Community Stoma Care Nurse - Preston

Location: Other

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 24 February 2023

Salary: Competitive

Community Stoma Care Nurse - Preston


The Respond Healthcare employed Community Stoma Care Nurse Specialist will be dedicated to the development of the Stoma Care Nursing service across the Preston Community and surrounding areas, and will provide support to the Royal Preston Hospital (RPH) Stoma Care Nursing Department. 

Through this service the Nurse role will be to ease a smooth transition for patients from hospital to the community.



  • Delivery of professional and ethical care to patients, providing impartiality
  • Working in collaboration with NHS Trust Stoma care Teams to support patient discharges onto the Respond dispensing service, following their surgery
  • Support the introduction of the patient pathway of care within the community
  • Perform home visits and Appliance Use Reviews (AUR’s) where appropriate – in line with company and Department of Health Guidelines
  • Utilise commercial awareness, but always in-line with clinical and ethical professional practices
  • Maintain appropriate patient records via the use of our Respond Consult Patient Management System

Commercial Awareness

  • Support the Eakin Healthcare group businesses by promoting the use of our high-quality stoma care products, where clinically effective, whilst always maintaining clinical and ethical judgement
  • Support the promotion and growth of the Respond Dispensing Service; whose objective is to provide patients with the best possible clinical outcome and service

Autonomous working

  • Applicants must be able to work autonomously in the community supporting patient care
  • Be self-motivated and able to make independent decisions


  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required




  • Must possess or be willing to work towards an appropriate Stoma Care Qualification
  • Have a minimum of 6 months experience within a Stoma / Colorectal department or equivalent role
  • Registration on Part 1 of the NMC Register and comply with the NMC code
  • Membership of RCN or similar
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Demonstrate good IT proficiency
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing own caseload, including time management skills
  • Full and valid driving licence


  • Your place of work will be in the Community, however as a Company Stoma Care Nurse Specialist, you may be required to travel within the UK, including occasional overnight stays; to attend conferences, commercial and nurse meetings and any educational courses etc, as deemed necessary for your professional development
  • Your role may require you to support NHS Trust Stoma Care Departments by covering holiday and sick leave, where Honorary Contracts or Service Level Agreements permit this



  • Respond Healthcare is committed to supporting your continuous professional development and will fund future training and educational needs including but not limited to; Advanced Stoma Care Courses, Degree courses where appropriate, and any formal qualifications not previously held and deemed necessary for your role.


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Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions.  Sees clearly which is the best way forward.  Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Commercial Orientation – Ensures appropriate data is used to evaluate risks.  Looks at the wider implications and is likely to try to assess the long-term impact.  Influences others and intervenes to get appropriate results

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Networking – Feels relaxed about relating to people and soon forges and builds relationships.  Works well in an environment of mutual support and information sharing.  Is not afraid to direct people or ask for their help.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively

Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease.  Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion.

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