Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

We have an outstanding opportunity for you to work within the dynamic and highly skilled Multiple Sclerosis nursing team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) as a Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Nurse Specialist within our Neurosciences team.


UHS Trust provides the most innovative care backed by pioneering research. Neuroscience wards and clinical teams provide care for patients from all over the UK Wessex region and you will experience the very best in tertiary Neuroscience.

You will be well supported by a highly visible senior nursing team, PDN's and clinical nurse specialists and world leading Consultants. You will have the opportunity to work with the existing and emerging therapies used in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, and practice advanced skills in managing the condition as a whole.

The team is committed to providing expert specialist care to people with Multiple Sclerosis throughout the disease trajectory, supporting patients in the in-patient, outpatient and day care setting. A telephone advice service is also provided.

The team consists of Senior and Junior Clinical Nurse Specialists, Consultant Neurologists, Clinical Pharmacists and MS infusion Nurse.


You will collaborate in the development of services for people with Multiple Sclerosis, ensuring services are in line with national guidelines/directives.

You will facilitate the assessment, planning, prescription and delivery of care for this group of patients, in order to obtain the best possible outcome in the most cost effective manner.

You will provide an information resource, counselling, education and practical support for patients, their families and staff.

You will provide an expert link between hospital, community services and the voluntary sector.

You will influence the development of knowledge, research, ideas and work practice throughout the Region.


You will be a level 1 registered nurse (clinical experience in Neurology, or long term conditions is expected)

You will be an experienced nurse who has a passion and understanding of MS Modern care.

You will also have:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Drive, enthusiasm and compassion.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.               

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstand...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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4 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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