The role involved the provision of specialist nursing support for children and young people (CYP) aged 0-17, and their families who have a diagnosis of epilepsy or associated conditions, in outpatient, inpatient, day care and community settings. The post holder will be a key point of contact for families between clinic reviews, providing direct, high quality and individualised specialist information, training, advice and support to the CYP and family, and those involved in the child’s education, welfare and wellbeing. The role involves the provision of a specialist paediatric nursing care within the paediatric epilepsy and complex needs service and delivering excellent patient centred care. The post holder will also deliver education and training to families, wider support networks, residential and educational settings and other professionals to ensure a safe environment for CYP with epilepsy, liaise with the medical team and coordinate treatments, reviews and investigations and work with other related specialities and promote compliance with clinical governance and regulatory standards.
Main duties of the job
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced children’s nurse to join our team as a band 6 Children’s Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.
This post is part time, based at Darlington Memorial Hospital, with a requirement to travel throughout the region, both to hospital sites and patient’s homes.
This role will utilise specialist clinical skills to provide assessment, advice, care and education to children and young people with Epilepsy and their families, empowering them to manage their condition. You will hold an individual caseload, and undertake nurse led clinics, working as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure a holistic approach to Epilepsy.
This role will require you to work independently in schools and colleges to train staff in the care of the child or young person with Epilepsy, as well as supporting the inpatient teams in developing skills in the care of children with Epilepsy.
We’re looking for someone who is dynamic and driven, is able to work autonomously and who understands the impact of Epilepsy on a child or young person’s wellbeing and is committed to working with families, to help children achieve their full potential.
We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,
We provide hospital services from two acute sites – Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-Le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients’ homes.
At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
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