Clinical Nurse Specialist - Colorectal

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced and dynamic senior nurse to join the Specialist Colorectal Nurse Team at Colchester Hospital.

We are looking for an experienced nurse who has extensive knowledge and experience in colorectal /cancer nursing. The right person must have a passion and drive to provide high quality patient centred care. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist - colorectal care, you will be supporting patients from diagnosis, through treatment, who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Band 6 developmental roles would be considered for applicants who do not currently fulfil the specification for a band 7 post. This will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Main duties of the job

As an experienced colorectal nurse you will deliver a high quality specialist nursing service to our patients and staff by promoting excellence in practice through teamwork and evidence based care and practice, you will have experience of looking after colorectal cancer patients.

You will work closely with a variety of health care professionals and the management team, you will be a valued member of the team and you will have input in developing the colorectal service.

The is a challenging and demanding role and requires a proactive, self-motivated, dedicated person who is capable of managing complex care pathways across multiple agencies and services to ensure the highest quality of care and service delivery for all patients.

You will have excellent communication skills, be able to manage your own work load and have problem solving skills. You will be an excellent team player but equally be able to work autonomously.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate patient care with the colorectal cancer MDT.
  • Provide specialist care, advice and support to patients, families, carers and all staff involved in the care and treatment of patients with colorectal cancer throughout their diagnostic, treatment and follow up pathway.
  • Educate nursing, medical and other groups of staff about colorectal cancer and its management and be available as a resource for these staff groups.
  • Link with members of the Oncology and Palliative Care team to facilitate continuing care of those with recurrent/progressive disease.
  • Develop a proactive role in health promotion to increase professional and public awareness of colorectal cancer
  • Undertake clinical audit/service evaluation in relation to enhanced practice.
  • Develop specialist nurse led services as required to support service development

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse First Level
  • Post registration qualifications relevant to speciality
  • Teaching qualification
  • First degree


  • Master's degree (or working towards. If not acquired-willing to undertake)



  • Proven post registration experience
  • Experience at band 6 level
  • Experience of GI nursing
  • Mentoring
  • Evidence of managing and improving the patient experience
  • Experience in research and audit


  • Oncology experience/qualification

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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