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Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum
09/04/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an experienced and suitably qualified registered nurse to join the Unscheduled Care Division at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has a proven track record in developing its nursing workforce with groups and individuals receiving national recognition and awards.

Based around the M4 corridor, we are at the gateway to England. You can wander the Brecon Beacons, if you need the tranquillity of the countryside, or visit historic sites and the beautiful coastlines of South Wales. The capital city of Wales, Cardiff is nearby. All towns and nearby cities can be as busy as you like them to be with excellent shopping facilities together with clubs, pubs and restaurants to suit all needs.

If you are passionate about and have experience in the care of patients with Epilepsy and have a genuine desire to work with this patient group, then you could be the person the team are looking for.

You will have post registration experience, and knowledge of epilepsy and seizures as well as a willingness to learn and a positive, ‘can do attitude.’ Working within a multi-professional environment, the role will challenge you to push forward, be an innovator in your field and act as a role model for standards of care through clinical practice.

You will be the professional clinical link between all areas of care for individuals with epilepsy and provide care and support for patients from diagnosis through to ongoing treatment and care.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, as well as being able to work independently and as part of a team. You will be expected to provide regular nurse led clinics, including specialist ante natal clinics alongside the obstetrician and midwives.

Education will be a vital part of your role and you will act as a link and resource for health professionals providing specialist knowledge and support.

You will be expected to actively run our open access telephone/email advice line to provide timely intervention to patients whose epilepsy is particularly problematic. This will include triaging patients who may need to be seen sooner by the appropriate specialist.

You will work both independently and as part of the wider epilepsy team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. It is essential part of the role that you are able travel in a timely manner between your base at the Royal Gwent Hospital and the community of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

PLEASE NOTE: Consideration will be given to applicants that do not fulfil all the essential criteria of the Band 7 person specification but that can demonstrate through application and interview, that they have the ability to undertake a development role with a view to becoming a permanent band 7 if key competencies are met by the end of the fixed term period.

The successful candidate will spend the first 6 month working directly alongside our existing Band 7 Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist gaining an understanding of clinics as well as being exposed to other members of the Multidisciplinary team. They will also spend time studying to support patients living with Epilepsy and to gain an understanding as to why patients are referred and what they can expect.

Competency and progress will be measured using the Epilepsy Nurse Competency Framework.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 9th April

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Applicant requirements

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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Keri John Clinical Nurse Specialist on 01633 238528

Dr Joseph Anderson, Consultant Neurologist Tel: 01633 234829

Professor Charlotte Lawthom, Consultant Neurologist Tel: 01633 238057

John Trezise Senior Nurse on 01633 238074 or