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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Neurology Team has a new exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy. This role will work alongside the existing Lead Epilepsy Nurse Specialist, supporting in delivering specialised care to patients diagnosed with epilepsy or undergoing investigations to confirm diagnosis.

Responsibilities include managing a caseload of patients, offering clinical guidance and assistance, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals to devise comprehensive care plans. Additionally, serving as an educational resource for both patients and colleagues, the position entails contributing to the advancement of clinical practice, facilitating education and training, conducting audits, and engaging in research activities.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills of Epilepsy through clinical practice
  • Lead on the development and implementation of pathways of care for patients and ensure they are monitored and evaluated regularly
  • Work with the Epilepsy specialist team to educate patients and their families/carers about their conditions and help patients make informed decisions about their care
  • Act as an advocate for the service users through information giving and support to obtain informed consent prior to undergoing treatment

Please read attached job description and person specification for further details of duties of the role.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachments on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Teaching and Assessing


  • ENB N45 - Epilepsy nursing Diploma
  • Studying for post graduate qualifications/masters

Skills/ Abilities


  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty
  • Knowledge of key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice
  • Developed interpersonal skills to work with patients across community and acute sector
  • Ability to implement new practices and initiatives
  • Able to organise and prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of commonly used IT systems
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Teaching skills in informal and formal situations
  • Effective Communication



  • Significant post registration experience as Band 6
  • Experience of undertaking nurse led duties
  • Experience of utilising research in practice


  • Experience of working as a CNS
  • Experience of working in field of epilepsy



  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Up to date knowledge of NICE and other national guidelines
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and care needs in a multicultural society


  • Sound knowledge of epilepsy care and treatment plans
  • Knowledge of health promotion

Trust Values, Equal Opportunities & Other Requirements


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values
  • Commitment and adherence to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous self-development

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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