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Colorectal Nurse Practitioner

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner managing a caseload of patients presenting through the Lower Suspected Cancer referral service. The CNS will be expected to deliver nurse-led clinics (face to face and telephone) and supporting patients on the 62 day pathway.

The post holder will be an experienced CNS. The role will require excellent communication skills and dedication to improve and develop services that positively impact patient care and experience.

The post holder will triage, assess and refer the patients on the suspected pathway for the appropriate investigation and be the key contact for their patients through this process. They will be accountable for referring patients within the time frames set within the 62 day pathway and communicate effectively with the patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary team including the General Practitioner.

The post holder will work alongside the Senior Colorectal Nurse Practitioner, Lead Colorectal Cancer Lead, Cancer Management Team and Colorectal Consultants providing clinical excellence for all patients with possible cancer.

The post holder will be required to undertake extended roles in line with patient needs and professional training.

Main duties of the job

Main Roles and Responsibilities

To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse or key worker (with facilitation) for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:

The assessment of care and health education needs
  • The development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.
  • To manage own caseload and possess specific skills in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • To work in accordance with the RUH Nursing Strategy and contribute towards achieving its objectives
  • To work closely with the surgical/ gastroenterology team to ensure that the resources available are used effectively and to maximum capacity.
  • The post holder will be expected to work in a flexible manner for which may include working evenings and at weekends.
  • To develop an educational and counselling role as part of overall patient care.
  • They will be expected to also develop a specialist nurse role working alongside other specialist nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • The post holder will be expected to work a proportion of their time within the outpatient department leading on nurse led clinics as well as telephone nurse led clinic
  • To assist in establishing and monitoring protocols/care pathways and working with the Senior Nurse Practitioner to develop and review the 2WW Service.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached Job Description and Personal Specification for a more detailed description of the role requirements

Person Specification

Experience in colorectal nursing


  • At least 2 years

Experience of endoscopy procedures


  • At least 2 years

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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