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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialist Nurse

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We offer this exciting nursing role within the specialism of IBD. You will join a forward-thinking team of specialist nurses in the field of Gastroenterology related services. This is an exciting time to join the specialist nurse services, you will be part of an team of committed professionals who are proud to deliver the very best care to all patients. Successful applicants will become part of an inclusive team with an ethos of civility, kindness and respect.

The post holder will join an enthusiastic and forward thinking team within the gastroenterology unit and act as a source of expertise and knowledge for both patients and healthcare professionals. You will have a key role in the continuing development of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service. You will work to support the Consultant Gastroenterologist and wider team, in the care and management of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Main duties of the job

Manage patient care delivery and risk by development and implementation of evidence based policies/procedures/guidelines within own speciality while

You will manage the admission and discharge of your own caseload to other health care professionals where necessary and therefore work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure patient needs are met.

You will be able to establish and maintain effective communication to provide highly complex, sensitive information, acknowledging barriers to understanding, with a specialist MDT which will include, patients, carers/relatives remaining a the centre of their care

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find the attached Job Description & Person Specification, for further information. Please ensure you refer to these when applying for the post.

A Manage Activities

A1 Managing activities to meet requirements

1.1 Develop and implement evidence based policies/procedures/guidelines within own speciality

1.2 Identify and manage potential clinical risk

1.3 Document accidents, incidents and losses

1.4 The post holder must comply with all relevant policies, procedures and training on infection prevention and control.

A2 Managing activities to meet customer requirements

2.1 Be accountable for assessing, implementing and evaluation of patient care, maintaining agreed guidelines and ensuring patient satisfaction.

2.2 Manage the admission and discharge of own caseload to other health care professionals where necessary.

2.3 Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure patient needs are met

2.4 Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers/relatives e.g. provide highly complex, sensitive information acknowledging barriers to understanding

A3 Manage services within designated scope of authority

3.1 Agree service requirements with Matron/directorate manager

3.2 Identify and plan service requirements in consultation with relevant stakeholders

3.3 Maintain a healthy, safe and productive environment in line with legal, organisational and professional requirements

3.4 Participate in implementing the Trusts Patient and Public Involvement Strategy to ensure the involvement of patients and carers in the planning of their care and services

A4 Contribute to improvements at work

4.1 Keep updated with current clinical and nursing developments within the specialist role and across the Trust

4.2 Maintain awareness of legal, ethical and professional issues pertaining to the role

4.3 Evaluate the impact of changes on standards of patient care and service delivery through audit and benchmarking

A5 Manage change in work methods and practice that will improve the standards of care for patients

5.1 Identify opportunities for improvements in nursing practice as highlighted through evidence and research based practice.

5.2 Plan the implementation of changes in work methods and practice.

5.3 Promote patient and public involvement activities in the specialist area, leading to service improvement

5.4. Encourage development of nurse led services to meet the needs of the patients

5.5 Evaluate the impact of changes on standards of patient care

5.6 Implement Essence of Care standards into everyday practice

5.7 Ensure all policy and procedure relating to infection prevention and control is implemented.

B Manage Resources

B1 Manage the efficient use of physical resources

1.1 Ensure availability of supplies

1.2 Ensure the effective utilisation of stores and equipment

1.3 Ensure that equipment is serviced and in working order and is maintained according to Trust procedures

B2 Manage the use of financial resources

2.1 Control expenditure against budget restraints in consultation with Matron/Directorate Manager

2.2 Recommend new equipment and materials when appropriate and Recommend improvements in efficiency of equipment and materials to Trust Medical Devices Manager

C Manage People

C1 Develop your own resources

1.1 Attend Trust mandatory Training for Fire, Moving & Handling, Basic Life Support

1.2 Develop and improve teaching skills appropriate to work location

1.3 Develop and maintain good communication skills e.g. communicates highly complex information acknowledging barriers to understanding

C2 Maintain and develop own competence and expertise. To act as a role model and comply with NMC statutory barriers to understanding

2.1 Continuously develop own knowledge and skills within your speciality e.g. catheterisation, I.V. drug administration, venepuncture and cannulation suturing

2.2 Perform advanced skills in assessment and/or diagnosis

2.3 Maintain and develop own competence and expertise

2.4 Prioritise work to meet personal and organisational objectives.

2.5 Exercise professional leadership to support and inspire colleagues

2.6 Actively promote the professional nursing role within the multi-disciplinary team

C3 Develop and maintain productive working relationships (to enhance patient care)

3.1 Maintain confidentiality at all times and comply with the Trusts Information Governance Policy

3.2 Enhance the trust and support of colleagues and the multi-disciplinary team

3.3 Communicate with all staff, patients, visitors and team in a professional manner at all times

3.4 Provide guidance on values and behaviours at work.

3.5 Liaise with Matron and senior colleagues effectively

3.6 Assess team morale, involve and motivate team members to ensure that change is achieved

C4 Selection of personnel for activities

4.1 Identify personnel requirements

4.2 Participate in recruitment of staff within the speciality

C5 Develop teams and individuals to enhance performance team and individuals

5.1 Promote team working within the service and across organisational boundaries where appropriate

5.2 Share expertise, knowledge and skills with the rest of the team to enhance standards of care

5.3 Encourage less experienced staff to fulfil their duties providing support and teaching as required

5.4 Ensure that team members are competent for their work responsibilities

5.5 Assist colleagues within the speciality team to achieve their objectives

5.6. Improve the development of teams and individuals

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 1st level Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Current NMC registration qualification in specialist area or relevant knowledge of area
  • Teaching & assessing qualification


  • Management qualification
  • 1st Level degree

Experience and Knowledge


  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Substantial experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Demonstrate evidence of teaching and assessing in a clinical area
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience in undertaking research/audit

Skills and Ability


  • Team player
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Assertiveness
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to communicate at a senior level
  • Self motivated and able to use own initiative
  • Basic Life Support
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • Access to own vehicular transport (with inclusion of business use insurance)


  • Competency in Transient Elastography

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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