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Parkinson's Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Unscheduled Care Division
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed Term for 18 months
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
040-NMR697-1119
Site
Royal Gwent Hospital
Town
Newport
Salary
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
Closing
30/12/2019 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.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS POST IS FIXED TERM FOR 18 MONTHS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE.

Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Specialist

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 Parkinson’s and have a genuine desire to work with this patient group, then you could be the person the team are looking for.

The successful candidate will spend the first 6 month working directly alongside our 2 existing Band 7 Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Specialists on a rotational basis gaining an understanding of clinics as well as being exposed to other members of the Multidisciplinary team such as Neurology and COTE consultants, OT and speech and language therapy. They will also spend time with programs to support patients living with Parkinson’s to gain an understanding as to why patients are referred and what they can expect.

After 6 months the successful candidate will start to be exposed to the mental health aspect of Parkinson’s disease through attending various clinics and be expected to manage a small case load of patients under the supervision of our existing Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Competency and progress will be measured using the attached Competency Framework for nurses working in Parkinson’s Disease management, jointly produced by the UK Parkinson’s Disease Excellence Network.

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

Closing date: 30th December 2019

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

CNS Linda Scanlon
01443 802227
linda.scanlon@wales.nhs.uk

CNS Debbie Davies
01633 234151 
debbie.davies7@wales.nhs.uk

Senior Nurse John Trezise
01633 238074
john.trezise@wales.nhs.uk