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Stoma Care Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Royal Cornwall Hospital is looking to recruit a stoma care nurse to join their established team of stoma care nurses.

The Stoma Care team is based at the Royal Cornwall hospital but see paients in all community hospitals and in their own home.

The stoma care department at Royal cornwall hospital sees around 300 new patients a year.

If you have a keen interest in stoma care and think this role is for you we are keen to hear from you. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Meg Tremayne 01872 252700

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide long term management to patients with a stoma.

This specific care will be provided through comprehensive clinical skills, information advice and support to patient before stoma formation durring there hospital stay and post discharge.

It will invove seeing inpatients at the Royal cornwall hospital as well as other community hospitals. Nurse led clinics at different setting throughout Cornwall and Isle of Scilly. It will also involve seeing patient in their own home.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Apply specialist knowledge to promote health in clinical and non clinical environments

Manage own case load, undertaking nurse led clinics and providing expert advice and guidance, information and effective decision making so that patients and their families receive the appropriate information and education about stoma management.

Understand and recognise own limitations and refer to a more specialist nurse when required.

Act as a patient advocate when assessing and interpreting information to enable patient involvement in decision making around treatments options and in making informed choice.

Provide optimum liaison and co-ordanination of care to patients between primary and secondary care including pre- operative assessment and discharge planning.

Identify patients physical, social spiritual and psychological needs in order to refer as appropriate to other agencies, utilising both professional and voluntary resources at both local and national level.

Act as a resource on the management of pain, wound care and bowel management in conjunction with other specialists.

Assess clinical and social needs and ensure the provision of choice of stoma appliances.

Maintain accurate and concise records.

Person Specification



  • first level registered adult nurse


  • degree level education
  • post registartion stoma care course
  • teaching/assesment qualification



  • Post registration experience


  • experience in colrectal surgery
  • experience in urology
  • experience in Oncology
  • experience in community nursing

practical and intellectuel skills


  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • able to organise own learning and development



  • evidance of continueing professional development
  • Ability to develop and support all grades and deliver specilist training
  • full driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital

Stoma Care dept



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