Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology
Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology
We currently have an exciting career-development opportunity for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist.
You will be working for Scotland’s only purpose built Neurological care centre, they are passionate about how their expert care helps people live the best life they possibly can. As part of their ongoing development, there is an opportunity for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist, who shares their passion for care, to join a dedicated team.
Position: Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology
Salary: £43,458 - £47,144 plus up to 60% enhancements for unsociable hours
Contract: Permanent, Full and part time available
About the role:
Reporting to the Head of Care, the Clinical Nurse Specialist will lead the development, management and promotion of the service ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care, which will be achieved by empowering and facilitating all other professionals to meet the complex care needs of patients, and their carers by contributing to education and promoting the principles and philosophy of neurological care and rehabilitation.
As Clinical Nurse Specialist, your duties will include:
- Provide holistic specialist care for patients appropriate to their needs, wishes and culture. This will include clinical assessment, planning care, monitoring progress, requesting appropriate investigations, and acting on the results
- Communicating with other professionals’ outcomes of assessment and making referrals to other members of the multidisciplinary team as required
- Work in partnership with patients and carers to enable them to make informed choices and to identify and promote strategies to adapt to life changing and limiting situations
- Using verbal and written communication and negotiating skills breaking down barriers to understanding with various individuals
- Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure patient’s needs are met, especially in relation to on-going and continuity of care
- To promote choice in all aspects of clinical practice reviewing and making suggestions to enhance the patient experience and enabling concerns and complaints to be raised freely by patients and their representatives
- Ensure care is evidence based and within national and Sue Ryder policies, procedures and professional bodies guidance
- To promote an organisational culture where staff are empowered to challenge inappropriate behaviour and unsafe practice using appropriate organisational processes via line manager or by using our internal whistle blowing policy
To be successful in this role, you will be a registered nurse who is passionate about providing the best possible care within the specialist field of neurology. You will be able to display excellent leadership skills, both to staff and patients, whilst being able to work collaboratively in order to garner the best results every time. Being a real self-starter, you will be able to show us that you can work in a self-directed and highly-motivated manner.
Although they have existing ways of doing things, they are always looking to improve, so you will ideally be comfortable challenging the status quo with evidence-based suggestions for improvement.
The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills whilst being adept at all relevant technology systems.
Above all else, you will be a dedicated, caring individual who is comfortable leading form the front and improving service.
About the organisation:
At Dee View Court, they provide the support people need to optimise their health and wellbeing, maximise their independence and support their emotional and social needs. They are here for people with conditions that get worse over time – such as Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease – as well as those with conditions resulting from a brain or spinal injury or stroke. The expert team includes Nurses, registered mental health nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who are specialists in supporting the physical, communicative, cognitive, behavioural and psychological needs of people with neurological conditions. The focus is on giving every person the help they need to live their life in the way they choose.
** THE ORGANISATION WILL HONOUR NHS SERVICE WHEN CALCULATING ANNUAL LEAVE UP TO 30 DAYS + B/H AND CONTINUATION OF NHS PENSION when coming direct from NHS.
- Enhancements for nights (30%), weekends (45%) and bank holidays (60%)
- 25 days’ holiday (rising to 30 with service) plus Bank Holidays
- Buy and sell up to 5 days holiday
- Private pension scheme matched at 5%
- Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits
- Referral scheme of up to £500
- Carer’s leave policy
- 24 hour employee assistance line for free advice on work, family and personal life
- PeoplePerks - discounts with hundreds of retailers and services
- Staff discounts of 15% at the Sue Ryder online shop
- Staff loans and company car loans
- Free parking and subsidised meals
- Wellbeing centre and free will writing service
- Development opportunities for all through our structured development framework
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Registered Nurse, RGN, Service Manager, Nurse, Nurse Manager, Staff Nurse, Clinical Services Manager, Deputy Manager RGN, Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurology, etc.