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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Description

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 900,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard:  ( Phone number removed )  and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts  ( Phone number removed ) .

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The Inherited Metabolic Disorders service at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust is seeking an experienced and motivated clinical nurse specialist to join the team caring for patients with complex, inherited metabolic conditions.

Some of these rare diseases are progressive and all are inherited: in some cases affecting multiple members of a family.

The Post holder will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients and will work with the Lead IMD Specialist Nurse, with colleagues from across the adult multidisciplinary team and with those from Birmingham Children’s Hospital and other referral sources.

The role will include regular specialist clinics, home visits, administering IV and Enzyme replacement therapy and the associated provision of education, training and support for patients, relatives, colleagues and other professionals. The post will also involve supporting IMD research trials where required.

IMD patients may require extra assistance due to physical disabilities or learning difficulties, may be participating in research trials and some will be on palliative care pathways so we are seeking someone who is able to work across all of these areas, who is able to manage their own diary, who is willing to learn and who has a flexible approach to their workload. There is a lot of variety in the role, coupled with opportunities to learn and to develop within this specialist area.

The Post holder will act as an autonomous practitioner to provide specialist support, advice and counselling. Full training will be given and the Post holder will be fully supported with visits to other Metabolic Centres, educational meetings and courses on an ongoing basis. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further development of a highly specialised clinical service for patients affected by long term, chronic conditions.

Please call Jane Lodwig (CNS IMD) on  ( Phone number removed )  x 16986 to discuss the role and to arrange an informal visit.


post registration experience.

Enthusiastic and motivated

Experience in IV therapy and/or cannualation or a willingness to undertake training to develop these skills.

Experience in metabolic nursing, palliative care, genetics, learning disabilities or rare diseases would be an advantage but a willingness to learn is essential.

Recruiting manager: Debbie Maughan

Contact name: Debbie Maughan

Job title of contact: Senior Nurse

Contact tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Contact email address: ( Email address removed )

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to 'Two Ticks', will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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