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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Stoma & Bowel Management

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The role involves supporting patients and families holistically throughout diagnosis and treatment of colorectal conditions that may require surgery, including pre-op advice education and training, discharge planning and follow-up. The applicant will assist the team in the outpatient setting reviewing existing patients and new referrals for surgical procedures, investigations and bowel management.

The post holder will work as an important member of the Multidisciplinary Team within University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust across the community. The post holder will provide specialist nursing advice and support to patients (in-patient and out-patient) and their family, throughout the care pathway.

The post holder will utilise skills of clinical expertise, education and management to ensure a seamless service for patients, carers and staff. S/he will provide advice, support and information from the time of diagnosis and throughout curative, palliative and terminal phases.

They will work closely with the multidisciplinary team in hospital and the community to ensure a co-ordinated quality service and will be actively involved in education, audit and research.

The post holder will engage and lead discussions in multidisciplinary team meetings

Main duties of the job

Patient Care:
  • To provide patients and staff with specialist advice to deliver best practice
  • To develop, improve, and promote the service ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective care utilising the support and guidance of senior colleagues
  • To develop and share expertise within the multidisciplinary team
  • To develop the skills to act as a resource in the care of patient's and families needs, ensuring an optimum level of service to patients and their carers.
  • To work closely with community and relevant network, other hospital and community staff to ensure an effective seamless service.
  • To provide effective communication systems of support for patients and their carers.
  • To ensure that all patients and families are aware of all treatment options, including clinical trials
  • To work as patient advocate, to help negotiate the patient journey and ensure optimum care is provided to each patient.
  • To develop links with other organisations providing support and information.
  • To adhere to infection control guidelines and procedures.
  • To act as a positive role model for nurses in the hospital and community through the demonstration of excellent communication and clinical skills.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Appropriate post registration experience in paediatric nursing
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching


  • Experience in Paediatric stoma and bowel management
  • Experience as preceptor / mentor
  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken

Qualifications & Training


  • Active 1st level registration with NMC
  • 1st Degree In nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake/ working towards -
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing


  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at level 3

Skills & Abilities


  • Organisation skills
  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS


  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children



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