Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHNFT) is delighted to invite applications for the post of Clinical Nurse Specialist for Refractory Headache 7 hours per week).
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Neuroscience Center is based at the Addenbrooke’s site. You will be part of an enthusiastic and friendly team of 1 Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in Refractory Headache management and 2 Clinical Nurse Specialists. In addition the sub-specialty has input from other doctors, trainee doctors and nurses/allied health professionals from across the trust and the community. The team prides itself of its great deal of team-spirit, co-operation and mutual support as it continues to expand.
The Department of Neurosciences is a specialist regional centre for procedural therapies for headache management. We offer a nurse-led Refractory Headache service and the addition of this post will move us closer to our vision for a more comprehensive service. You will have the opportunity to develop your own interests in Refractory Headache Management and to provide leadership for other clinical staff
Main duties of the job
- The post holder is/will become a recognised expert in the specialty, responsible for support with assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes and undertaking specialist nursing procedures
- Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff. This includes the provision of specialist education and training for other staff and students
- Responsible for implementing a clearly defined and integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence-based care as outlined by team
- Required to undertake research and clinical audits in own specialist area
- Integral part of consultant-led Refractory Headache service
- Support education around identifying, diagnosing, referring, treating refractory headache patients in primary care.
- Support team optimal referrals into secondary/ tertiary care by managing refractory headache patients in primary care optimally. Support ensuring appropriate referral to other tertiary or quaternary providers as required.
- Responsible for supporting training and supporting monitoring patients on calcitonin gene receptor peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies (mAb).
- To be nurse support for both the procedural or CGRP mAb service, including service development and fulfilling governance requirements.
- Work to avoid unplanned acute refractory headache attendances at A&E or to primary care
Come Nurse with us…
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It’s a great place to nurse, work and live.
You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel; we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality; this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.
CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.
24 April 2023
Agenda for change
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D
Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.
Closing date: 10 May 2023
Interviews are due to be held on 22 May 2023
Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
- Our values and reputation for outstanding care
- Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
- Career and development opportunities
- Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
- Research experience and opportunities
- Lovely location and quality of life
- Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)
Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.
- Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake. 2. Post registration qualification in speciality 3. Evidence of continuous professional development. 4. Teaching or mentoring qualification 5. Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake 6. Independent prescribing role
- 1. Research Module 2. Master’s Degree 3. Non-medical prescribing course
- 2. Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles 4. Experience of formal/informal teaching. 5. Experience of initiating change
- 1. Demonstrate good understanding of evidence-based practice. 3. Understanding of patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this
- 8. Commitment to multidisciplinary working. 9. Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills. 10. Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly
- . The ability to understand and behave at all times,towardspatients, visitorsand colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).