Roald Dahl Neurosurgery Nurse Specialist - Band 7

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust are seeking a Roald Dahl Neurosurgery Nurse Specialist to provide specialist care, support and information for seriously ill children affected by neurosurgical conditions.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Roald Dahl Neurosurgery Nurse Specialist to support patients and their families.

The role at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, requires the successful applicant to lead and grow this specialist area. Providing support for children and young people with a range of neurosurgical conditions, including space occupying lesions, hydrocephalus, head injuries, spina bifida, vascular malformations Chiari malformations and the consequences of infection, such as empyema and brain abscess.

The post is primarily based in the acute care setting, being a link between medical, nursing staff, the child and their family. The successful applicant will provide skilled support and accurate information, to help children and families understand their condition, treatment and prognosis. 

The successful applicant will also be able to access the Roald Dahl Professional Development Package, which will help them to develop their career and the service. 

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity has 55 Roald Dahl Specialist Children’s Nurses, 2 Paediatric Neuro-Rehab Occupational Therapists and 1 Play Specialist giving expert help to families across the UK.  Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses play a critical and complex role. They work directly with the patient and family whilst providing a link between them and the consultant and the hospital.

Closing date: Monday 26th February 2018

If you would like to talk to somebody about this vacancy and or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Clinical Lead and Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Mr Jayaratnam Jayamohan

E. Jayaratnam.JayaMohan@ouh.nhs.uk

Specialist Matron, Zoe Pooley

E. Zoe.Pooley@ouh.nhs.uk

For information about the Roald Dahl Nursing Programme, please contact: 

Sophie Dziwinski, Head of Programmes at Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

T.  07799 831 788

E. sophied@roalddahlcharity.org 

For more information and to apply for this vacancy please visit the NHS Jobs website, Ref: 321-BS-047-NEURO-NURSE