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Endocrine Nurse Specialist

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rota
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The post holder will be working as an Endocrine Specialist Nurse primarily in an outpatient setting, but they may be required to see inpatients on occasion for education purposes. They will work closely with other endocrine specialist nurses and the wider multidisciplinary team to deliver exceptional care, support, education and condition management to patients, their carers and family, for a variety of endocrine conditions.

The post holder will also participate in endocrine MDT meetings and nurse led clinics. They will utilize skills of clinical expertise to teach and supervise junior member on the team.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide education and support to patients, their relatives and carers with a variety of endocrine conditions, through nurse led clinics, and adhoc telephone/email enquiries.
  • Responsible for completing dynamic function tests safely within local and national guidelines and protocols.
  • Communicating and liaising with the multidisciplinary team to ensure seamless and timely high quality care provision to patients
  • To administer specialist endocrine mediations to patients e.g. somatostatin analogues, testosterone injections.
  • Teach patients, their relatives or carers how to administer specialist endocrine medications e.g. emergency Hydrocortisone injections, growth hormone injections, testosterone gel. Providing patient reviews and updates to the teaching as required.
  • Liaising with other Trusts where endocrine surgery is completed off site to ensure seamless transition of care between the two Trusts, ensuring relevant patient follow-up is booked to prevent delay to care management
  • The post holder will be responsible for a caseload combining high-level assessment, advanced endocrine specialist knowledge, initiating endocrine treatments, and appropriately leading the co-ordination of patient care. Referring to other health professionals within the multidisciplinary team, integrated team, mental and social care as required

(cont'd under detailed job description and main responsibilities)

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties of the job Cont.
  • To work autonomously, managing individual caseload whilst prioritising work and continually reassessing workload.
  • To work closely with the lead endocrine nurse specialist, consultants and attend regular MDT meetings to ensure patient treatment is effective and remains appropriate. Identifying when treatment requires changing and seeking appropriate support to facilitate this when outside of own scope of practice.
  • Participate in national research and departmental audit to evaluate care provision against national and local standards
  • Act as a source of reference to patients and provide signposting to support groups as appropriate to the individuals need

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing, speciality
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching
  • Experience as preceptor / mentor


Desirable

  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS


Desirable

  • Organisation and management skills


Aptitudes

Essential

  • Respecting Everyone
  • Embracing Change
  • Recognising Success
  • Working Together


Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • RGN.1st Level (with current experience of working in NHS
  • Current NMC Registration


Desirable

  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Diabetes And Endocrinology Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St,

Bristol

BS2 8HW

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387-M-2913-EP

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