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Paediatric Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Children's Epilepsy Specialist Nurse

Are you ready for a new challenge? Are you interested in neurosciences?

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Children's Epilepsy Service, working 23 hours per week (0.6wte). This post will support children with Epilepsy and their families who are cared for by our community paediatricians, as well as working alongside the established team of Childrens Epilepsy nurses.

This band 6 post offers an opportunity to work with the Childrens Epilepsy Nurse team to provide care for children with epilepsy, aged 0-16

Within a Trust that has been recently awarded 'Good' by the CQC, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) is one of the most established and cutting-edge Children's Hospitals.

We are seeking a caring, dynamic, reliable and committed nurse with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills to join the Children's Epilepsy Nurse Team. A desire to give the best care for children with epilepsy is essential for this post

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have an induction period, of a minimum of 4 weeks, individualised to meet their development needs. They will have numerous, ongoing opportunities to develop expertise in children's epilepsy, multidisciplinary team working and teaching, enabling them to provide expert advice, care and education to children with epilepsy and those involved in caring for them.

You will be joining us at an exciting time, as we forge stronger links with community services and continue to develop the children's epilepsy care pathway and transition service. You will work closely with our team of friendly paediatric neurologists and paediatricians to ensure that children receive a seamless, quality service.

If you feel ready to meet this challenge, are a good team player and have the confidence to work autonomously within your level of competence, then we would love to hear from you.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • RSCN/RN Child Branch
  • Degree or actively working towards this
  • Teaching qualification or proven relevant experience
  • Evidence of further professional development


  • Epilepsy related studies

Knowledge & Experience


  • Demonstrated experience in teaching/mentoring staff
  • Experience of working with children with epilepsy/learning difficulties/complex needs


  • Significant substantial post registration experience at Band 5/6 in paediatrics
  • Experience of dealing with child protection cases
  • Experience of working in a community healthcare setting

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Evidence based clinical skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • Good report writing and computer/keyboard skills
  • Ability to problem solve/ use initiative and work autonomously
  • Works well amongst a team
  • Knowledge of national policies and guidance relating to epilepsy in children
  • Clinical expertise in epilepsy management
  • Current driving licence and use of car for work
  • Research and Audit skills
  • Confidence to liaise directly with consultants and other senior staff


  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Counselling Skills

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin St.



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