Specialist Epilepsy Nurse
|Job Title:||Specialist Epilepsy Nurse|
|Contact Name:||Hannah Jane Williams|
|Job Published:||March 01, 2018 17:04|
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Would you like to work for a company that already has an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating?
After 20 years of service we now have over 410 experts who are experienced in caring for a huge range of physical and neurological conditions. There main goal is to change life’s and deliver the most professional care possible to every client across Caterham, Surry and Greater London.
As a Specialist Epilepsy or Registered Nurse, you will be Working as part of the Medical Team to ensure that all our service users’ health needs are known and coordinated effectively. You will be involved in ongoing assessments of their needs, liaising with multidisciplinary teams, training staff, arguing for their needs at external payment reviews and regularly monitoring and analysis. It will also involve promoting the excellent service the Medical Team at Independence Homes offer.
You will be fully supported in your role, with a fantastic benefits package including a pension scheme, employee of the month, 7 weeks holiday which increases each year and a long service reward.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coordination of professionals, staff and family to ensure each service user is managed as effectively as possible in all aspects of their health.
• Acting as an ambassador for Independence Homes.
• Support the manager of each service (including prospective services) with the day-to-day management of service users with severe epilepsy.
• Writing protocols and guidelines on managing service users' epilepsy and other medical needs.
• Training staff to understand service user’s medical needs.
• Contribute to assessing the epilepsy needs of current and potential service users' and supporting the manager to ensure that the service can meet those needs.
• Regularly reviewing service users' epilepsy and other medical needs.
• Oversee and analyse how staff monitor and record service users' epilepsy, including the use of alarm systems.
• Liaise with primary care teams, neurologists, hospitals and A&E.
• Provide advice and support to service users and their families, staff, care managers and other professionals.
• Be part of a team providing an on-call service for medical emergencies.
• Monitoring therapy programmes to ensure that they are carried out effectively and reviewed regularly.
• Developing and managing new medical projects.
• Training professionals, family members and service users in epilepsy
• Maintaining links with other specialist nurses and other health professionals
• You must be passionate about what you do
• 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.
Hours a week
If you are considering a new chapter in your career, and this position is of interest, please feel free to get in touch for a confidential phone call to discus all the details and start your new journey with Quad recruitment.