Specialist Nurse - Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Advanced Practice Team for a Band 6 Specialist Nurses. This is due additional funding within the team. The post is initially for 23 months with the expectation that this will become a permanent position. The IBD team has recently seen a significant expansion with the addition of a Consultant Nurse and a biologics coordinator.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and a passion and commitment to provide high quality, evidence based care for this group of patients.

The team work across county, managing a busy Advice line service and a large cohort of patients on Biologics. They run Rapid Access and drug counseling clinics and provide support to the Gastroenterology ward and the Medical Day Unit.

You do not need to be an expert in IBD to apply for the post. Training, education and support will be provided however, a keen interest in Gastroenterology/IBD would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

To assess patients' individual needs planning, implementing, and evaluating care through the provision of direct clinical care that is evidence-based.

Manage an Adviceline offering support, advice and information

Manage a blood monitoring service for patients on immunosuppressants and biologics

Conduct nurse-led clinics

Provide support for in-patients

Provide support and education to the Gastroenterology ward and Medical Day Unit

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance and access to the NHS Pension Scheme as well as discounts for local shops, restaurants and services. All staff employed within the Trust are able to access to our health and well-being hub, there are two well established on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key working Relationships

- Multidisciplinary team - Consultants, Registrar's, Secretaries, Gastro Ward, Endoscopy Units, MDU, Dietitians, Nutrition Team, Radiology.

- General public

- Patients, their family, and outside agencies

- Peer groups nationally

- Primary care and community support services

- Educational establishments and student nurses

- Research establishments undergoing clinical research

- Engagement with other Advanced Practice Teams

Most challenging part of the job

- To work autonomously with own caseload of patients and to work collaboratively as part of the IBD team

- To manage staff, patient, and public expectations of the service within national targets

- Ability to work under pressure in a challenging and ever changing environment including frequent interruptions from bleeps and telephone

- To be able to disseminate highly sensitive, distressing, or contentious information to patients and family members/carers and staff as appropriate

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing and appropriate qualification


  • Specialist Training or an equivalent level of knowledge



  • Demonstrate understanding and implementation of research based practice
  • Able to work autonomously or demonstrate their understanding of this
  • Able to manage difficult situations effectively


  • Experience within the field of Gastroenterology or demonstrate a keen interest

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal , organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to impart complex information to patients, relatives and carers with different levels of understanding
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development
  • Enhanced IT skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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