Epilepsy Specialist Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Pro rata
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Part Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a person to join our Paediatric Epilepsy Community Nursing team as a band 7 nurse on a 9 month contract to cover Maternity leave. Both fixed term contracts and secondments will be considered for this post. The post-holder will join an established team to strengthen clinical and professional leadership in Epilepsy in a way that inspires colleagues improves standards and develops professional practice.

The post-holder will be a specialist in Epilepsy and will work within an integrated epilepsy service consisting of acute and community paediatrician, nurses and paediatric neurologists.

The Children's Epilepsy Community Team is a developing team that works with children and young people with a diagnosis of epilepsy county wide.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will contribute towards continuity of care of children and young people with a diagnosis of epilepsy in community settings, nurse led clinics, transition from children to adult and referral to other disciplines.

They will provide enhanced health and quality of life outcomes for children and young people with epilepsy, improving the quality of local services through education and teaching sessions that promote understanding of people with epilepsy using advanced nursing practice.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification education/qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification -RCN
  • Extensive post registration experience working with people with epilepsy.
  • Professional Diploma in Epilepsy Care or equivalent experience, demonstrating specialist knowledge working with people with Epilepsy.
  • Nurse Independent Prescriber
Skills and aptitude Essential
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to undertake specialist epilepsy assessments
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage the organization and running of nurse led clinics.
  • Able to coordinate and manage integrated care pathways for people with Epilepsy.
  • Ability to enter and record data on a computer based system and be computer literate.
  • Evidence of participating in research project and audits
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Evidence of significant involvement in continuing professional development in the field of Epilepsy within the past two years, demonstrating an on-going commitment to the specialism.
  • Ability to participate in the diagnosis, treatment and management of Epilepsy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with anxious and distressed patients and their relatives, for example in communicating bad news concerning future health.
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel independently where required

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