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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Parkinsons

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
  • Compressed hours
  • Term time hours
  • Annualised hours
18.75 hours per week
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59

Job overview

Are you looking to try something new?

Are you passionate about delivering person centred care?  Do you perhaps have an interest in neurology or epsecially parkinsons disease? then we have an amazing opportunity for you. 

We are looking for Nurses to Join our fabulous award winning team and YOU  may be who just who we are looking for. The Parkinsons nurse team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals are expanding.  We understand that sometimes it is difficult to progress whilst needing to work part time but we are open to being flexible. 

If you feel that you would be the right person for our team then get in touch and apply to see if we can fit with you.

Main duties of the job

The role involves supporting those with Parkinsons Disease, providing a holistic approach to the care & management of these patients.

The post holder will provide  support for patients/carers from the point of diagnosis and throughout their treatment. The post will support current case load of patients and after training will use their specialist knowledge, skills and experience to provide individualised care. The post holder will work autonomously as well as within the team under the direction of the Band 7's and specialist consultants.

You will  provide a link in the care of the people with Parkinsons Disease and all stakeholders including, primary and secondary care, social care, private providers, voluntary sector, out of hours, local community pharmacist and ambulance services.

Working for our organisation

Our Trust provides a comprehensive range of specialist tertiary services including cancer, renal, plastics and burns, neurosciences and specialist mobility and rehabilitation, along-with our elective and emergency services . We are the major trauma, neurosurgical and vascular centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria and deliver the latest treatment for many complex conditions.

This wonderful opportunity allows you to be part of the team who are at the forefront of a service whose aim is to improve treatment times and the environment in which we provide our service to our patients.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

These posts are suitable for  registered nurses who has  proven clinical experience within neurology or experience of nursing those with long term  conditions.

The post holder will be based at the Royal Preston Hospital but will provide a service in regional clinics across the Northwest.  You will need to have a Full UK Driving Licence and access to the use of a car.

Support the Parkinsons Disease lead Nurse to develop the department nursing, admin and support teams by being a visible and strong role model providing leadership within the service.

Generate and use appropriate learning opportunities and apply own l

Post holder continually evaluates the effectiveness of planned care and treatment of patients with complex needs on caseload. Work colleagues report advice provided is appropriate.

Alert managers to resource issues which affect learning, development and performance.

Be a visible and strong role model providing leadership and direction, capitalising on research and development opportunities, providing clinical supervision and advice for staff and students in order to support them in reaching their full potential.

To contribute to the development of care pathways for people specialising in Parkinsons Disease, with the multi-disciplinary team and partners from health, social care and acute trusts to identify patients most at risk of a hospital admission.

Implement governance initiatives by acting as a change agent and taking a proactive role in service development at Trust and local levels in order to deliver a patient focussed service.

Continue to support the development of existing and new Parkinsons Disease services to enhance the service and evolve education and training resources for these services.

Monitor and develop standards of care within the Trust’s Governance framework and agreed priorities, contributing to audit where necessary.

The post holder will provide Clinical Nurse Specialist Support to the Tertiary Services as a whole, taking an active role in the creation and delivery of developments of high standards of care



Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • • Current first level NMC registration
  • • Degree or diploma in nursing or health related subject
  • • Post registration qualification in pain management
  • • Teaching and assessing qualification
Desirable criteria
  • • Degree or Masters in pain management or be willing to undertake it
  • • Non-medical prescriber or willing to undertake the course
  • • Leadership / management qualification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Post registration experience in an acute care setting
  • • Able to demonstrate experience in managing patients using various methods of pain management interventions
  • • Experience of clinical audit or research
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola Mason
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Appointing Manager
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