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Senior Specialist Nurse (Nutrition)

Job Reference: 358-1103177-CSI-B

University Hospitals of Leicester
Nutritional Nursing
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£30,401 - £43,772


University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Nutrition and Dietetic Service




SENIOR SPECIALIST NURSE – Nutrition Support Team


Band: 7 (or Band 6 considered whilst undergoing up to 12 month competency based training programme with re-banding to Band 7 following successful completion)


Salary: Band 6 or 7 depending on experience


Hours: 1.0wte post (37.5 hours per week)


Contract: Permanent


Base: Leicester Royal Infirmary


Have you a solid background in adult nutritional support and enjoy team based working?


We are looking for a highly motivated, committed individual to lead on the clinical nursing aspects of our established multi-professional adult nutrition support team (NST) at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. You will be joining a core expert MDT of Dietitians and Nutrition Nurse Specialists with support from wider Leicester Intestinal Failure Team (LIFT) Colleagues in medical gastroenterology, pharmacy, chemical pathology and microbiology, with further interface with other relevant specialities such as gastrointestinal surgery, neurology, radiology, endoscopy and vascular access.




You will provide senior specialist nutrition nurse care, support and advice for patients requiring both enteral and parenteral nutrition support using advanced knowledge and skills of methods of administrating artificial nutritional support, insertion techniques and management of complications.




The role is diverse and includes:-




    • Leading on a comprehensive nursing service to adult inpatients requiring Parenteral Nutrition (PN), Home PN and enterally fed inpatients via a multi-professional nutrition support team round, outpatient clinics, MDT meetings.


    • Developing a specialist nursing service as part of the NST to manage complications for adult enterally fed community patients.


    • Providing effective communication on all aspects of artificial nutrition support and nutritional management of intestinal failure and represent the service at key internal/external trust meetings e.g. HPN service review meetings, UHL Trust Nutrition & Hydration Assurance Meeting.


    • Developing Trust corporate nurse training and leading on the NST implementation of bespoke enteral and parenteral nutrition support training packages.


    • Leading on quality and risk management issues around nursing aspects of the NST


Line manage Band 6 Nutrition Nurses within the NST




Excellent communication skills are essential. You will have a great opportunity to develop clinical leadership skills. All applicants are required to have extensive knowledge and experience of working with patients with intestinal failure requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition support.




We are a progressive service which actively contributes to the Trusts and the national clinical governance agenda and have established clinical audit, R & D and policy/strategy programmes. The service is committed to CPD and personal development and has well defined clinical supervision systems in place.




Applications will be considered for a Band 6 Specialist Nurse Post which will have up to a 12 month competency based training programme and after successful completion rebanding to a Band 7 Senior Specialist Nurse.









For further details / informal visits contact:

Interested and want more information?


Contact Melanie Baker, Clinical Project Manager, Tel: 0116 258 6988 or Cathy Steele, Clinical Dietetic Manager/ Head of Service to UHL NHS Trust Tel: 0116 258 5095/5837. Email:

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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