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Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist- Colorectal Surgery

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A new and exciting role has become available within the Colorectal CNS team based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Due to the expansion of our regional Intestinal Failure service, we now have a new full-time position as a Band 7 Colorectal CNS, specialising in Intestinal Failure. The Colorectal CNS team provides care and support for patients undergoing treatment for a variety of colorectal conditions including Colorectal cancer, IBD as well as Intestinal failure. This post involves working alongside the Intestinal Failure MDT and acting as an expert resource for fistula care and fistuloclysis. As this is a senior position within the team, experience and knowledge surrounding the speciality of colorectal nursing is essential.

Main duties of the job

Our team provides care and support for patients on both an in-patient and outpatient basis. We provide stoma care and fistula care for patients during their hospital stay and also through our nurse led outpatient clinics and telephone clinics, therefore evidence of expertise in this field will be necessary. The ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team is essential in this position, and effective time management skills will be required. Education of patients, carers and ward staff is also a large part of our role, and the successful candidate will be committed to providing teaching and act as a mentor to junior members of staff. You will be expected to be part of research projects in order to further develop the service and ensure that the highest standard of evidence-based care is provided to our patients. There are plentiful opportunities for professional development available and attending and presenting at educational events and conferences will be supported and encouraged.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult / Child Nurse on the NMC Register (Field dependent upon role)
  • Evidence of post registration CPD / Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7
  • Recognised mentorship course



  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC.
  • Significant years post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at B6 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment.
  • Experience of patient service user advocacy role
  • Can demonstrate expert nursing knowledge with an ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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