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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Lower GI Triage Assessment Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 214-SRG20-09-07

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-In-Ashfield
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with five Outstanding services.

Safe, patient centred care is delivered by well supported people and in 2018 and 2019 colleagues at Sherwood rated us the best Acute Trust in the Midlands. In 2019, in the Freedom to Speak Up Index, we were the top rated Acute Trust in the East Midlands.

We provide outstanding healthcare from modern buildings and increasingly across the community to 500,000 people in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. We work with 5,000 colleagues in our three hospitals – King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community and we have well established relationships with partners in health and social care through the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We are growing an open, inclusive and diverse culture. We have an exciting future ahead of us and we would like you to be part of it.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT - 2020


We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse to join our team of General Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialists in the role of Lower GI Triage Assessment Nurse Specialist.

You will work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), under the line management of the Lead Colorectal Nurse specialist, in providing expert advice and support for patients referred to the triage service.

You will develop and deliver the patient pathway within the triage service, providing specialist nursing advice to colleagues and patients and support the Trust in achieving compliance with Urgent Suspected Cancer (USC) and Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting time targets and assist with delivering evidence based, clinical diagnostic protocols, including “straight to test (STT)”.

Using your highly advanced communication skills to support patients throughout the diagnostic pathway you will also ensure all relevant clinical information is available to the multi-disciplinary team. You will review and interpret all clinical investigatory results and determine next steps for patients; including discharge and referral back to GP, or referral to specialist services as required.

You will demonstrate a higher level of practice through the provision of specialist nursing knowledge and expertise in the delivery of diagnostic pathways, including lower GI suspected cancer. Maintaining robust communication channels with professional colleagues across a range of services, including primary, secondary and tertiary. You will be required to work autonomously, identifying and maintaining supportive networks; but escalating as appropriate for supervision of complex caseloads. You will be required to work within the Nursing and Midwifery code of conduct, standards, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives, and relevant NMC, NICE and Trust policies and guidelines.

The successful applicant must be a Registered Nurse with significant post registration experience with relevant experience in cancer, surgical or endoscopy nursing.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Louise smith - Lead Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist 01623 622515 ext 6882

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on 01623 622515 ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £47.50 plus VAT for an enhanced and £29.50 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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