Job role: Band 6 Multiple Sclerosis.
Job sector: Healthcare.
Job Type: Permanent
Country: United Kingdom.
Salary: £35,392 – £42,618 per year.
About the Job.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated registered nurse with an interest in multiple sclerosis to join our excellent established MS Specialist Team. You will work alongside a team of MS specialist nurses, MS neurologists, MS pharmacists, neurologists, and other healthcare professionals.
You will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and forward-thinking MS team offering assessment, treatment, and support to people with MS and their families/carers. You will be working within a hospital setting, satellite clinics as well as some time in the community. The role will include a degree of flexible working and includes Saturday work to meet the needs of the service.
The post holder will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will provide an expert source of education and advice regarding MS to both patients and their families and other members of the multidisciplinary team across the health and social care economy.
We are committed to continuous professional development and offer ongoing training within the MS team. Minimum 12-month Band 5 staff nurse experience in UK NHS trust is essential.
- Provide treatment/advice as per specialty and scope of practice. This may be face-to-face, virtual, or telephone, and incorporate the use of agreed protocols, and clinical and professional guidelines, within an acute secondary healthcare facility or in a primary/community or home care setting.
- Carry out specialist clinical practice within a designated group of patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. Ensure that high-quality, current evidence-based nursing care underpins all actions with patients and is aligned with professional values of care, compassion, and respect.
- Provide a seamless, high-quality service from referral through to assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and review, referring to other specialists as required.
- Demonstrate safe, appropriate practice and specialist nursing advice using up-to-date knowledge and evidence. Make person-centered, evidence-based judgments in partnership with others involved in the care process ensuring high-quality care.
- Continuously assess communication, educational, and information needs for patients and their families, devise plans to ensure needs are met, and ensure instructions/information are understood.
- Use professional judgment to act as an advocate for patients, support and enable patients and carers to make informed decisions.
- Recognize and act to avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of patients.
- Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
- Evidence of post-registration CPD / post-registration qualification in the appropriate area of specialty or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6.
- Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC.
- Significant post-registration experience, with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice.
- Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
- Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to the specialty.
- Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and cross-agency work environment.
- Demonstrate understanding/experience/willingness to be a practice-based supervisor assessor as detailed in the NMC.