Reference: 234-20-W1258

Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata

Employer: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Close Date: 25/10/2020

The vibrant Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital incorporates Children’s Inpatient, Ambulatory, Emergency and Outpatient care. We treat children and young people across a broad range of specialties including Paediatric Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT and plastics and offer care to children living in Norfolk and for those accessing specialist treatment across the Eastern Region.

Our Paediatric Rheumatology nursing service has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Paediatric Nurse with a passion for Rheumatology to join our friendly and dedicated team.

If you share our passion for providing the best possible care to children and their families and want to work in a team who consistently strive to deliver the gold standard of care, we would love to hear from you.

To provide a comprehensive service for patients within the field of Paediatric Rheumatology. Paediatric rheumatology nurses are part of a health care team, providing evidence-based care whilst participating in comprehensive disease management to control disease activity, reduce symptoms and improve patient-preferred outcomes; leading to cost effective care.

Rheumatology nursing is based on shared decision making with the patient and their family, providing direct patient care and support in helping improve quality of life by educating the patient and family on the self-management skills to increase patients’ self-efficacy and control of symptoms and offering support following diagnosis and throughout the course of their disease.

To provide direct patient care and support in helping improve quality of life by educating the patient on the management and control of symptoms and offering support following diagnosis. This role involves developing, implementing and evaluating care packages for Paediatric Rheumatology patients, ensuring access to needs-based education to improve patient knowledge of their disease process via timely access for needs-based support; this includes tele-health.

To be a resource for other health professionals by having access to and undertaking continuous education in the specialty of paediatric rheumatology, the role aims to improve and maintain knowledge and skills, to provide and promote a high standard of professional care at all times.

To develop, implement and evaluate care packages for Paediatric Rheumatology patients.

Part time: 19.75 hours per week

Open for applications: 14th October 2020

Close for applications: 25th October 2020

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