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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/03/2020.

Clinical Nurse Specialist for Nutrition

Job Reference: 377-MED32434

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Nutrition Nurse Service at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for a motivated individual to take on the position of Band 6 Nutrition Nurse Specialist. This is a full-time temporary post which we can offer as a fixed term contract or secondment opportunity for 12 months, however this post may become permanent. Working Monday to Friday, the post will be based at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, covering the Community and any of the 3 hospital sites as required.

The post holder will carry responsibility for a defined caseload and will offer “specialist service advice”. This will include the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The post holder will act as an expert nurse and provide advice and intervention to a patient group, promote a seamless service within a multi-professional framework and will contribute to the development of the speciality service.

The post holder will ensure a seamless pathway for community patients requiring assessment/insertion of enteral feeding tubes. This will include liaising with Dietetic Colleagues, reviewing patients in clinic with Consultant, organising Best Interest Meetings as required. The post holder will help to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for patients with enteral feeding tubes. This will be achieved through the core dimensions of the role, clinical practice, leadership, and acting as the patient advocate and through audit and education. The trust values the contribution of specialist / experts and supports the post holder contributing to the development of nursing aligned to the organisations objectives and goals.

The post is based at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, one of 3 hospitals which make up the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, serving a population of around 550,000. The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is well situated in the heart of West Yorkshire, with excellent travel links, being located close to the M1 and M62 motorways and rail networks. The Trust is in close proximity to Leeds and it's renowned shopping, museums and theatres, as well as being just a short distance from the Yorkshire Dales

When applying for this post it is essential that you read the job description and person specification. Use the “supporting information” space on the application form to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and previous experience meet the job description requirements and which clinical areas you have experience in.

You must currently be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

It is essential that you have daily access to a vehicle as part of this role is community based.


For further information please contact Charlie Crabtree, Nutrition Nurse Team Leader, 07795317595

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