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Lead Nurse Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse to come and lead the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. If you are a Nurse, ideally with some experience in Gastroenterology / IBD and are keen to pursue further development and training in these areas, we would welcome your application to join our established team.

You will be supported by the existing IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as our Lead IBD Gastroenterologist and wider multi-disciplinary team. You will lead in all aspects of the IBD service to promote and co-ordinate the IBD patients' pathway of care.

You must be happy to undertake specific disease related training to include the Salford IBD module and eventually, non-medical prescribing.

You must be confident and be familiar with talking to people in a variety of different situations and settings. Applicants who have completed communication courses would be ideal. You should be confident and not be afraid to speak up for yourself, your patients and the service in a professional manner. Previous experience in demonstrating leadership skills like this would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

You will use clinical skills that are pertinent to the role such as for example, history taking skills. This role involves a great deal of talking, listening and critical thinking. You will be challenged to make decisions and will learn to safety net and give advice about what to do if things don't go to plan for the patient. You must be willing to accept this transition and learning curve.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 390,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Development of knowledge and skills within the management of IBD and related conditions.

Willingness to get involved, learn and grow and undertake further training and study when needed. Willingness to undertake non-medical prescribing if not already achieved.

Be a primary point of contact for patients and clinicians in relation to the management of IBD. To provide support and education and function as a resource and an advocate in the speciality.

Monitor the daily IBD Flare Line and support with managing patient emails.

Lead and Participate in follow up telephone clinics and face to face clinics.

Administer subcutaneous Biological medication in the clinic environment.

Assist with medicines management counselling patients requiring new medications, monitoring, and optimising their treatment. This includes immunosuppression monitoring also.

Undertake weekly Virtual Biologics Clinic which is an essential part of medicines management.

Work closely with the Lead IBD Consultant and Gastroenterology Pharmacist and the wider MDT in the development of the IBD service.

Participate in Continuous Improvement.

Provide in-patient support.

Co-ordinating bowel cancer surveillance for IBD patients.

Manage the IBD team and lead the service forward.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • o NMC Registered Nurse
  • o Diploma in Nursing
  • o Evidence of continuing engagement in post registration clinical experience
  • o Degree in nursing, health or related subject or willingness to work towards


  • o A non-medical prescribing qualification or a willingness to work towards.
  • o Degree level study
  • o Mentorship Qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Previous Gastroenterology and / or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) experience
  • Evidence of development in current role
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary working
  • Genuine desire to learn about IBD and make a difference to people living with IBD


  • Previous experience as a band 6 or specialist nurse
  • Teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital



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