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Clinical Nurse Specialist Endocrinology

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum in HCAS
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with an interest in Endocrinology to join our established multidisciplinary team to help deliver high quality endocrine care to patients and healthcare professionals within the Trust.

The post-holder will deliver an endocrine investigation service and provide evidence-based care to patients with chronic endocrine conditions with responsibility for an outpatient caseload including independent prescribing within a defined scope of practice. The post-holder will liaise with colleagues across the primary-secondary care interface to support safe and efficient care.

Applicants are expected to be registered on Part 1 of the NMC register and ideally hold NMP (non-medical prescribing) status. Prior experience and accredited CPD in endocrinology and evidence of knowledge and independent working in this speciality will be viewed favourably. Support will be provided in-post for continuing professional development including training to ensure appropriate competencies, as outlined in Society for Endocrinology endocrine nursing competency framework.

This post would suit any experienced nurse with an interest in endocrinology who is looking for a new and exciting challenge with career progression opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Work with a high degree of autonomy, within agreed guidelines and scope ofpractice to provide high quality, evidenced based advice to outpatients with stable endocrine conditions including, but not limited to, thyroid virtual clinic and nurse led adrenal incidentaloma clinic.

Undertake patient encounters as combination of face to face and virtualpatient reviews for individuals on caseload. Maintain clinical responsibility,within area of expertise, for patients on caseload in conjunction withconsultant support and regular MDT meetings.

Keep accurate contemporaneous written and electronic documentation ofpatient encounters, care plans and reports in accordance with informationgovernance principles.

Act as a role model in expert practice facilitating and supporting the delivery of effective patient care.

The post holder may be asked to work flexibly within a 6-day working week in conjunction with colleagues.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*See JD for full description*
  • Participate and contribute to consultant led multidisciplinary meetings and clinical governance.
  • Facilitate and participate in Trust wide groups that require specialist nurse input.
  • Provide appropriate and consistent professional advice to other senior members of the care team, acting as a point of contact in times of difficulty and when support is required.
  • Identify and promote areas for practice development, including guidelines and procedures to support the delivery of care. Ensure that nursing care is evidence based.
  • Adhere to strict compliance with Trust Infection Control policies andprocedures and ensure junior staff and learners are aware of theirresponsibility, observe staff practice and advise/educate as necessary.
  • Work in partnership with multidisciplinary colleagues and act in an expert advisory capacity to departmental colleagues and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

For further information or an informal visit, please contact Joy Peter (Diabetes/Endocrine Specialist Nurse) on 07824431048 or Dr Catherine Mitchell, Consultant Endocrinologist on 01895279229.

Person Specification

Person Specification


  • Registered Nurse with NMC registration
  • Evidence of knowledge of competencies in aspects of Endocrinology experience
  • Evidence of awareness of health care issues, policies, and implications in practice
  • Experience of endocrine testing, and common endocrine conditions
  • Evidence of knowledge of competencies in aspects of Endocrinology experience
  • Evidence of interest in continuing professional development in areas of specialism
  • Evidence of cannulation and phlebotomy skills needed for delivery of endocrine testing service
  • Flexibility
  • Capable of working and making decisions under own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)


  • Accredited post graduate course Endocrinology
  • Registered Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Evidence of advanced (proficient/expert) competencies e.g. Society for Endocrinology Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing
  • Experience developing clinical guidelines, incident reporting, quality improvement and audit
  • Evidence of advanced (proficient/expert) competencies e.g., Society for Endocrinology Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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