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GI Clinical Nurse Specialist

HCA Healthcare UK
London (Central)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Role: GI Clinical Nurse Specialist

Location: The Wellington Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, Wellington Place, London, NW8 9LE

Hours:  37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday  

Salary: Competitive salary which will be dependent upon skills and experience + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

We’re looking for a GI Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Wellington Team, currently rated “Good” by the CQC.

As the GI Clinical Nurse Specialist, provide specialist nursing advice as clinical expert to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients /patients, relatives/carers requiring GI surgery in collaboration with the multi professional team, in line with the local and national targets. This will be both inside and outside the Organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To independently carry an ongoing caseload of patients, working with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate care for patients having GI surgery
  • To act as patient advocate to actively apply in depth knowledge of holistic/socio-economic and cultural aspects of the care to clients within your specific speciality, acting as a role model and resource for patients, relatives and staff
  • Actively integrate theory and practice
  • Acts as a key worker for a clinical caseload, working to coordinate care and provide easy access for on-going support for patients
  • Act as an ambassador demonstrating effective communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and managers, both verbally and in writing.
  • Co-ordinate patient care across the pathway, developing the pathway across various settings to maximise patient experience and outcomes
  • Actively seek and respond to patient feedback to improve the patient experience across the patient pathway.
  • Provide specialist, expert clinical knowledge to clinical colleagues, patients and carers/relatives both within and outside the Trust.
  • Identify learning needs, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of education to meet identified need.
  • Participate in the education of pre and post-registration health care professionals/medical staff.
  • Ensure compliance with regard to own mandatory training

Skills & Experience:

  • Registered Nurse Level + GI experience
  • NMC Registration and PREP requirements
  • Post Registration Qualification
  • Experience of working within the Clinical Nurse Specialist role or similar
  • Evidence of recognized management experience
  • Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures
  • Health & Safety training or similar


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Lead Psychologist in The Wellington Hospital you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.



HCA Healthcare Over 50 years of creating a healthier tomorrow.   

Today HCA is the largest private healthcare provider in the world, and the largest provider of privately funded healthcare in the U.K. A world-class network of over 30 facilities in London, Manchester, Wilmslow, Glasgow and Prestatyn, with its latest venture opening in Birmingham in 2024.  Uniquely we also partner with the NHS to provide care within large NHS teaching hospitals. No other U.K. provider can match our global scale, breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise. We treat 27 million people each year across our global network, and many of our hospitals are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Covering virtually all aspects of medicine from prevention and diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare in both our Primary and Secondary Care Divisions. Cardiac and Cancer Care, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Urgent Care, GP and Health screening to Obstetrics, IVF and Maternity care, to name a few.   

We can promise by joining the HCA family, you will learn from experts in every department, and your opportunities will be endless. You will be empowered to achieve more in your career and will be provided with outstanding rewards and development support to match the level of care we are famed for.  

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