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Stoma Care Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit into the stoma care team.

Band 6 Nurse to join the team to support ostomates and their carers and relatives living with a stoma in the East Kent area.

To proactively work within the team to deliver a clinical service (that for this position is hospital based), to all ostomates throughout their journey, including the pre assessment and in patient phase alongside the emergency pathway.

To work with and as part of the multi disciplinary team to enable patients to live independently and well with an ostomy.

This is a rewarding and supportive role and there is the opportunity for training and support within the role to enable you to provide the full spectrum of specialist knowledge to ostomates in East Kent.

Main duties of the job

Providing in patient daily support for education and training around becoming self caring with a new stoma so that successful discharge can be achieved in a timely manner.

To participate in provision of hospital clinics to review and support new ostomates on post operative pathway and also established ostomates who may have problems and complications.

To be involved in education and training of staff and carers to raise awareness of stoma care within the trust. To support student nurses and provide link nurse training and updates.

To use excellent communication skills to be a central part of a patients journey with an ostomy to enhance their care.

To be a point of specialist knowledge to help manage stoma complications and the challenges that brings individuals using specialist and surgical knowledge regarding wounds and peristomal skin health.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Considerable experience working in acute surgical speciality
  • Care planning for surgical patients
  • Care planning and care of stoma patients


  • Advanced communication skills
  • Previous experience as a stoma link nurse

Knowledge and Skills


  • Clinical credibility and evidence based practice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive patient focus expierience


  • Experience of nurse led clinics
  • Evidence of education and training of staff
  • Has worked within an MDT



  • Experience of colo-rectal, oncology, urology pathways
  • Experience of enhanced recovery pathways, post op management and discharge planning


  • Pre and post op management of stoma patients
  • Management of post operative patients and possible surgical and stoma related complications
  • Education and training expierience

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


QEQM Hospital

St Peters Road



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