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Clinical Nurse Specialist Pouch Care

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
St Mark's Hospital is looking to recruit a Pouch Nurse Specialist to join their established team of Stoma and Pouch Nurse Clinical Nurse Specialists.

St Mark's Hospital is based at Central Middlesex Hospital - Including Harrow, Ealing and Brent ICB.

The stoma care department at St Mark's Hospital is one of the largest teams in the UK for stoma, internal pouch and fistula management. As a tertiary referral centre we create over 300 new stomas and 30 internal pouches per annum and offer long-term support to community patients in the local boroughs of Harrow, Ealing and Brent. This ACPGBI accredited Internal Pouch Unit leads on nursing research and development and is well published in the national and international arena.

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in, then we are keen to hear from you. For further information or to arrange a site visit please contact Petya Marinova at or 0208 453 2577.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide long term management and support to patients with an internal pouch and also support the stoma nurse specialists within the team.

This specific care will be provided through comprehensive clinical skills, information, advice and support to patients undergoing pouch/ stoma forming surgery in addition to the continued development and management of Nurse Led Clinics and the telephone and email advice lines.

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

Education/ Qualification


  • RGN - NMC Registration
  • Colorectal, gastrointestinal, IBD, or stoma care nursing qualification
  • History taking and physical assessment course


  • Working towards an MSc in colorectal, gastrointestinal, IBD, or stoma care nursing
  • Non-medical prescriber course
  • Leadership course
  • Research course

Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • Excellent clinical skills and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Team worker, assertive, self-motivated flexible and adaptable
  • Good time management and attendance record
  • Must be able to work in a busy environment
  • Proven professional development
  • Excellent written and spoken English


  • Telephone advice line and triage nurse skills
  • Advance stoma care skills

Knowledge & Experience


  • Substantial post registration colorectal, gastrointestinal, or IBD nursing experience
  • Current knowledge of latest clinical and professional issues relating to GI nursing.
  • Advanced knowledge of the GI tract, anatomy and physiology and disease processes.
  • Keen interest in colorectal disease/ gastroenterology


  • Experience as clinical nurse specialist or advance nurse practitioner
  • Pre-operative psychosocial counselling experience
  • Evident experience in nursing research
  • Clinical practice within the community setting



  • Excellent IT and computer skills including word, power point and excel
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to influence positive change


  • Knowledge of statistics and report writing
  • Teaching/presentation experience
  • Journal publication

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Lane

Park Royal

NW10 7NS

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