Nurse Specialist - Urology
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We have an exciting opportunity available within Surgical and associated services, (board 6) to join a small team within the Urology department, as a Band 7 Specialist nurse within the stone centre at Freeman hospital. This role would be suited to an experienced nurse who is looking to work independently, gaining skills as an autonomous practitioner, whilst developing their knowledge and leadership skills.
This role will be working in a small team with a wider support network from within the board. Newcastle Urology at the Freeman Hospital is the most experienced provider of lithotripsy treatment in the North East of England.
This specialist technique treats stones which have developed in the kidney and ureter and an innovative and minimally invasive technique called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is used to treat the stones without the need for surgery. This minimally invasive treatment sees patients attend the unit, have treatment and return home on the same day.
- Interview date: 11 March 2024
- 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
As part of this role the successful candidate will predominantly run the service, with oversight of Matron/deputy matron, be involved in continuous service improvement and development. The post holder will be involved with co-ordination of MDT, and will be expected to be part of and attend the Theatre allocation meeting. There will be an expectation to line manage the Band 6 and Good communication skills will be essential within this role.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 16,000 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 2 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:Demonstrates significant advanced knowledge and skills within specialityand sphere of practice.
Take a lead role facilitating the planning, delivery and evaluation of carepathways for a designated group of patients.
Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
Have corporate identity as an expert within specialist area.
Lead and provide training and education across the organisation inrelevant area of practice.
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.
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.
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).