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Registered Nurse - Epilepsy - REF No. HQ4690

Industry Sector: Healthcare
Location: Surrey, England

Salary: from £35000 to £45000 per Annum

FRS Office: FRS Headquarters
Consultant: William Son

Job Summary

The Registered Nurse position is with a leading provider of specialist care for people with complex physical, mental and neurological needs. The Nurse is a vital part of the medical team that consists of a medical director and nurses specialising in epilepsy, medical coordinators and private therapists. The Nurse ensures that all service users' health needs are assessed and managed holistically. This will involve a stimulating range of activities such as assessing service users' needs; analysing, reviewing and monitoring case histories, personal plans and care packs; coordinating with GPs, care managers, service users and parents. It will also include training staff, such as support workers, in epilepsy treatment and medicines. There is no shift working involved in this role. Applications from ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Detailed Job Description

The Registered Nurse position is with a leading provider of specialist care for people with complex physical, mental and neurological needs. The Nurse is a vital part of the medical team that consists of a medical director and nurses specialising in epilepsy, medical coordinators and private therapists. The Nurse ensures that all service users' health needs are assessed and managed holistically. This will involve a stimulating range of activities such as assessing service users' needs; analysing, reviewing and monitoring case histories, personal plans and care packs; coordinating with GPs, care managers, service users and parents. It will also include training staff, such as support workers, in epilepsy treatment and medicines. There is no shift working involved in this role.

Applications from ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

* Coordination of professionals, staff and family to ensure each service user is managed effectively in all aspects of their health
* Contribute to assessing the epilepsy needs of current and potential service users' and ensuring that the service meets those needs
* Provide advice and support to service users, families, staff, managers and professionals
* Support the service manager with the daily management of service users with epilepsy
* Regularly review service users' epilepsy and other medical needs
* Write protocols/guidelines on managing service users' epilepsy and other medical needs
* Manage alarm systems, staff monitoring and recording of service users' epilepsy
* Liaise with primary care teams, neurologists, hospitals and A&E
* Be part of a team providing an on-call service for medical emergencies
* Monitoring therapy programmes to ensure their effectiveness and regular review
* Developing and managing new medical projects
* Training professionals, staff and family members to understand service user's medical needs
* Maintaining links with other specialist nurses and other health professionals
* Acting as an ambassador for excellence in medical services

Person Specification:

* Minimum Nursing Grade Level 6 or 7 with a keen interest or experience in epilepsy
* You must be passionate about what you do
* You must have a holistic approach
* You must have great communication skills
* You must be skilled in managing your own workload
* You must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
* To comply at all times with company policy and procedures
* To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as required

Benefits:

27 days holiday plus bank holidays
Performance related bonus scheme

Pension via NEST

Salary: Up to £45,000 depending on experience

Hours: 40 per week with no shifts

Location: Surrey with travel to other locations predominantly in Surrey and Greater London

On-call responsibility (usually telephone-based)


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