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IBD Nurse Band 6

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
The overall purpose of this role is to support the care of a group of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease who are on biologic therapies, and manage the administration of and monitoring of these medications. The IBD Biologics Clinical Nurse Specialist role will have an overview of the management of IBD and, in time, will take on some stable patient review also.

Main duties of the job

  • Work as an independent practitioner alongside other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Accept patient advanced therapies to agreed criteria
  • Coordinate the pre-screening safety checks
  • Coordinate the appointments, alongside Day Case Unit administration team and clinic booking
  • Be available for at least 4 clinical sessions a week in the Day Case Unit or Outpatient Clinics
  • Take on weekly remote patient monitoring clinics for stable patients
  • Liaise with the gastroenterology pharmacy team
  • Work across departmental boundaries
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the advanced therapies services

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the small nursing team delivering care to patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis).

This is an interesting and varied post involving face to face as well as remote care, primarily in the management of medications specialist immunological treatments. Your input into other areas of IBD patient management such as stable patient review and the weekly multidisciplinary meetings will give additional breadth to the role.

You will have support from the existing Nurse Practitioners and enrol on an IBD degree module within the 1 - 2 years to help underpin your practice. Regular in-house teaching and appropriate external conferences also support essential knowledge in this fast moving field.

Personal attributes you will need are excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail even when working under pressure. You must also be proactive and motivated to learn this specialist field to high standard and deliver high-quality, safe, evidence based and compassionate patient care, with excellent organisational skills.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice
  • Health Promotion, Protection and Prevention
    • Assess and address patient health education needs
    • Use well developed interpersonal skills
  • Assessment of Patient Illness and Clinical Decisions
    • Act as patient advocate at all times.
    • Support in-patient outliers
    • Apply specialised history taking and assessment skills
    • Seek support and advice from the multidisciplinary team
    • Record and document treatment appropriately
    • Attend virtual biologics clinic
    • Attend IBD MDT meetings
    • Utilise and promote the use of key digital resources such as the True-colours
  • Interventions and Treatment
    • Work clinically on Day Case Unit
    • Be available to receive (via bleep/phone call) referrals
    • Implement, evaluate and modify treatment for optimal outcome
    • Develop links with other areas
    • Record and document appropriately
  • Leadership and Management
    • Act as a role model
    • Develop advanced therapy and iron infusion service
    • Provide staff education
    • Liaise with pharmaceutical companies and charitable organisations appropriately
    • Remain aware of organisational goals and trust objectives
  • Education and Training & Development of self
    • Understand own accountability and responsibility working within NMC guidance and maintains professional registration.
    • Undertake personal development to meet identified needs
    • Actively engage in peer network
    • Attend mandatory training and e-learning activities
    • Patient and Carer Education and Training
    • Provide appropriate education to patients, families and carers
    • Develop written education
    • Ensure patients understanding
  • Development of Others
    • Provide clinical advice and support to the MDT
    • Contribute to colleague development
    • Provide staff education to Day Case Unit and infusion staff
    • Act in an advisory and specialist clinical capacity
    • Demonstrate skill in delivering presentations
    • Teach on a range of study days
    • Publish and present research findings
    • Assist in the collection of information and database
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills
    • Contribute to appraisal needs
  • Improving quality and the development of practice
    • Actively promote diversity and equality
    • Be willing to develop own projects according to service needs.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • Gastroenterology experience
  • Evidence of clinical assessment in acute situations
  • Evidence of proactive and independent thinking


  • Started relevant MSc level education
  • Evidence of working on audit or protocol development
  • Evidence of leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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