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Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

The rheumatology team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a customer focused, friendly and enthusiastic individual, as part of our multidisciplinary service.

The Specialist Nurse contributes to the provision of specialist nursing assessment and supervision of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, practicing within the multi-disciplinary team. They will provide advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals. They will practice clinically in agreed care settings according to established protocols or guidelines, and will contribute to the development and smooth running of the service.The post holder will work to agreed professional, departmental and Trust boundaries as required, to provide patient-centred seamless care. The post holder will be responsible for- Providing nurse-led clinics for inflammatory arthritis both at UHS and outreach clinics-Provide patients with advice and emotional support via face to face/virtual clinics, My medical records and rheumatology Advice Line.- Provide assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of inflammatory arthritis and programmes of care.- Liaise with the Rheumatology Medical staff and other Allied Health Professionals- Providing support and leadership to other staff within the department.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities

- Provide holistic care to Patient's with inflammatory conditions as part of their clinical pathway in clinic settings including digital platforms.- Assessment and monitoring of patients conditions and medications providing advice and guidance in line with their individualized care pathway.- Contribute to the development and delivery of nurse-led initiatives for the benefit of the patient with inflammatory arthritis, in conjunction with medical and nursing/AHP colleagues. To provide regular patient centred nurse led clinics.- Develop and sustain appropriate multidisciplinary working relationships both within UHS and local ICB's to improve health outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.- Seek opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes, including accessing clinical supervision.

Experience and Skill

We are looking for a strong applicant with a passion to provide first class patient centred care in the rheumatology setting. - Experience in rheumatology is desirable but not essential. - Experience at a band 5 registered nurse level will be required.- To be confident in own knowledge base but seek guidance when appropriate.- Candidate must be confident in working as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be supported to develop independent practice.

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification or equivalent 120 credits at L6
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality.
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Provide evidence of supporting/ managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area.
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service.
  • Understanding of personal accountability.
  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate.
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information.


Desirable

  • Registered on MSc Pathway - completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Counselling qualification
  • Palliative care course
  • Palliative care course
  • Change Management, clinical practice development.
  • Multidisciplinary team working.
  • Interest in nurse -led care.
  • Organisational/strategic awareness.
  • Clear about professional accountability and autonomous practice components of role.


Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Communication
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Teamwork
  • General IT skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Working under pressure


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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