Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Department Urology
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 27/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-CNS-008
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 12 months
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated Registered Nurse to join our well-established Urology Nurse Specialist team. This fixed term post enables us to expand our Clinical Nursing Team  to develop and improve care for urological patients. We require a full-time (37.5 hour’s p/w Monday - Friday) Clinical Nurse Specialist to work as part of our multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will work, as part of the multidisciplinary team providing diagnosis, treatment and management of various urological conditions - catheter care, continence care, lithotripsy along with renal and benign cancer care. Considerable post registration experience is required, including experience in the area of urology.

We welcome applications from trained nurses with excellent communication and organisational skills, who offer a proactive approach to improving the urology patient’s experience. Using your clinical knowledge and skills you will provide advice and support to Urology patients across our two hospital sites, remotely and at community hospitals within the county.

Main duties of the job

  • Contribute to an evidence-based specialist nursing service, which is responsive to users needs, to a cohort of patients referred to the specialist service/MDT. Care will reflect current local protocols and national guidelines and will be delivered through face-to-face consultation or via telephone communication on a day-to-day basis.
  • Work clinically for 80% of the role demonstrating specialist skills in the holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for the cohort of patients within the specialist service. This will necessitate a degree of autonomy and advocacy, to ensure the delivery of appropriate care.
  • Contribute to the management of a cohort of patients and prioritise workload to meet patient and service need.

Working for our organisation

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate the ability and enthusiasm to develop within a large specialist nursing team. Show emerging talent for change management, an understanding of effective leadership incorporating the Trust values.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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