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About The Role

Urgently required roles in the following Specialisms:
Pain CNS
TVN / Plastics CNS
Orthopaedics CNS
Neurology / neurosurgical CNS
Cardiac / Thoracic / Vascular CNS
Upper GI / HBP CNS
Bariatric CNS
Urology CNS
Gynaecology CNS
Colo-rectal CNS
Nutrition CNS
Job Profile Summary:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a highly visible role model to all the nurses within the team and provides clinical expertise, addresses patients’ health concerns and works to promote their health and wellbeing.  Using their skills and expertise within their speciality, the CNS provides physical and emotional support to their patients, coordinates their care services, and informs and advises them on clinical and practical issues associated with their condition.  

This leads to a more positive outcome for patients. The scope of the role is broad, working closely with Consultants in developing and maintaining appropriate standards of care, pre-assessment, in-patient and follow-up care with patient post discharge.

This position is also responsible for developing and implementing ongoing competencies and training using evidence-based methodologies that embrace Patient-Centered Care, the nursing professional practice model, and shared decision making.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Puts quality at the heart of practice by delivering evidence based individualised and personalised care through holistic needs assessment, care planning and evaluation of care and all care interventions.
  • Act as a ‘key worker’ for a clinical caseload, throughout the patient journey working to coordinate care and provide easy access for ongoing support for patients and caregivers.
  • Provides clinical expertise, specialist advice and support across service boundaries.
  • Leads and initiates the nursing contribution to service development, ensuring the pursuit of excellence in care.
  • Defines and initiates a clear care pathway, refers to other professionals and signposts to other agencies as appropriate.
  • Influences and develops policy and clinical guidelines, and serves as a resource for the application of nursing policies and procedures.
  • Promotes self-management, risk stratifying patients into who can self-manage following education, those who will need guided support to self-manage and those who will require ongoing, face to face support, in order to support people to live with and beyond the patient’s treatment.
  • Designs, directs, implements and evaluates educational offerings based on knowledge, skills and learning levels of nursing staff and allied health professionals.
  • Consults with individuals within Nursing Institutes and the community regarding professional nursing practice and roles.
  • Assists in the development of department specific orientation and competencies. Assists departments in the orientation of staff.
  • In conjunction with the senior team develop and monitor clinical and non-clinical performance standards being responsive to change and continuous quality improvement.
  • Provides specialist education and training to caregivers involved in patient care.
  • Promotes the service and clinical excellence by contributing to publishing and presenting innovations, audit and research locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Leadership & Collegiality
  • Act as a role model, demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership to others.
  • Promotes a culture that supports and enables self-management.
  • Leads the development, management and promotion of services, ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective care.
  • Embeds patient and public involvement within the sphere of practice.
  • Promotes the philosophy of person-centred care, co-creating care with people affected by disease.
  • Collates and records quantitative and qualitative data to provide evidence of productivity, outcomes and quality, through audit and research, and provides the Department with an Annual
  • Report demonstrating the evidence.
  • Initiates regular Service Reviews in order to drive continuous service improvement.
  • Leads on the implementation and monitoring of adherence to relevant clinical guidelines.
  • Takes professional responsibility for ensuring effective communication between all caregivers across the care pathway.
  • Actively participates in multi-professional meetings, senior management team meetings acting as patient advocate and representing nursing and service views.
  • Makes sure that people affected by disease are aware that they are interacting with, know the full range of resources and services available within and beyond CCL.
  • Actively engages with the Department Institute Chair to contribute expertise and experience and supports service priorities.
  • Acts as a role model for excellent advanced communication skills and expertise.
  • Demonstrates skills in conflict resolution and negotiation skills when dealing with difficult or challenging situations.
  • Leads the development of patient focused education.
  • Works across professional boundaries using creative reasoning and problem solving.
  • Instigates and manages change within a complex environment.
  • Influences the development of others through education and training.
  • Promotes patient and public experience feedback through local initiatives to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Provides leadership in the professional practice and professional development settings

    Coordination of Learning & Professional Development
  • Coordinates and documents educational initiatives and activities.
  • Promotes a positive learning and practice environment.
  • Uses research to guide practice decisions, contributing the development of lifelong learning of self and others

About You

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required.
  • Post graduate qualification within speciality required.
  • Recognised mentoring qualification required.
  • Master's Degree strongly preferred, or working towards a Master’s degree.

    Certifications (Licensure):
  • Nursing registration (First Level) through the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) required.
  • International applicants will need to attain NMC registration prior to taking up role
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Course required for specialty 


  • Ability to speak and write in English is required.

    Competencies (Complexity of Work):
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable training clinical staff in class-room environment, including large class sizes on occasion.
  • Must be able to work in a pressurised environment.

    Work Experience:
  • Minimum two years working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist experience required with demonstrable clinical expertise within the speciality.
  • Excellent presentation and training skills required, with track record of delivering clinical training courses.
  • Previous experience in private healthcare preferred.

    Personal Protective Equipment:
  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

About Us

As part of one of the world’s most respected academic medical centres, Cleveland Clinic London offers access to a global network of physicians and specialists. We provide patients with high-quality, integrated care, enabled by technology.

Cleveland Clinic London is part of a global health system that consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the world. We focus on clinical excellence, safety and patient outcomes, all supported by research, medical education, technology and teamwork.

Our mission — caring for life, researching for health, educating those who serve — has driven us to seek continual innovation and improvement over our 100-year history.

Cleveland Clinic London

Cleveland Clinic is an integrated healthcare system with hospitals and outpatient centres in the U.S. (Ohio, Florida and Nevada), Canada (Toronto), the U.A.E. (Abu Dhabi) and now London. Cleveland Clinic’s first healthcare facility in London, Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre, opened in September 2021. Cleveland Clinic London’s 184-bed hospital followed and opened in Spring 2022.

Cleveland Clinic employs more than 70,000 people globally with patients coming to us from more than 185 countries every year. Cleveland Clinic London offers:

1,250 caregivers, including 270 medical doctors and 450 nurses.

184 inpatient beds.

29 ICU beds.

8 operating theatres.

21 day case rooms for surgery.

42-bed neurological suite for rehabilitation.

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