Clinical Nurse Specialist-Upper GI
Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. Our dedicated and highly trained team is committed to delivering an exemplary standard of clinical care across all specialties.
The Princess Grace Hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient, 21 day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit. The hospital also has a several specialised centres, including; The London Breast Institute, recognised as one of the best private breast screening and diagnostic treatment centres in the UK; the London Digestive Centre, a highly specialised outpatient facility offering diagnoses and treatments for all conditions of the stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts; and The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to sport and exercise medicine.
General Surgery at the Princess Grace Hospital involves a wide range of different surgical procedures performed by leading surgeons in their field of high acuity treatments. General Surgery focuses primarily on abdominal organs (e.g. intestines, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (Oesophageal and Gastric) will be part of the consultant led multidisciplinary team within the hospital responsible for the overall care of Upper GI patients. He/she will demonstrate a caring competent manner to instill patient confidence and contribute to an environment that is centred on the needs of patients and their families. They will demonstrate an ability to interpret and promote evidence based practice within the field of Upper Gastrointestinal care, as this is an area of nursing which is rapidly changing.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Mon-Fri)
The Salary for this role is competitive and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell and excellent career development. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Work closely with the Consultants and members of the multidisciplinary team to implement and evaluate clinical care of Oesophageal and Gastric patients, providing expert clinical advice, utilising evidence based practice and benchmarked standards to improve quality and delivery of patient care
- Ensure practice is evidence based and within hospital policy, guidelines and protocols and participate in their development
- To follow cancer patients through the treatment pathway working closely with other CNS
- Provide a specialist nursing service for patients with a malignant disseat requiring oncology intervention and support and treatment through the continuum of care
- Facilitate the development of individual staff and nursing teams through the use of specialist education and training
- Communicate with patients, family and/or carer as appropriate, to assess patient’s needs and provide relevant support, information, education, advice and counselling as required
- Identify and promote specific symptom management strategies as well as the identification of triggers which may cause exacerbation of symptoms. Provide patients with appropriate self-management strategies and escalation pathways
Skills & Experience
- Registered Nurse Level 1
- Valid NMC Registration and PREP requirements
- ENB 998 or equivalent
- Relevant experience and Recognised qualification in specialty of Upper GI/Oncology
- Working towards MSC qualification
- Relevant and current experience in specialist area
- Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Desirable)
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.