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Stoma Care Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are the Stoma Care Nurse Specialist Team based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. We deliver a dedicated and expert service across 3 hospitals and into our local community of East and West Sussex. Our team provides professional and individualised care to patients who have undergone colorectal, urological and gynaecological surgery both within primary and secondary care. We also provide specialist support within our paediatric and neonatal services.

Our main priority for this role is to find the person with the right values, behaviours and attitudes which match our own! We are seeking to recruit a stoma care nurse specialist who has a positive outlook and who continually aspires to promote quality and excellence in their work.

If you do not meet the requirements for this post at band 6 we will consider band 5 applicants who will move to band 6 on completion of band 6 competencies. We anticipate this would be within 6 months of joining the team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will use their current skills or acquire skills to enable them to support the Stoma Care Team delivering and managing an expert Stoma Care Nursing Service to the UH Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Eastern Sites RSCH and PRH) and to our community areas.

The post holder will support the Team in providing specialist services and advice to patients and their families undergoing stoma forming surgery or have fistulae. Their core role will be teaching and supporting patients to acquire self-care skills enabling transition from hospital to community.

Additionally, the post holder will support community based service users via our Helpline and when competent in undertaking community domiciliary visits and running nurse led outpatient clinics.

Experience in managing ileo anal pouches and paediatric stomas is desirable. They will develop and work within evidence based protocols for procedures, providing diagnosis and minor outpatient treatments where appropriate.

This role is an across site role and requires the post holder to undertake community visits and clinics in locations outside of the Trust. You will need to be a car driver and have access to a car to undertake this role.

If you do not meet the requirements for this post at band 6 we will consider band 5 applicants who will move to band 6 on completion of band 6 competencies. We anticipate this would be within 8-12 months of joining the team.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist with influencing, planning, organising and implementing programmes of individual, core and strategic stoma care service delivery in accordance with trust priorities including the development and implementation of policies across the organisation.

To liase with representatives of ostomy manufacturing companies as required.

To assist in ensuring stoma care supplies are appropriately ordered and managed with budgets being considered.

To participate in maintaining the daily Stoma Care Helpline.

To exploit opportunities to enhance patient care through nurse led initiatives.

To implement coping strategies as appropriate where the work pattern is often unpredictable, unplanned or disrupted.

To maintain a flexible, supportive and open approach to your work within the team.

Support the S.A.S (Support after Stomas) patient support group as needed.

To attend regular meetings to discuss issues regarding service provision within the Stoma Care Team.

Person Specification



  • NMC

Skills and Experience


  • Evidence of recent practical stoma care experience
  • Degree or working towards degree
  • Colorecetal experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Time management skills
  • IT and keyboard skills


  • Stoma Care Qualification
  • Masters or willingness to work towards masters qualification
  • Proven Ileoanal pouch, urology, gyneacolocgy, community or paediatric experience
  • Counselling or teaching qualification
  • Experience of managing others

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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