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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Epilepsy

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pro rata pa inc of HCAS ( outer London )
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced paediatric nurse to join our Specialist Nursing Team to be an integral part of a team providing care for children/young people with epilepsy. You will manage a caseload of children/young people and liaise regularly with Consultants, Health visitors, School Nurses, GP's, tertiary centres etc to enable children/young people to manage their condition.

Main duties of the job

You should have a good understanding of the management of epilepsy and the impact of the condition of the child/young person/family, be able to coordinate care and access to community resources (e.g nursery / school / out of school activities) as required. The Specialist Nursing roles require individuals to develop expertise in the speciality, be able to teach and support staff in the clinical areas, undertake research and audit as required and consider how to gain patient feedback to review and improve services. You should be an effective communicator, motivated and self-directed and willing to continue to develop professionally. Opportunities will be available to training.

About us

Epsom and St Helier children's services have been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good' as well as being given great feedback from the London Healthy Partnership peer review. Queen Mary's Hospital for Children is based at the St Helier site. Children are seen in the dedicated Paediatric A& E which sits alongside the adult ED Outpatient clinics, Ward and assessment unit. The post holder will work with the Epilepsy team consisting of Consultants with Special interest Associate Specialist and the post holder with secretarial support by one of the Patient Pathway Co-ordinators (PPC). At the Epsom site there is also a Consultant with Special interest in Epilepsy and a PT Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.

We recognise that our team members are our greatest asset - it's their hard work and effort that really makes a difference. That's why we encourage our staff to fulfil their full potential. We'll do everything we can to support you, along with offering excellent learning and development opportunities. You will be supported by our enthusiastic Divisional Children's Team. We have in-house training, links to a range of London Universities and their accredited courses. Every nurse has a tailor made personal and professional development plan to support their career development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information or an informal visit please contact Rachael Cooper (Paediatric Matron - Specialist Nursing) on 07393251901| E:

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RSCN/Child Branch
  • Degree Education
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Working towards or willingness to work towards Masters Degree
  • Experience in caring for children with epilepsy/ specialist training in this field



  • Extensive post registration experience in caring for children
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the role of the epilepsy nurse specialist within a team


  • Experience of management (patient / caseload or staff team)

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to deal with situations of conflict in a professional manner
  • Proven teaching ability
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate an ability to make autonomous decisions
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships with patients, carers, colleagues and stakeholders internal and external to the organization
  • Computer literate


  • Highly developed skills and expertise in epilepsy
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Previous experience of audit / data collection
  • Previous research knowledge, or be willing to undertake

Personal Attributes


  • Diplomatic and tactful
  • Dedicated to the provision of high quality services to patients
  • Professional attitude
  • Self-motivated and resourceful
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Responsive to change


  • Flexible attitude toward ways and hours of working

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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