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Children's Gastroenterology Nurse Specialist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-established and knowledgeable multi-professional team, specialising in the assessment and management of children with gastroenterology conditions.

We are looking for a skilled and motivated professional to provide specialist support to the gastroenterology service, assisting with an existing caseload of children across North East Essex. They will work as part of a multi-professional team to ensure that children receive the highest standard of care and support.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the provision of a specialist gastroenterology nursing service for children and young people with gastroenterological and /or liver conditions.

To assist with service delivery, working in conjunction with the lead gastroenterology CNS, lead clinician, ward, community and multi-professional teams to initiate, develop and progress care to meet the needs of children and young people with gastroenterological and/or liver conditions ensuring they receive the highest standard of care and support.

The post holder will assist with a bowel incontinence service in close liaison with the lead gastroenterology CNS, managing their own caseload of patients.

The post holder will advocate for children and their families, ensuring continuity of care and precise communication, monitoring service provision using a number of quality standards to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Develop, facilitate and provide education and advanced clinical expertise for nursing, medical and paramedical staff through extensive knowledge of gastroenterology care and its management

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Proven post basic experience working as a band 5 or a band 6 nurse
  • Experience of clinical expertise in gastroenterology
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Mentoring / supervision of other professionals.


  • oProven management experience



  • Articulates understanding of NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Scope of Professional Practice and its application to clinical practice.
  • Clear understanding of and a commitment to clinical governance
  • Articulates understanding of relevant nursing research/evidence based practice and can apply findings to practice.
  • Articulates understanding of managing clinical risk



  • RSCN / RN Child Branch
  • BSc
  • Related course /recognised qualification (must have proven experience in Speciality)
  • Mentorship / teaching equivalent


  • Non-medical Prescribing

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester General Hospital

Turner Road



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