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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Upper GI





Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:31/03/2018

About the facility

At HCA Healthcare UK we have a large Cancer Network, providing world-class cancer care across multiple hospitals and facilities, these include but are not limited to; LOC, The Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington Hospital, The Lister Hospital, London Bridge Hospital and our NHS Joint Ventures. With this comprehensive network we have the facilities and expertise to diagnose, treat and support the recovery of patients with all forms and stages of cancer. Our expert team brings together word-leading surgeons, Haematologists, Oncologists and Nursing staff to deliver the highest standard of care.

We are currently recruiting a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Upper Gastroenterology) to be part of this growing GI clinical team consisting of world renowned experts from top NHS institutions in London. You will have the ability to grow and develop your nursing career, academically and professionally, whilst working at the forefront of the cancer healthcare industry.

We offer competitive salaries and exclusive employee benefits package.

The post will be mainly based in facilities within the W1 area.

Job Description

The UGI Clinical Nurse Specialist will deliver an expert specialist nursing service. You should have excellent communication skills demonstrating a high level of clinical expertise when identifying and caring for the specific needs of GI Cancer patients and their families throughout their whole cancer journey. 

You will be a defined point of contact for patients, their families/carers and other healthcare professionals assessing patients’ health related and nursing needs, identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care.

The post holder will work autonomously carrying a clinical caseload and be expected to work closely with other members of the multi-professional team. You will act as a role model providing clinical leadership in GI Cancer care to other members of the MDT and actively be involved in weekly multidisciplinary meetings. 

In conjunction with other members of the GI team, you will take a lead role operationally clinically and strategically working with multi-professional teams across the nominated geographical region to develop excellence in GI Cancer Care. 

This is a full time post, 37.5 hours per week with typical shifts being 9-5pm. Some flexibility will be required in working outside of these hours when liaising with consultants.

If you are a dynamic individual with the ability to motivate and influence others, the ability to work both independently and as part of a specialist team this could be the role for you. 

Salary: £40-50k per annum, dependant on experience.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Gastroenterology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) provides clinical expertise to all the relevant departmental teams

  • They are responsible and accountable for their own practice within the clinical area and for delivering a quality service to all stakeholders within HCA

  • They are responsible for identifying areas of their service for development; then implementing and evaluating change using current research, audit and experience.

  • To achieve the highest possible standard of nursing care that balances customer satisfaction with the most efficient use of resources.

  • Work independently to support our patients, Consultants, nursing teams and Allied Health Professionals within their defined scope of practice.

  • To be an educational resource to both patients and their families/carers and all clinical staff

  • They proactively promote their service within HCA, participating in relevant forums.

Skills and Experience

  • First level Registered General Nurse

  • First level degree in related subject or undertaking a degree pathway

  • Post-basic qualification in clinical specialty related to practice area.

  • Evidence of continued professional development

  • Relevant post registration experience in gastroenterology and colorectal nursing

  • Experience of teaching

  • Ability to support and influence change

  • Ability to impart complex information to patients, relatives and carers, with different levels of understanding

About the Individual

The successful candidate will have a positive, enthusiastic, flexible attitude and be willing to learn from those around them, whilst contributing towards a best practice environment. They will be comfortable working autonomously as well as part of a team and be keen to share knowledge and ideas throughout the group. Finally, they will have a customer focused mind set, working to ensure high standards of patient care at all times, working towards the continued success of the department at all times.