Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Specialist Nurse

Newport, Newport (Casnewydd) (GB)
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
17 May 2021
26 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic individual to join the Multiple Sclerosis specialist Nursing Team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

The individual will work as an integral member of the MS team, which covers Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. The MS Specialist Nurse (MSSN) will use their specialist knowledge, skills experience and understanding of MS and its impact on the individual to determine what level of care is needed and to direct resources accordingly. The role is diverse and the nurse must exercise high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care.

 The post holder will act as an expert in MS Nursing care, promoting good practice in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with MS in order to provide a seamless service. The MSSN will work as an autonomous practitioner, manage and prioritise a complex and specialist MS caseload, aiming to pre-empt, prevent and rectify issues related to MS.

The post holder will use evidence based, holistic patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate highly specialist interventions designed to maximise the individuals' potential to function independently and maintain their quality of life. The post holder will be responsible for establishing networks and links between health, social services and the voluntary sector, liaise with and advise professional colleagues and other individuals across the primary, secondary, tertiary and voluntary care settings.

The MSSN will provide specialist clinical support, advice and education on the co-ordination and management of the care of individual patients and their families.

The MSSN will undertake research into MS nursing and demonstrate continuing professional development and be involved in enhancing service development by conducting clinical audit.

The post holder will provide specific training to healthcare professionals and care staff involved in the care of MS regionally.

Key relationships: To work in partnership with; Lead Clinician for MS, Consultant Neurologists, Lead MSSN, other MSSN, GP's Multi-disciplinary health care professionals, ABUHB ward staff, community care professionals, residential care staff, social services, MS Society, MS Trust, UKMSSNA.

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

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Closing Date:  26 May 2021

Informal Contact  Dr Charlotte Lawthom

Clinical Director Neurology

Tel: 01633 238057

Mrs Roaxanna Williams

Directorate Manager Neurology/COTE/Nephrology

Tel: 01633 234832

Closing date:  26-May-2021