Nurse Specialist - Nutrition
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist within the Enteral Nutrition team at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals.
The post holder will be operational across both Freeman and Royal Victoria Infirmary sites, working with 3 fellow Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialists, Gastroenterologists and the wider multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be committed to the development of the service and the provision of nurse-led clinics, as well as following up patients in the community.
- Interview Date 10/10/2023
- 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will have a significant interest in enteral nutrition, helping to support patients with intermediate to long-term conditions as well as palliative care with a variety of enteral feeding tubes. The ability to liaise confidently, establish good networks across different specialties and care settings and maintain accurate record keeping is essential.
Training and education is a vital part of the role. This will include medical and nursing support as well as educating patients and their carers about the management of their feeding tubes. After relevant training, the post-holder will be required to insert Gastrostomy tubes in an endoscopy and theatre setting.
This post requires the successful applicant to be self-motivated with excellent organisational skills, a strong team working ethic and evidence of continued professional development.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.
Within the sphere of specialist practice:
- Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
- Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
- Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
- Contributes to training and education within specialist area.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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