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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/04/2021.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 265-3052173

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Gastroenterology Medical Staff
Northampton, Northampton
£31,365 - £37,890

Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital have embarked on an exciting journey to become a University Hospitals Group, serving the whole of Northamptonshire and beyond through closer alignment and partnership with University of Leicester, University of Northampton and all other University partners. University of Leicester, with Northampton and Kettering Group, is committed to enhancing the partnership between academia and the NHS in Northamptonshire. A strong synergy between organisations is the key to success, major contributions made by consultant colleagues to the academic mission through research, teaching, education, clinical leadership, enterprise and innovation recognised by the award of a range of honorary titles from Honorary Fellow to Honorary Professor.

With four teaching schools (Allied Health Professions, Biological Sciences, Leicester Medical School, Psychology), six research departments (Cardiovascular Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology hosting the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, Health Sciences hosting the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Respiratory Sciences), the College’s mission is to pursue the highest standards of research, education, training in biomedical and related subjects, to apply this knowledge and expertise to enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of populations, locally and in the world. The high calibre of our academic endeavour is increasingly being recognised. In the 2020 Shanghai International ranking, the Medical School in Leicester was ranked 20 (of 3,000 medical schools); Leicester was 5th in the UK (Highest rank for clinical medicine outside of the Golden Triangle). In April 2017 NIHR Biomedical Research Centre commenced, a collaboration between University of Leicester, University of Loughborough and University Hospitals of Leicester. The BRC brings together the work of Respiratory Medicine, Cardiovascular Science, Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity.

Band 6 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist to cover 15 hours per week- Permanent Contract

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is an 800 bedded acute Trust. It provides general acute services to a population of 380,000 and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living throughout the whole of Northamptonshire, a population of 691,952. The Trust is also a cancer centre delivering cancer services to a wider population of 880,000, the whole of Northamptonshire, and parts of Buckinghamshire.

This role is to support the existing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) service. We provide outpatient and inpatient care to patients with IBD. Nurse-led face-to-face clinics are provided on site with a daily Advice Line service. Following training, the successful candidate will see in-patients on an ad hoc basis to discuss diagnosis, treatment options and give psychological support and will be required to review scripts for patients on biological therapies. The successful candidate will be supported the Lead IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist and a team of nine Consultant Gastroenterologists.

We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse to join the team to provide and promote an expert nursing service. You will need to show motivation and initiative within the clinical area delivering an effective nurse-led service for patients with IBD. The role will involve working closely with the local medical and nursing teams to ensure delivery of outstanding high quality care to this patient group. This will involve managing a caseload of patients addressing their physical, psychological and spiritual needs. The post would suit someone keen to develop specialist skills in physical assessment with an interest in IBD.

The successful candidate will ensure that patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical support and clear information. The successful candidate will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide a seamless service to patients in line with current research and guidelines.

All suitable applicants should meet the following criteria;
• Registered Adult Nurse
• Valid NMC registration
• Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
• Experience with IBD patients desirable, but not essential

For further details and/or an informal visit, please contact Tracey Shaul, IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist on 01604 545738

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Tracey Shaul

Job title: IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist

Email address:

Telephone number: 01604 545738

Additional contact information

For further details and/or an informal visit, please contact Tracey Shaul, IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist on 01604 545738

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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