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Urology Nurse Practitioner

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated nurse to join the Urology nursing team as a Urology Nurse Practitioner. We are looking for a nurse with Urology experience who has the ability to work autonomously, team player and be able to prioritise workload ensuring effective management and clinical skills.

The post holder will play a crucial role in care and management of Urological patients with benign conditions, suspected and proven Urological cancers. The Nurse practitioner will work within a large team consisting of Urology ACPs and Nurse specialists based in the Urology centre.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

WHAT YOULL DO

Patient Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients with urological issues, including obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, and ordering relevant diagnostic tests.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: Collaborate with the medical team to diagnose urological conditions and develop treatment plans. This may include ordering diagnostic tests and recommending surgical interventions when necessary.

Patient Education: Provide education to patients and their families about urological conditions, treatment options, and post-treatment care. Ensure that patients understand their diagnoses and are actively involved in their care plans.

Follow-up Care: Monitor and manage the ongoing care of patients with urological conditions. This includes assessing treatment effectiveness, managing side effects of medications, and coordinating follow-up appointments.

Once training and competence is achieved, you will undertake clinical skills that include male and female urinary catheter insertion, administration of intravesical medication, provision of Nurse led one stop diagnostic services including Flexible cystoscopy, Urodynamics and nurse led bladder cancer cystoscopy surveillance.

Procedures and Interventions: Perform certain medical procedures and interventions within the scope of practice.

Collaboration and Consultation: Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including urologists, nurses, and support staff, to ensure comprehensive and coordinated patient care.

There will be opportunities to work in Lymington hospital, providing nurse led cystoscopy clinics.

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR Registered Nurse (RN) with completion of Nursing degree Experience in urology. Knowledge of urological conditions, treatments, and interventions. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team. Commitment to continuous professional development.

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the register
  • Completion of Nursing Degree
  • Evidence of supporting learners in practice
  • Evidence of on-going personal and professional development
  • Completion of HTPA Competencies or equivalent experience
  • Significant Post Registration Experience within chosen specialty
  • Completion of all Trainee Nurse Practitioner Band 5 competencies
  • ILS trained or equivalent experience
  • Broad awareness of wider Trust initiatives / pressures


Desirable

  • oIndependent Non Medical Prescribing Qualification
  • oRegistered on MSc Pathway as an experienced practitioner
  • oFurther study at Level 7 within relevant pathway
  • oLeadership qualification (RCN, LDC, Edward Jenner, Elizabeth Garret Anderson, Nye Bevan)
  • oEvidence of ability to change or initiate practice


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

188-NM4596

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