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Nurse Specialist - Rheumatology

Job Description

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) managing patients with Rheumatology conditions, you are required to have had significant relevant experience working within the Rheumatology Service and have the knowledge and skill set to competently perform the necessary technical/invasive/physical aspects of care for this defined patient group, previous nurse specialist experience would be advantageous. As part of a clinical team under the leadership of Senior Nurse Specialists, you will be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality outpatient clinic service, targeted patient groups including pre-treatment counselling and screening, monitoring of therapy/clinical response, urgent intervention and admission avoidance consultations. You must have the ability to work independently and possess excellent communication skills to manage the telephone advice lines / triage of incoming calls, in- patient referrals, interface with hospital clinicians and general practitioners, delivery of clinical support with a high level of ITC skills. In addition, as a Service development, there will be a post available to specifically focus on the delivery of biologic therapy and facilitate a new biosimilar switch/ taper initiative. This post will facilitate change of patient management and be rolled out throughout the team to ensure appropriate biologic prescribing in going forward. It is anticipated that once the Biosimilar switch is established all CNS roles will be interchangeable to meet service requirements. You will be based initially in Gartnavel General Hospital with a remit required in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the South West Sector. You will work closely with other Rheumatology CNS team members across the Sector to support the existing service where necessary. It is essential you are a Registered Nurse with significant relevant post registration experience. This post requires membership of Disclosure Scotland's PVG Scheme. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THE CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACK BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.

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