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Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year 0
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic nurse to join our colorectal nursing team. The post holder will play a pivotal role in the functioning of the Colorectal Nursing Service and be a key member of the team working to deliver a high quality patient experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to provide holistic care and support to patients and their families affected by colorectal cancer/benign disease and stoma formation. You will provide specialist nursing advice and facilitate care throughout the patient pathway while acting as the patients advocate.

The Colorectal nursing team are a small well established team who provide an autonomous colorectal nursing service both within an inpatient and outpatient setting. This includes a number of nurse led initiatives including practical stoma care teaching, nurse led outpatient clinics, a designated telephone support line by using advanced clinical judgement and expert knowledge of the specialty.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and experienced, who enjoys both patient contact and working as part of the MDT. They will be expected to participate in decision making, education of patients and staff, research and service development. Due to the nature of the role we are looking for a dependable and highly adaptable individual who is able to work independently and has the ability to fit in quickly as part of a team.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information before applying for this role.

Person Specification



  • Extensive recent relevant experience of working with colorectal patients within a relevant clinical speciality.
  • Some experience in developing specialised programs of care relevant to the speciality service.


  • Significant post registration experience at a Band 6.or above.
  • Experience of participating in nurse led clinics.
  • Varied clinical background.



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a willingness to undertake advanced communication skills training.
  • Ability to work in complex and sometimes distressing situations.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and delegate.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving and able to make clinical judgements.
  • Proven skills in teaching individuals and small groups.
  • Motivate and influence others, overcoming barriers often in a contentious situation.
  • Research and audit skills.
  • Good leadership skills
  • Computer literate - ability to use Word/PowerPoint etc.


  • Advanced skills to competently assess/investigate/support and manage patients with colorectal conditions.
  • Clinical examination and assessment skills
  • Ability to work autonomously/ manage a patient case load as part of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Budget awareness.



  • Understanding of NMC code of professional conduct/standards of clinical practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national targets and priorities.


  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant National Guidance both general and speciality specific e.g. Cancer Standards, NICE, National Service Frameworks etc.
  • In depth Knowledge and understanding of the needs of colorectal/stoma patients and current issues relevant to the patient group.
  • Evidence of facilitation and management of change.
  • Nurse prescribing or willingness to undertake.
  • Imaging Non-Medical Referrers Training programme or willingness to undertake.



  • RGN
  • To have, be working towards or undertaken degree level study and have an appropriate post registration specialist qualification
  • Recognised Teaching and Assessing qualification


  • Cancer Nursing Qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Stoma Care Qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Advanced Communication Skills Course
  • Colorectal Nursing Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Duckworth Lane



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