Multiple sclerosis support / infusion nurse

Band 5

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Band 5
Full Time/Part Time (minimum 25 hours per week)
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Southampton General Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 pa pro rata
25/05/2018 23:59

Wessex Neurological centre specialist multiple sclerosis service


An exciting opportunity for substantive post to join the multiple sclerosis team has become available.


The Wessex Neurological Centre provides a 24-hour, acute neurosurgical and neurological assessment, investigation and treatment service.  As one of the largest neuroscience centres in the country it serves a population of 3.3million.  Sitting within a large teaching hospital Trust it has clear priorities for maintaining high standards of care and developing its specialist services for the surrounding community.  We support both professional and personal development, recognising its importance in delivering a quality service.


We are looking for a highly motivated nurse with a neurosciences background to undertake this specialist role in the management of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The support nurse will join an established team, having responsibility for the provision of specialist nursing for adults with multiple sclerosis. You will also work closely with the consultant neurologists as part of a multi - professional team, to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care and support. This is an exciting opportunity to develop new skills, and provide visible support with specialist treatment such as Natalizumab, Alemtuzumab and Rituximab infusions (including further treatment in development)


The successful candidate will fulfil the following criteria:


  • A highly motivated 1st level registered nurse with post-qualification/ training relevant to specialism/area of practice
  • Possess degree-level modules in relevant subject or evidence of CPD to bachelor degree-level equivalence
  • Have some clinical experience at band 5 of managing the patient with multiple sclerosis or a neurosciences patient- Not essential
  • Have a cannulation and venesection skills- Essential
  • Have excellent communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients/clients and professionals
  • Have an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Have an evidence based care philosophy with the ability to demonstrate excellent clinical and leadership skills to provide a role model for other staff
  • Have IT skills (Word processing, email and internet as minimum)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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