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Colorectal clinical nurse specialist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Provide optimum quality of care to patients who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer, in addition to patients diagnosed with colorectal disorders, and those who have had stoma formation.

This posting is hospital based and the colorectal nursing service runs a Monday to Friday service with a possibility of working on a Saturday pro rata.

This post will necessitate close working relationships with surgical and medical staff to deliver specialist care in the pre operative period, where the emphasis will be on optimising patients for surgery and post operatively, where the post holder will be key in implementing early post operative rehabilitation for their patients.

The post holder will ideally have completed a recognised, accredited course in stoma care and or be willing to complete an appropriate degree course.

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 25 July 2024 ***

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver a high level of care and support to patients diagnosed with bowel cancer along with those patients diagnosed with benign bowel conditions that require surgery.
  • You will be expected to have excellent communication skills. This role will necessitate good communication with the patient as well as their family members in addition to liaising with the MDT
  • Knowledgeable about colorectal cancer and colorectal surgery and the services available for them pre and post operatively.
  • As a CNS you will largely work autonomously
  • Promote ERAS

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care.

We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients with intestinal failure, colorectal patients/carers and the multi-professional team.
  • A skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the management team, participating in service/policy development.
  • Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of colorectal patients, including patients who have developed intestinal failure andpatients who require stoma care, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated/audited.
  • Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities including resource and bleep-holder responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a high level of practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring, assessment and observation of fistula/stoma/bowel function and undertaking defined expanded clinical roles.
  • Develop and educate staff groups, patients and carers within defined areas, participating in supervision and mentorship as required.
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.
  • Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.
  • Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.
  • Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.
  • Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control at all times.

  • For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

    Clifford Bridge Road, Walsgrave


    CV2 2DX

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