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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Metabolic & Weight Management

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Thames
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum incl HCAS (outer) pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to become an important part of the newly formed Metabolic and Weight Management multidisciplinary team within the Division of Planned care.

You will contribute to the strategic, clinical and operational management of the Division in collaboration with other members of the team to ensure that Trust and Divisional objectives are met. Your role is to be responsible and accountable for quality of care and effective delivery of services and clinical management of the designated clinical pathways reporting to the Head of Nursing.

As the Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will develop new areas of practice, with nursing and consultant staff, ensuring the Trust's quality standards are met. You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team and collaborate with colleagues to ensure that high quality patient care is maintained.

It is envisaged that your time will mainly be spent in a clinical and quality management capacity and will work clinically to maintain clinical credibility and NMC registration. You will secure and assure the highest standards of clinical care by providing leadership to the professional and direct care staff ensuring that administrative and support services are designed and delivered to achieve the highest standards of care and provide a visible, accessible and authoritative presence to whom patients and their families can turn for assistance, advice and support.

Main duties of the job

The Metabolic and Weight Management CNS will be expected to develop this service by liaising and cooperating with our community partners and the wider multidisciplinary teams. This will include working alongside our existing nursing and allied health professionals in providing support to the Trust and our inpatient teams and patients as required.

You will fulfil a lead role in the implementation of the Healthy Weight Centre by delivering patient centred care so that it embodies the following central themes: Improving Quality, Empowering Patients, Supporting the Workforce, Influencing Policy, Technology and Digital, Research and Innovation.

The aim of our multidisciplinary team is to ensure that patients receive high quality, individualised, patient centred care in a specialist setting to gain maximum benefit from their stay in hospital. Care will be sensitive to needs of the person, their family and carers and will be delivered with dignity and respect. The team will be formed of three Upper GI Consultants, an Consultant Diabetes and Endocrine Physician, CNS, Dietitian and Psychologist.

There are two emergency surgical wards comprising of 47 beds and there is a 20 bedded Elective Surgery Ward which includes 4 PACU beds. The nursing team is supported by the Surgical Matron.

About us

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames.We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance. -Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring- Safe - Responsible - Value Each Other

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Masters level Degree or equivalent
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Advanced Communication Skills or willing to undertake


  • Holds, working towards or willing too undertake a PGDip in Metabolic & Weight Management Practice
  • Management/Leadership Course



  • Relevent experience in a Bariatric clinical setting
  • Demonstrate experience in managing bariatric patients
  • Running other bariatric services
  • Managing nurse led services
  • Evidence of involvement in audit and research
  • Evidence of leadership, practice development, expertise and innovation in clinical practice
  • Service Development
  • Experience in quality assurance and improvement projects


  • Counselling Skills



  • Ability to prioritise and be adaptable
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Able to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Expert clinical skills and willingness to develop further


  • Able to prescribe or willing to undertake a prescribing course



  • Keeps abreast of national and local developments in health and social care and local data, e.g. survey data on quality outcomes.
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance and Risk Management requirements
  • NICE Implementation

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston NHS Foundation Trust

Galsworthy Road

Kingston Upon Thames


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