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Bladder and Bowel - Acute and Community Continence Service
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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ST Thomas' Hospital
£45,780 - £51,393 p.a. Inc HCA
Salary period
09/03/2021 23:59
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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Nurse Specialist - Integrated Acute & Community Continence Service

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with King’s College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of ‘good’. Our adult community services achieved a rating of ‘outstanding’.

The commitment of our 22,000 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Clinical Nurse Specialists Integrated Acute & Community Continence Service (IntACCS)

We are inviting applications from experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Nurse Specialists to work within the IntACCS.  We are an established and evolving service delivering expert care across the two London boroughs with the support of the largest and highest performing NHS trust in the UK.  The acute continence service focuses on older people with co-morbidity. Patients are in-patients trust wide and out-patients who are referred to the service. The post holder will be expected to conduct high quality nurse-led bladder and bowel clinics through either face to face, video or telephone consultations providing expertise in a range of bladder and bowel problems. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to contribute to developments within the service.

There are three members of the team. (1) a CNS – this post, (2) CNS lead part-time acute and community, (3) part-time acute Geriatrician. In addition, elderly Registrar who rotates in OPAU and attends clinic. The service works closely with urology, gynaecology, colorectal and community continence services. The post will involve closely working with the Geriatrician in OPAU clinic and will rotate in community continence across Lambeth & Southwark clinics, alongside contributing to the clinical governance framework of the service.

We offer a flexible work opportunities, a comprehensive induction programme with competency based learning and the support of a forward thinking and dynamic team. The post holder will have the opportunity to implement changes in nursing care to improve patient outcomes and service delivery. We offer you a number of developmental opportunities within a supportive, friendly environment to further your career and skills within this extremely rewarding area of nursing.

The post-holder will play a key role in educating non-specialist staff, the wider district nursing teams and patients within the specialty. You will have management experience with the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Applicants must demonstrate clinical expertise and effective decision making skills in relation to providing specialist care and support for patients with complex bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Closing Date: 9th March 2021

Interview Date: 15th March 2021


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

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Ferdinand Casunuran
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Lead Specialist Nurse - IntACCS
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Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the department which can be arranged by contacting Ferdinand Casunuran  on 07854113054.

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