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IBD Specialist Nurse

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint an inspirational, passionate and enthusiastic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)/biologics clinical nurse specialist to join our established IBD nursing team.

The post requires vision, innovation and the ability to work across professional boundaries, underpinned by a real desire to provide the highest standards of patient care. You will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual with advanced clinical skills who can work autonomously and as a key member of the IBD MDT.

The role involves assessing and initiating treatment plans, nurse led clinics, infusion clinics, managing a busy telephone advice line service and inpatient support. Providing education and supporting IBD patients and their families to understand and manage their condition is integral to the role. A commitment to individualised evidence based patient care and ability to act sensitively with empathy as well as having excellent communication skills is essential.

You will be joining an excellent supportive team with a commitment to ongoing education compromising of consultants, nurse consultant, lead IBD Nurse and IBD specialist nurses and IBD co-ordinators.

Main duties of the job

A key responsibility of this post holder will be to manage Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients on biologic treatments working within national and local guidelines.

Working alongside clinical colleagues and autonomously to provide expert care, treatment and support for this patient group.

Play a key role within the multidisciplinary team in order to ensure a seamless, co-ordinated and timely approach to care.

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of investigations, treatment, monitoring and review of patients on biologic treatments.

The post holder will be expected to liaise appropriately with all key members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and service users.

The post holder will contribute to achieving the objectives of the Gastroenterology Service

About us

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of acute, intermediate and community health care serving the population of Bolton. This provides us with an opportunity for our services to work closely with our partners in primary care and the local authority to ensure a seamless service for our patients.

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence formaternity, neonataland care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice.

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staffs have joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will operate as an inflammatory bowel disease nurse and within part of a consultant nurse led IBD team. Duties will include comprehensive clinical assessment in a variety of settings including virtual, telephone as well as face to face. You will provide disease related advice and treatment assist with counselling and education and support of patients in respect of diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Provide specialist, expert clinical knowledge to clinical colleagues, patients and carers/relatives.
  • Evaluate service delivery, identify areas for improvement and initiate change. Ensure the effective and efficient use of physical and financial resources and make recommendations regarding supplies and equipment.
  • The post holder will be involved in the delivery of biological medications within the biologic infusion unit.
  • The role will involve immunosuppression blood monitoring, telephone clinic and face to face consultations where drug alterations and prescribing will be necessary.
  • To participate in daily ward rounds for inpatient IBD patients, providing education and support to patient and MDT.
  • Be involved with contemporaneous data collection.
  • Act as a role model for excellence, through compassionate competent practice, leadership and educational skills.
  • Support and deliver IBD standards of Care

Person Specification

1st level degree , RMN/RN


  • Has Degree in Nursing


  • Part way to achieving degree

Non medical prescribing


  • Is a NMP


  • going through NMP
  • Willing to undertake NMP

post registration learning


  • Post registration experience in specialist area
  • Leadership experience


  • limited evidence of speciality specific learning



  • Advanced communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hosptial

Minerva Road



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