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Band 7- Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hysteroscopy

Employer
West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
St Albans
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
Nurse Hysteroscopist

A year fixed term full-time position for a Nurse Hysteroscopist has become available in the Hysteroscopy Team based St Alban's City Hospital. The post holder will be part of a Rapid Access Team providing quick appointments, testing and treatment to patients.

They will support the managers and lead nurses in the development of hysteroscopy services, ensuring high standards of practice and they are within statutory requirements.

This post if for 37.5hrs per week and the shift pattern will be any times between Monday to Friday 07:30 to 18:00hrs, depending on the needs of the service.

It is a fixed term contract for 12 months, with the view to becoming permanent if nurse-led clinics with Hysteroscopy are successful.

Main duties of the job

The applicant must be a certified independent Nurse Hysteroscopist having completed the Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Therapeutic Management postgraduate (level 7) Diploma with the British Society of Gynaelogical Endoscopy (BSGE).

Having a sound specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience the successful applicant will manage their own clinics, be able to assess the care needs of patients referring for further investigations or consultation as appropriate.

There is an expectation to undertake audit and research both independently and in collaboration with others to improve hysteroscopy services.

With the Clinical Lead for hysteroscopy regularly critically analyse the management of cases, reviewing the rationale for decision making when managing women with complex pathologies.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.We are a flexible working employerAt West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

https://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/flexibleworking/

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be a certified independent Nurse Hysteroscopist having completed the Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Therapeutic Management postgraduate (level 7) Diploma with the British Society of Gynaelogical Endoscopy (BSGE).

To assess care needs of patients referring for further investigations or consultation as appropriate.

Act as an advisor to other members of the multidisciplinary team and outside referrers regarding treatments.

Assist Consultants and team with diagnostic and once competent hysteroscopic advanced procedures.

To support the managers and lead nurses in the ongoing development of the hysteroscopy services, ensuring high standards of practice and within statutory requirements.

To manage own caseload of nurse led clinics for women referred to the hysteroscopy service.

Sound specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience.

In addition to accreditation within the BSGE have an interest in further study if required by the colposcopy and hysteroscopy services.

Undertake audit and research both independently and in collaboration with others to improve colposcopy and hysteroscopy services.

To act as an educational resource for other health professionals within the Trust and primary care.

Be responsible for own professional and clinical development, to maintain and advance professional knowledge and skills, complying with BSGE, RCOG guidelines, protocols and standards of care and practice within Hysteroscopy.

When required along with other Hysteroscopists critically analyse the management of hysteroscopic cases, peer review rationale for decision making & problem-solving skills used when managing women with complex pathologies.

Person Specification

Education and qualification

Essential

  • oRegistered General Nurse with current NMC
  • oBSc in Nursing or Health Studies
  • oTeaching certificate or evidence of teaching / mentoring
  • oPost Graduate Diploma in Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Therapeutic Management with accreditation to British Society Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).


Desirable

  • oNon-medical prescriber.
  • oConfident in the use of PGD's.
  • oEvidence of postgraduate study. Counselling Course or equivalent.


Knowledge

Essential

  • oHighly developed specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience
  • oWell-developed and practiced IT skills.
  • oAbility to deal with sensitive and difficult issues


Experience

Essential

  • oSignificant experience within Women's Health
  • oProven evidence of management experience and leadership qualities.
  • oExperience in clinical governance.


Desirable

  • oExperience of undertaking and / or nursing research.
  • oExperience of collaborating with other agencies.
  • oPresentation skills both informal and formal


Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

St Albans City Hospital

St Albans City Hospital

St Albans

AL3 5PN

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