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Colorectal Nurse Specialist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Tyneside
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join the well-established Northumbria Colorectal Nursing Team as arisen. The full time post holder will be part of a dynamic team playing a pivotal role in leading and delivering the colorectal nursing service and will be a key member of the team in delivering high quality patient care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to practice autonomously and demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in relation to the care of colorectal patients. The post holder will run nurse led clinics, break bad news and co-ordinate and facilitate effective health care delivery. Leadership, innovation, motivation and excellent communication skills are essential as is the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

The ability to be flexible and organised in the workplace with a passion for delivering a quality and successful service is essential. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individual with the ability to work in a potentially demanding and diverse workflow and to work on his/her own initiative, as a member of a growing team. There is the potential opportunity in the future to develop and expand the role to train to undertake endoscopy training.

For full details, please see the Job Description and person Specification. All applicants would be encouraged to arrange a visit to the department.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate would be working as part of the wider colorectal multi-disciplinary team within the Surgical and Cancer directorate working across all sites with Northumberland and North Tyneside. The primary role of the colorectal nurse specialist includes providing information, advice and support for colorectal cancer patients, and those close to them, at all stages of their disease, including pre and post any surgical intervention, which may include stoma formation, and during oncology treatment.

A car driver is essential.

The base for this post will be NTGH but the post holder will work across all hospital sites within the trust.

The working hours are Monday to Friday. The post requires the ability to work till 6pm on some days.

Person Specification

Qualification/ Registration


  • 1 st Level live NMC required Registered Nurse
  • Registered Mentor
  • PP126/127 / D32/33 or equivalent
  • Degree supplemented by diploma level specialist training and experience or equivalent.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Tyneside

NE29 8NH

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