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Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse

Employer
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Salford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a fabulous opportunity to specialise in the care of people living with multiple sclerosis. The specialist nurse role in multiple sclerosis is extremely rewarding as you are caring for people in a lifelong professional capacity offering support to the individual and their families working closely with allied health professionals. We are a large, yet close knit, team who are fortunate to have access to ongoing education both in the UK and overseas networking with other MS nurses throughout the UK.

Based at Salford Royal, we work across the Greater Manchester and East Cheshire region with a patient population of approximately 5,500 and have close links with our neurology wards and colleagues.

Main duties of the job

Candidates need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, empathy, resilience to emotionally challenging situations and organisational abilities to work in an autonomous role.

Once trained, the candidates typical week will comprise of independently reviewing patients in face to face and telephone clinics to address common symptoms that people with multiple sclerosis experience, explore and address lifestyle factors which influence health, be vigilant to blood monitoring related to disease modifying therapies and make appropriate referrals to allied health professionals signposting to charitable organisations. We also have a telephone helpline with each nurse responsible for dealing with enquiries in a prompt manner. The specialist nurses provide a domiciliary service to review patients at home who have progressive multiple sclerosis rendering them unable to attend hospital appointments.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as a Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC Pin within the next 2-3 months. Please note an NMC PRN Pin is not a full NMC Pin and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/register-nurse-midwife/trained-outside-uk/how-to-guide/

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Nursing degree. Significant post registration NHS experience.

Essential

  • Have a nursing degree and substantial post-registration experience of managing patients with acute and chronic neurological conditions within the NHS. OR Have substantial post-registration experience as a Band 5 including extensive years' experience of managing patients with acute or chronic neurological conditions within the NHS.
  • NMC Registered Adult Nurse
  • MS Development module (MS Trust) or a willingness to complete within 12 months. Evidence of comprehensive and advanced continuing professional development (CPD) maintained in a portfolio including attendance at courses relevant to speciality
  • Full current valid UK Driving Licence
  • Experience & knowledge of MS and its management.
  • IT Literacy and ability to utilise trust systems to generate data to assist service development.
  • Ability to drive and have access to a car for travel between hospital sites and patients' homes.
  • Autonomous practitioner with flexible approach to working hours and duties.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of MS treatments, side effects, pre-screening and monitoring requirements.
  • Leadership qualities and willingness to undertake leadership development.


Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Have a nursing degree and substantial post-registration experience of managing patients with acute and chronic neurological conditions within the NHS. OR Have substantial post-registration experience as a Band 5 including extensive years' experience of managing patients with acute or chronic neurological conditions within the NHS.


Desirable

  • Leadership qualities and willingness to undertake leadership development


Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Stott Lane

Salford

M6 8HD

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