Movement Disorder neuromodulation patients throughout the pathway, providing and maintaining a high standard of care.

To maintain and continually develop specialist knowledge and skills pertinent to the clinical area.

To actively liaise with the multidisciplinary team and the wider organisation to ensure a seamless pathway of care for service users.

Work autonomously, and take responsibility for the ongoing care and support of service users using a broad range of highly specialist complex advanced clinical nursing and decision making skills, which may include prescribing where appropriate

Take responsibility for device ordering, and the monitoring of patients before, during and immediately after Neuromodulation interventions.

Contribute to ongoing service development which has a strong focus on audit, research and evidence based practice.

In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team formulate and evaluate policies, protocols and guidelines to ensure optimal levels of clinical care are sustained and monitored.

Practice a high level of communication skills and organisational ability to sustain partnership with individuals, groups, managers, stakeholders and industry to ensure the high profile of the service is maintained.


DBS Neuromodulation Specialist Nurses will be able to
  • Provide strong clinical leadership within the team, supporting team members with the maintenance of their professional portfolios and ongoing development.
  • Act as a role model and resource in expert clinical evidence based practice.
  • Collaborate with the multiprofessional team to develop a shared vision of the service.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop effective documentation, pathways, protocols and guidelines for care. Demonstrate a commitment to share expertise and disseminate information.
  • Participate in implementing national standards and frameworks at a local level.
  • Network locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and seek opportunities to develop the Specialist Nurse role.
  • Provide workplace evidence in the delivery of service / e-rosters.
  • Have an understanding of budgetary constraints and may be required to manage budgets.
  • Use effective change management skills to initiate and implement service and practice development, making the best use of resources to improve practice and health outcomes.
  • Participate in the selection, interviewing, appraisal and professional development of team members as appropriate.
  • Maintain involvement and active input in multidisciplinary meetings and appropriate local bodies / forums to contribute to practice and service development.


DBS Neuromodulation Specialist Nurses will be able to
  • Maintain, advance and develop personal theoretical knowledge, high standards of clinical competence and professional development through ongoing self-education and attendance at relevant courses of study.
  • Develop and maintain a peer network of support, information and learning with other nurse specialists at a local and National level.
  • Maintain own professional portfolio.
  • Contribute to the development of specialist nursing knowledge and skills to enhance and extend the practice of other nurses and health care professionals within the service.
  • Identify and address the educational needs of patients, families, carers and staff involved in the delivery of this service.
  • Contribute to the teaching and support of students from the multi professional team within relevant educational programmes.
  • Provide an appropriate learning environment, including mentorship, coaching and preceptorship.

Contribute to relevant educational programmes and in house study days.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse
  • First level degree (HEI level 5 or 6) in nursing
  • Relevant specialist post-graduate qualification in Neurosciences or equivalent clinical experience


  • Registered Non-medical prescriber



  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and extensive expertise in the speciality
  • Knowledge of the key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice.


  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital




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