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Clinical Nurse Specialist- Colorectal

Princess Grace Hospital – London
Full time
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Clinical Nurse Specialist-Colorectal (Surgical)

The Princess Grace Hospital
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Competitive

We are recruiting for an experienced Colorectal CNS to join our major Colorectal Surgical Centre at HCA Healthcare The Princess Grace Hospital.  The Princess Grace is a centre for the complex care of Digestive Disease and this is an exciting opportunity to offer bespoke patient and family centred care and counselling from pre-assessment through to aftercare. As well as working closely with the Colorectal surgeons, this post also involves working alongside the Intestinal Failure MDT and acting as an expert resource person. As this is a senior position within the team, experience and knowledge surrounding the speciality of colorectal nursing is essential.

The successful candidate:

  • To participate in the HCA W1 CNS rota for triaging referrals within Straight to Test service.
  • To effectively manage a caseload of inpatients/clients reviewing them daily.
  • To be able to request and interpret investigatory results and to request radiological investigations
  • To ensure that patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical and social support.
  • To establish clear lines of communication within the specialty team to ensure cohesive multidisciplinary management of patients.
  • To link with healthcare teams in order to increase knowledge and facilitate the care of this group of people in the community.
  • To be actively involved in the fortnightly Colorectal MDT meeting.
  • To work in collaboration with the wider MDT
  • Our team provides care and support for patients at all points on the surgical pathway from preassessment consultation/counselling, in-patient and post discharge follow up calls and support to all patients having major surgery.
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team is essential in this position, and effective time management skills will be required.
  • Education of patients, carers and ward staff is also a large part of our role, and the successful candidate will be committed to providing teaching and act as a mentor to junior members of staff.
  • The post-holder will support the development and evaluation of the colorectal cancer service using the Key worker role to improve and maintain standards of patient care and promote a seamless service within a multi-disciplinary framework.
  • The post-holder will support the delivery of a comprehensive nurse-led service that is holistic in its approach, evidence based and meets the individual needs of colorectal cancer patients.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • NMC registered nurse
  • Experienced in utilising the ERAS protocol
  • Advanced Assessment (Post grad)
  • Cancer Keyworker experience
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in Colorectal surgical and Intestinal Failure 


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Colorectal CNS you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

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