Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse

Employer
South Tees Hospitals N
Location
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
23 Sep 2021

Job Details

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse in the Specialist Care Centre.

We are seeking a pro-active, hardworking, passionate and forward thinking individual to provide senior nursing expertise, clinical excellence, leadership, innovation and development in MS management. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver seamless care for patients with MS. The candidate will have significant experience in Neurology, MS or Long term Conditions management, and holistic patient care. The post depending on qualifications and experience will be a band 6 or 7.

About the department

We offer a full and comprehensive range of Neurosciences Services at The James Cook University Hospital for a large population. These include facilities for, inpatient and outpatient neurology, neurophysiology and sleep medicine; surgical and therapeutic services in neurosurgery, spinal and pain management; acute stroke pathway; neurorehabilitation and spinal cord injury. In this role you will work closely with the Consultant Neurologists and specifically the MS MDT.

About the role

The job purpose is to provide a specialist nursing service to adults with MS. You will provide expert advice, education and support to the patient with MS and their families/carers from the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of their condition. This will be achieved by working collaboratively and establishing good and effective working relationships across the primary secondary care interface. You will liaise with key people within South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust including Pharmacy, Homecare services, Obstetrics, Neuropsychology and other key partners such as primary care services, social services and voluntary and charitable agencies involved in caring for and supporting people with MS. You will provide expert nursing advice and promote a wider understanding of MS for other professionals through education and training.

The role of the specialist nurse is multifaceted incorporating key functions such as policy and standards development, practice development, service development, education, research and audit and personal and professional development. The ultimate aim is the provision of a cost effective, efficient, excellent quality service which meets the needs of the patient caseload / client group.

You will identify and address your own professional and clinical development needs to Masters level and beyond. You will possess a first level degree in the nursing discipline and a record of continuous personal, professional and academic development. You will possess or be committed to completing non-medical prescribing and clinical skills modules and hold a recognised teaching qualification. You will deliver autonomous clinical practice in outpatient and inpatient settings, working in an MDT with clinicians in Neurology, Endocrinology and Cardiology. You will provide significant teaching, training and education to patients, carers and professionals in a wide range of contexts from bedside to formal settings.

You will provide a focus and drive for excellence in clinical care, for each individual patient, and in developing the service in its wider context, within the Neurosciences portfolio. You may choose to develop in a specific aspect of MS management (such as newly diagnosed patients, Disease Modifying Therapies, symptom management or relapse management), in line with patient needs and service priorities.

Hours of Duty for the post are 37 ½ hours per week, Monday to Friday, hours of starting/finishing dependent on workload.

The post will be based at The James Cook University Hospital, but will require occasional travel to deliver service to patients, carers and professionals across the catchment area (Teesside, Hambleton Richmondshire & Whitby, Darlington and the South of County Durham) on a flexible basis.

For enquiries or to arrange an informal visit please contact us.

Mrs Claire Wilson, Epilepsy Nurse Consultant, Specialist Care Centre: claire.wilson24@nhs.net

Miss Karen Little, Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse, Specialist Care Centre 01642 282761 Monday- Friday 8-3pm: karen.little6@nhs.net

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:-

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role.

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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