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Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Main area
317 Urology Specialty - FH
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-02-031-A
Site
Trustwide
Town
317 Trustwide
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
10/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
26/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Urology Specialist Nurse team in a new role which will support the pathway for patients requiring elective urology surgery.  This role will help to guide the patient pathway by supporting clinical prioritisation of both elective day case and elective inpatient admissions.  Patients will be referred into the service for surgery and this role will provide expert knowledge and skills in supporting identification and planning for appropriate day case / admission.

 

  • Interview Date: 26 July 2022
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week

  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The Day Treatment Centre has been designed to provide facilities within Newcastle Hospitals to enhance and increase patient activity and this Urology Specialist Nurse will be part of the Urology multidisciplinary team and will support this activity and patient pathway by providing clinical support and expertise in organising and planning for the elective surgery. The role will oversee preadmission patient selection and optimisation and will provide support and guidance post operatively to promote a more streamlined journey and experience for this group of patients. This will include the management of patients who may need to return for ongoing care post day case surgery, for example patients discharged with urinary catheter in situ who will subsequently require catheter removal.

You will require extensive knowledge, skills and experience of the patient pathways through elective surgery and you will need to have knowledge and awareness of patient needs and requirements throughout these pathways. You will also need to have insight into the specific requirements of urology surgical patients. You will be required to have enhanced communication and coordination skills to ensure that suitable patients are prioritised and listed / admitted for elective urology surgery.

You will work closely with both the Day Treatment Centre and the Urology Department facilitating effective pathways of care for elective surgical patients

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse  specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.
  • Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Demonstrates significant advanced knowledge and skills within speciality and sphere of practice.
  • Take a lead role facilitating the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Have corporate identity as an expert within specialist area.
  • Lead and provide training and education across the organisation in relevant area of practice.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree level / Master’s level study, or a combination of equivalent specialist study / experience
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
Desirable criteria
  • Master’s Degree
  • Management experience / qualification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Extensive post registration experience, some of which will be at a senior level within the required specialist area of practice
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment
  • Audit / research experience
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leading programme(s) of education and / or training

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
  • Moving and handling patients and objects in line with Trust guidelines using appropriate aids

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Julia Ibbotson
Job title
Matron
Email address
julia.ibbotson2@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2448960