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Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse

Job Description

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With 8,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

Our hospitals include: Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, University of Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol Eye Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Eye Hospital and South Bristol Community Hospital.

The city of Bristol is an exciting place to live and work whether you are looking for culture, shopping, eating out or sport, it’s all here for you.

Trust values: Respecting everyone, Embracing change, Recognising success, Working together

Everyone at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is valued, whatever their role. We are looking for people that live our values to help us make a difference to the thousands of patients who come to us for treatment every year. Being a member of staff here means treating everyone with respect. It means working together and embracing change to achieve excellence in every part of the hospital. Most of all, it means encompassing a desire to take personal responsibility for ensuring our patients get the highest quality care they deserve.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce.


Post of: Children’s Epilepsy Nurse

Hours: 30 per week (Part-time hours considered)

Band 6

Location: Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

A very exciting, career development opportunity has arisen within the Children’s Epilepsy Service for a full-time, band 6 nurse (part-time hours will be considered).

The band 6 post offers the applicant an opportunity to work with the support of the band 7 nurse, to provide care for children with epilepsy, aged 0-16 across the Greater Bristol area. You will have numerous, ongoing opportunities to develop your expertise in children’s epilepsy, enabling you to provide expert advice, care and education to children with epilepsy and those involved in caring for them.

We are seeking a caring, dynamic, reliable and committed nurse with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills to join the Children's Epilepsy Nurse Team. Five years post-registration experience and a desire to give the best care for children with epilepsy are essential for this post. If you feel ready to meet this challenge, are a good team player and have the confidence to work autonomously within your level of competence, then we would love to hear from you.

You will be joining us at an exciting time, as we forge stronger links with community services and continue to develop the children’s epilepsy care pathway and transition service. You will work closely with our friendly team of paediatric neurologists and paediatricians to ensure that children receive a seamless service. There is an expectation that you will become part of the children’s epilepsy network for the South West (SWIPE), working collaboratively with other epilepsy services across the South West to achieve best practice.

Closing date for applications 01/11/2016
Interviews will be held on 18/10/2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Diane Flower Lead Children’s Epilepsy Specialist Nurse  ( Phone number removed )  or Claire Tomkins, Matron on  ( Phone number removed ) 


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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