IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
November 28, 2022
Offerd Salary:£41,659 - £47,672
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IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist Band 7

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Band 7




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£41,659 - £47,672 pa

Salary period



28/11/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) has a unique and exciting opportunity for a band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the IBD nursing team.

This fantastic opportunity to join a regional and nationally recognised team leading the way in inflammatory bowel disease, which is enthusiastic and dedicated in providing high quality, patient centred care.

You will join a small team of passionate IBD nurses specialists who work closely with a broad multidisciplinary, research and development teams.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

As part of the nursing service some of your duties will include a telephone advice line, virtual clinics and transitional clinics. You will also be involved in service improvement, development and research associated with the specialty.

You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team and wider services to deliver and develop a fast paced, innovative service, which offers patient focused, high quality care. You will lead by example with positive role modelling to enhance collaborative working.

You will work collaboratively with specialist teams, CCGs and Primary Care Trusts, crossing care boundaries and providing clinical expertise to other health care professionals.

What we're looking for

The successful candidate will need to have experience of the clinical nurse specialist role on a background of GI nursing. You will be an enthusiastic nurse who is organized and self-motivated who aspires to further their career in IBD nursing.

You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills. Good IT skills, telephone skills and the ability to project manage and problem solve to support the team.

If you have experience within IBD or wider GI specialty and demonstrate a positive attitude, enthusiasm and flexibility then we would like you to be part of our team.

We can offer you excellent opportunities to network professional boundaries and will support your professional and personal development.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Monday, 05 December 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • IT skills (Word processing, excel, email and internet as a minimum)
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings / clinics if required, by prior arrangement
  • Desirable criteria
  • Organisational, business and service planning awareness
  • Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Level 7 Post Grad Cert (Min 60 Credits) , Master's Degree with of knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant speciality training, experience or portfolioin relevant speciality or equivalent level
  • Specialist training / Qualification in area of practice
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice
  • Supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Evidence of experience and completion of all band 6 competencies within relevant speciality
  • Desirable criteria
  • Counselling / advanced communication skills qualification / training
  • Leadership Qualification / training
  • History Taking and Physical Assessment Course
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Specialist clinical skills and experience within specialist area
  • Evidence of policy development and implementation
  • Evidence of change Management, leadership and innovation
  • Clinical experience at Band 6 or equivalent within relevant speciality
  • Desirable criteria
  • Development / use of integrated patient care pathways
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience of nurse –led care / clinics in own practice
  • Team leadership role
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Evidence of work / life balance
  • Desirable criteria
  • Interests / activities indicating teamwork, leadership, stress management
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    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
  • Job Description (PDF, 269.3KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 340.4KB)
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