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Stoma Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, London

Last update 2024-02-27
Expires 2024-02-26
ID #1897391260
Stoma Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, London
United Kingdom, London, London,
Modified October 25, 2023


Employer heading Stoma Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Band 7 Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.The Trust has 7,500 staff and we have recently invested in our workforce to grow our establishment across a number of key services. In 2020 we won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. We are accredited as a flexible working employer offering a number of flexible working options for staff. We are also accredited as a London Living Wage employer for our substantive, bank and contractors. Job overview An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Stoma Care Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. This position will be for Lewisham Hospital and the local community.We require a nurse who really cares about the contribution they make to patient care, their working environment and colleagues.As a Stoma Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will need to be able to work autonomously, as part of a small team and with the greater multi - disciplinary team.The Specialist nurse will provide care in both the hospital and community settings; supporting, assessing, treating and reviewing the management of all stoma patients. All age groups are offered the clinical Nurse’s expertise from preoperative preparation, learning to care for a new stoma during hospital admission and post discharge with home visits and/ or nurse led clinic appointments.The Specialist nurse will require excellent communication skills to relay information and training to the patient, their family and carers. Also, for all staff within the trust and those involved in the patients care in the community. Main duties of the job We welcome applicants who have had experience at band 6 or 7 with a particular interest in stoma care.Experience in colorectal, gastroenterology and urology nursing are advantageous.We will offer training and support to the successful applicant, both in house and externally through relevant formal education.A car driver with use of a car and business insurance is essential. Working for our organisation Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations: Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership developmentWidening access (anchor institution) and employabilityImproving the experience of staff with disabilityImproving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and developmentMaking equalities mainstream Detailed job description and main responsibilities Job Summary: In line with the Trust’s Annual Business Plan you will provide a high quality advanced expert nursing/midwifery practice and cost-effective service to patients requiring routine and emergency care, from outpatients, pre-admission through to discharge and review at home.The postholder will provide expert stoma advice, treatment and care to all stoma patients within the hospital and local community setting. The service covers adult and paediatric services. Please note it is essential that the postholder is a car driver with access to a car.The Division aims to provide an environment conducive to the on-going development of all staff and advancements in the quality of the service by ensuring provision of a high standard of training, teaching and clinical care within the acute/community setting.To provide clinical support carrying out independently or assisting with interventional/investigational procedures in which full training has been undertaken based on clinical practice standards.The Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Midwife will be an advanced and experienced practitioner within their speciality. The role of Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Midwife requires a high degree of personal professional autonomy and making clinical judgements. Taking sole and joint responsibility for the patient and procedure during diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures to ensure a successful patient based outcome within the acute/community setting, which will require assessment, planning and implementation of treatment.To give advice and guidance both to Consultants and other speciality professionals on interventional procedures and clinical practice.To be responsible for the nursing/midwifery leadership within the specialty and giving support and guidance within the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the high quality care given to patients, in accordance with clinical governance. The postholder will ensure delivery and expansion of an expert and advanced nurse-led/midwife-led service through effective interdisciplinary care, utilising clinical and managerial expertise, which will include a review of the effectiveness of treatment. Key Result Areas & Performance:All the following are to be carried out while working in close collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team led by a Consultant. To demonstrate clinical expertise within the speciality and work autonomously, managing own allocated clinics independently and seeking guidance/support when necessary. To co-ordinate the specialty care within the Trust/CCG, including outreach clinics within the region.To become an essential member, and point of contact and resource for the multi-disciplinary team and patients and carers.Carries out diagnostic/therapeutic interventions as an independent practitioner, interprets, writes reports and commences further possible treatment on the basis of the findings.Carries out complex therapeutic/investigational procedures under indirect supervision of the Consultant. Ensuring that they are carried out using safe practice and under agreed guidelines/protocols to ensure that the highest possible standard is obtained based on competent clinical practice.To demonstrate the ability to develop new skills, to provide an expert high quality, nurse-led service/midwifery-led service.To provide ongoing follow-up care and support (home visits / telephone support / nurse/midwife led clinics / outpatient clinics and outreach clinics)To develop the service in a structured interdisciplinary way, initiating on-going change and progression in the expanding role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Midwife.To develop interdisciplinary clinical management protocols and work within them.Autonomously or in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, manage the care of patients carrying out relevant interventions, within agreed clinical protocols and in line with current practice/trends.To offer a supportive service to patients and their carers, disseminating specialist knowledge enabling individuals to try and adapt to any changes to their body image and life experiences. Liaising with other healthcare professionals when necessary.To provide, promote and maintain a support and advice service to patients and their carers, to include provision of information giving from diagnosis through to all stages of the disease process, in liaison with relevant healthcare professionals.To maintain accurate and legible records of all clinical and legal documentation with regard to Statutory and Trust policies.To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care within the acute and community settingTo control patient admission via direct referral and with consultant guidance and supervision.Be aware of, understand, and act upon the Divisional Business Plan, with particular reference to nursing/midwifery care, in order to participate in the re-formulation of nursing/midwifery aspects of the plan.When required, investigate the nursing/midwifery aspects of incidents/complaints and initiate corrective action. Workforce To line manage, a cohort of staff ensuring HR processes are followed.To provide advanced specialist knowledge and education, acting as a clinical resource to the Trust, CCG and Trust affiliated Universities.In conjunction with Ward Managers and Heads of Departments and the CCG assess learning needs and organise training and teaching programmes to fulfil the areas and individuals’ learning requirements within the specialty. Take part in the selection, orientation and development of relevant staff and students within the service.Promote staff confidence and competence and therefore assist job satisfaction and staff recruitment and retention.Identify the requirements to carry out the specialist role, implement and manage the service, developing the role in line with patient and service needs. Financial Responsible for service budget.Take responsibility for the effective and efficient use of resources, being aware of resource requirements and limitations.Ensure all equipment and supplies in the clinical area are maintained to enable delivery of efficient and safe care.Evaluate equipment and make recommendations relevant to purchasing policies in conjunction with Procurement.Authorise the issue of appropriate appliances to patients within the Trust and community setting. Partnerships Communications and RelationshipsPossess excellent communication skills to facilitate the collaboration between all professionals in the complete care and management of all patients within their speciality.Work in partnership with Ward Managers and Consultants and extended members of the multidisciplinary team, within the Trust and community in order to provide a coherent patient-centred service.To ensure effective communication networks are established and maintained with all disciplines, patients and relatives/carers, to include Community Health Care Teams.To communicate highly sensitive information, opens barriers to information. Demonstrates sensitivity, empathy and reassurance.To provide advice, support and education to both inpatients and outpatients who may use the service, to include the development and regular reviews of relevant written patient and carer information.To access effective clinical supervision to allow personal reflection on own practice and self-development both personally and professionally.To be an active member of the Lead Nurse Group and other relevant external specialist groups.Develop links within the Trust and outside agencies to organise and implement practical instruction for HCAs, Pre-Registration and Post-Registration nursing/midwifery staff and Medical staff both in a theoretical and a clinical setting.Support and assist other specialties within the Trust with relevant clinical issues and those of service development.Act as a resource for specialist knowledge and skills related to care and for the development of research-based practice.Represent their speciality clinically, both internally within the Trust, and externally.Act as a representative of the Trust at local/national educational meetingsPromote and undertake, where appropriate, nursing/midwifery research and to publish the outcome in order to update own knowledge and promote excellence in clinical practice.Be aware of and participate as necessary in clinical research trials for patients, liaising with relevant Healthcare professionals.Utilise research findings, where applicable, in the delivery of specialist patient care, disseminating relevant information to colleagues. Person specification

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Stoma care clinical nurse specialist

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