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Band 6 Multiple Sclerosis CNS - Neurology

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated registered nurse with an interest in multiple sclerosis to join our excellent established MS Specialist Team. You will work alongside a team of MS specialist nurses, MS neurologists, MS Pharmacist, neurologists and other healthcare professionals.

You will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and forward thinking MS team offering assessment, treatment and support to people with MS and their families / carers. You will be working within a hospital setting, satellite clinics as well as some time in the community. The role will include a degree of flexible working and includes Saturday working to meet the needs of the service.

The post holder will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will provide an expert source of education and advice regarding MS to both patients and their families and other members of the multidisciplinary team across the health and social care economy.

We are committed to continuous professional development and offer ongoing training within the MS team. Minimum 12-month Band 5 staff nurse experience in UK NHS trust is essential.

Car driving essential.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us

Samantha Colhoun Ext 15799 ( )

Sharon Letissier Ext 15799 ( )

Main duties of the job

*Provide treatment/advice as per speciality and scope of practice. This may be face to face, virtual or telephone, and incorporate the use of agreed protocols, clinical and professional guidelines, within an acute secondary healthcare facility or in a primary/community or home care setting

*Carry out specialist 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 with patients and is aligned to professional values of care, compassion and respect

*Provide a seamless, high-quality service from referral through to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and review, referring to other specialists as required

*Demonstrate safe, appropriate practice and specialist nursing advice using up to date knowledge and evidence. Make person centred, evidence-based judgements in partnership with others involved in the care process ensuring high quality care

*Continuously assess communication, educational and information needs for patients and their families, devise plans to ensure needs are met, ensure instructions/information are understood

*Use professional judgment to act as advocate for patients, support and enable patients and carers to make informed decisions

*Recognise and act to avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of patients

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 Nurse with valid NMC
  • registration
  • * Evidence of post registration CPD
  • / post registration qualification in
  • appropriate area of speciality or
  • professional knowledge
  • supplemented by specialist
  • experience and short courses to
  • FHEQ Level 6



  • Evidence and ability to revalidate
  • as required by the NMC
  • * Significant post registration
  • experience, with evidence of
  • passion/ enthusiasm and
  • knowledge for the associated area
  • of specialist practice
  • * Evidence of achievements and
  • career development in current
  • post and of on-going professional
  • development/ competence
  • * Demonstrate specialist knowledge
  • underpinned by theory and CPD
  • relevant to speciality
  • * Experience and enthusiasm for
  • teaching/assessing and
  • supervising others in a clinical
  • setting
  • * Experience of working in a multidisciplinary and cross agency
  • work environment
  • * Demonstrate understanding /
  • experience / willingness to be a
  • practice-based supervisor /
  • assessor as detailed in the NMC


  • Experience in service development

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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