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Specialist Practitioner - IRU

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa Inclusive of High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have a vacancy for a Band 7 Specialist Practitioner - IRU

The applicant will be based in Roundwood ward - Lennard Jones Intestinal Rehabilitation Unit at St Mark's - Central Middlesex Hospital.

The department is a 22 bedded capacity supported by a multi-disciplinary team who offer a comprehensive approach to patients with intestinal failure receiving parenteral (feeding intravenously) or enteral (tube feeding) nutrition.

The post holder will be expected to be a clinical expert in assessment, diagnosis and management of patients who have complex gastrointestinal problems, nutritional deficiencies and had previous colorectal surgeries. Additionally, the practitioner is expected to be adept in the insertion of peripheral venous access devices - peripheral cannula, midline, and peripherally inserted central catheters or PICC (ultrasound-guided approach and PICC insertion training will be provided).

Main duties of the job

Job overview:
  • To be a clinical expert in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients who have gastro/intestinal failure and nutritional disorders.
  • To work alongside Consultant firms and act as an autonomous practitioner and be involved in the patient pathway.
  • To be proactive in identifying the critically ill patient, initiate treatment plan and liaise with medical staff.
  • To use expert specialist knowledge in caring for gastro and intestinal failure patients and advanced clinical reasoning skills to provide support and advice to the consultant teams, nursing staff and other healthcare staff and manage own case load of patients with highly complex conditions.
  • To have expert skills and knowledge in venipuncture and peripheral venous access provision for patients who have challenging vascular access
  • To provide educational training sessions for junior doctors and nursing staff.
  • To provide support for the appropriate patient pathway and ensure patients receive high quality seamless care.
  • The post holder will be involved in clinical governance and Trust strategic agenda.
  • The post holder will be responsive to the critical care delivery team.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • Advanced Physical Assessment qualification


  • Master's Degree / Advanced Clinical Practice



  • Advanced nursing practice skills.


  • Expert Practitioner skills relevant to specialty.



  • Senior gastro intestinal nursing work experience


  • Relevant and recent post registration experience in acute/chronic medical/surgical gastrointestinal nursing

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

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


St. Mark's - Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Lane, Park Royal


NW10 7NS

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