Skip to main content

This job has expired

Nutritional Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stockport
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rota per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

View more

The vacancy has 1x37.5 (FT) and 1x32hrs (PT) available.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the nutrition support team in a rapidly expanding gastroenterology directorate. As an integral member of the gastroenterology clinical team the post holder will provide specialist care for patients requiring nutrition support (oral, enteral and parenteral). The post holder will join an established nutrition support team composed of: band 7 nutrition nurse, two consultant gastroenterologists with a specialist interest in nutrition, dietitian, SALT and consultant biochemist. Part of the duties will include co-leading a nutrition MDT and supporting up to two-three consultant ward rounds a week in addition to independent nutrition nurse led ward rounds. The nutrition nurse will receive in-house training on how to insert PEGs alongside the existing consultant gastroenterologists and nutrition nurse.The post holder would also be expected to form close working relationships with the community service to ensure continuity of care for patients receiving parenteral/enteral nutrition. This post will support all disciplines on matters pertaining to nutrition including but not exclusive to: clinical triage of PEG/NG/parenteral/eating disorder/short bowel referrals, audit, quality and risk management and policy writing.The post includes independent and consultant supported clinics, as well as inpatient support for all adult areas within the organisation.

Main duties of the job

Responsibility for the nursing management of patients admitted / treated with artificial nutrition supportTo provide expert nursing advice and support to patients and their families throughout the pathway, enabling them to make an informed choice based on all treatment options.Development and provision of training and advice to nursing and junior medicalstaff on the management of patients undergoing parenteral / enteral nutritionalsupport and intravenous therapiesTo provide psychological and emotional support for patients through the facilitation of relevant groups, counselling and information sharing.Support the development of policies, procedures and clinical protocols related to the service (i.e. parenteral / enteral nutrition, management of central line catheters.Participation in MDT meeting, contributing to the discussion and treatment planning/referral decisions.To act as a role model in expert practice facilitating and supporting the delivery ofdirect specialist patient care, assisting staff to develop appropriate plans of care for patients.To review service provision in light of critical incidents, patient feedback, national guidance, participate in root cause analysis as appropriate.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibility for the nursing management of patients admitted / treated with artificial nutrition support. To provide expert nursing advice and support to patients and their families throughout the pathway, enabling them to make an informed choice based on all treatment options. Development and provision of training and advice to nursing and junior medical staff on the management of patients undergoing parenteral / enteral nutritional support and intravenous therapiesTo provide psychological and emotional support for patients through the facilitation of relevant groups, counselling and information sharing.Support the development of policies, procedures and clinical protocols related to the service (i.e. parenteral / enteral nutrition, management of central line catheters.Participation in MDT meeting, contributing to the discussion and treatment planning/referral decisions. To act as a role model in expert practice facilitating and supporting the delivery of direct specialist patient care, assisting staff to develop appropriate plans of care for patients.To review service provision in light of critical incidents, patient feedback, national guidance, participate in root cause analysis as appropriate.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary.

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse - degree or equivalent level of education
  • Specialist post-graduate qualifications or equivalent experience


Desirable

  • Mentorship/teaching qualification
  • Leadership development programme
  • Relevant post graduate training re Nutritional care


Experience

Essential

  • Highly developed specialist experience caring for patients requiring nutritional support
  • Practical experience in teaching patients & staff
  • Experience of developing standards, guidelines and policies


Desirable

  • Post registration experience working as part of a MDT


Knowledge

Essential

  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of nutrition - National (NICE) Guidance
  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. risk management, audit
  • Knowledge of critical analysis and application of research to practice


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Acts on own initiative and problem-solves, utilising resources available
  • Effective communicator


Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove

Stockport

SK2 7JE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

362-A-24-6226059-A-A

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert