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Stoma Care Specialist Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed term: 5 years (Sponsorship is always provided for the stoma nurse CNS role, this is historical for these positions and has been in place for many years)
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (weekends)
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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Employer type
Lister Hospital Stevenage
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
16/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Stoma Specialist Support Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Here at  East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust,  

Our mission is:
Providing high-quality, compassionate care for our communities

Our vision to 2030 is:
To be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service


Job overview

An  exciting opportunity  has arisen  to join a dynamic specialist stoma care nursing team, we are keen to recruit an enthusiastic, accomplished team player to this stoma care support nurse role .

We are looking for a highly motivated  qualified nurse who can demonstrate current experience in the field of colorectal surgical procedures and stoma care .

The successful candidate will be motivated , proactive excellent communicator who works well within an experienced team.

The post holder is responsible for supporting patients and their families through the  Stoma care pathway.

Stoma care covers hospital and community care . This will include working with new born babies and their patents at home, visiting patients in their own homes and providing stoma care in community nursing care homes.

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment, planning , implementing and evaluating care as a practitioner with specialist skills.
  • Provide advice with clinical expertise to all staff.
  • Provide specialist  clinical advice to patients and carers.
  • Take responsibility for the management of allocated cases.
  • Improve and maintain standards of care within the speciality.

 The successful candidate will be fully supported to  develop in the specialist nurse role  and  qualification of specialist stoma care courses  must be achieved to support the care of our patients. 

Working for our organisation

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

 We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.  We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder.  Please see attached – job description which describes in full details the duties, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the advertising role.

Main role requirements are below but for full details please refer to attached person specification.

  • Provide a high level of communication by liaising with  all appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Communicating very sensitive condition related information to patients and relatives.
  • Ensuring the provision of appropriate  verbal and written patient information relating to stoma care.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake
  • Post registration qualification/experience in speciality
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Research Module

Previous Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Understanding evidence based practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and knowledge of specialist field


Essential criteria
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to workload and colleague’s needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload; effective time-management
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working
Desirable criteria
  • Communication skills
  • Experience of Audit
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Gilbert
Job title
Senior Stoma Care Clinical Nurse specialist
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Please contact the stoma care office on 01438 284133 or ext 4133 for further information or to arrange an informal visit to the department.