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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2020.

Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 317-2020-21-009

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Paediatric Neurology Specialty - RVI
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 pro rata per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


The post holder will be expected to work with children and families with neurological conditions from onset of symptoms to discharge/transfer to adult services/end of life care. The post will be based in Newcastle but travel across the northern region for training and teaching purpose will be expected therefoe a current driving licence is required.

Under the supervision of a Band 7 Nurse the post holder will be supported in planning, delivering and evaluating specialist care for children with complex neurological conditions. The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice and support to the GNCH, schools, respite centers and other care providers as well as participating in the development of care pathways and protocols. The post holder will be required to lead on a specific specialty covered within the service and will be fully supported and trained to do so. It is essential that the post holder be flexible to the needs of the service and prioritise patient care and safety to achieve the highest standards of care. This will include developing skills in venepuncture and cannulation, Entonox/oral sedation and organising neuro investigations. An expectation to participate in relevant research studies will also be required

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills as the post involves giving and receiving highly complex and sensitive information. They must be able to offer children, families and care providers advice and support in a number of different settings with both face to face and telephone consultations. The ability to work independently and within a team is an essential skill to hold.




Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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