Stoma Care Nurse - University Hospitals of Leicester (maternity cover) and Community Stoma Care Nurse, Leicester (maternity cover)

We are looking for two Stoma Care Nurses to work in the Leicester Nursing team to cover maternity leave. One role is hospital based covering the University Hospitals of Leicester and the other is to cover the Community in Leicester. We would welcome applications from suitable candidates who are interested in either full or part time work.

Hospital Stoma Care Nurse

Working at the University Hospitals of Leicester the post holder will deliver high quality, evidence based care to all patients who require surgery, and who have or may require the formation of a stoma – both within the hospital and the community setting. You will also provide expert advice and education for all staff within the hospital and community. You are responsible for reviewing, auditing and improving the quality of care delivered.

The post holder in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team will:

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised nursing care of the patient with a stoma or fistula.
  • Liaise with appropriate hospital staff to facilitate the provision of high quality care to all patients who have a stoma.
  • To act as the patients’ advocate, through effective support and information enabling them to make informed choices and decisions concerning treatment.
  • To liaise with the community and continuing care teams providing a seamless service between hospital and home.
  • To act as an expert resource for nursing staff involved in the care of patients with stoma/ colorectal disease, providing support, guidance and teaching programmes.
  • To identify and utilise resources or facilities at local or national levels.
  • To convey knowledge of organizations who provide extra support for this specialised client group.
  • To maintain accurate records in accordance with current best practice.
  • To work in accordance with the Trust policies and procedural guidelines collection and patient record updating.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and development of the prescription delivery service.
  • Support Health Care Professionals by advising on best practice through clinical patient reviews resulting in the delivery of improved patient care.

Community Stoma Care Nurse

Working within the Primary Care sector you will assess patients in their own homes, hospital and GP surgeries, run nurse lead clinics and implement clinical and product reviews.

You will advise GP’s, CCG’s and MMG’s on how to rationalise the prescribing of stoma products by offering GP review clinics, home visits and through feedback of results. You will produce a database to assist the surgeries with monitoring of prescription costs and updating patient records on an annual basis to maintain GP surgery relationships.

You will also be offering clinic appointments to our existing patients. You will be responsible for supporting Health Care Professionals by advising on best practice through clinical patient reviews resulting in the delivery of improved patient care. You will be responsible for running nurse lead clinics and will implement clinical and product reviews.

You will be responsible for the maintenance and development of the prescription delivery service and the delivery of new patients onto the Home Delivery service.

For both roles

Essentially you will maintain excellent clinical and professional standards of work, be self motivated to and able to work to set objectives. You will be able to manage your time and resources efficiently together with possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will have the determination to succeed and possess a good knowledge of primary care patient management systems.

This role requires flexibility in working patterns that involve travel within an identified region/territory and the post holder would be required to attend regional and company meetings which may necessitate occasional overnight stays. From time to time you may be required to cover other regions/ territories.

You will behave in a professional manner at all times and you will build professional relationships with patients and Health Care Professionals that will enhance the Company’s quality image.

Essential:

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccinations
  • Proven post registration experience
  • NMC Registered
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to learn to degree level
  • Stoma or Colorectal background
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility in order to meet patient and service needs
  • Ability to plan, implement and manage own time effectively
  • Dynamic and forward thinking
  • Determination to progress professionally in Stoma/Colorectal nursing
  • Excellent communication skills, good networker and rapport builder
  • Ability to interrogate data and formulate advice, plans of action and reports
  • Confidence to present a positive image of self and the Company
  • Able to influence others
  • Flexible to meet patient and service needs
  • IT skills, including excel
  • Ability to work autonomously

Desirable:

  • Full and valid Driving Licence (essential if community based)

Important additional information

Due to new Government regulations which came into force in England on 11 November 2021, staff requiring entry into care homes, and from April 2022 staff requiring access to NHS hospitals, are expected to evidence that they have had a full course of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved Covid-19 vaccine, or that they come within a specified exemption.

SecuriCare (Medical) Limited have staff who will, in order to carry out their roles, be entering the Care home and NHS Hospital environments, therefore we need to be able to validate that our staff meet this criteria to the individual care homes, hospitals and CQC (for audit purposes).

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