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Endocrinology Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 per week
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£31696-£41787 per annum
22/06/2018 23:59

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Medical Care Group

Endocrine Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Permanent, Full time X 2 posts

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join the expanding award winning Diabetes and Endocrinology Team in the role of a Band 7 Endocrine Nurse Specialist.

The Endocrine Nurse Specialist will be a senior member of the wider multidisciplinary team and play an integral role in developing and expanding this service area locally. We are looking for a compassionate, highly motivated nurse with a proven track record and significant experience of working with patients with in this clinical area.

The roles involves providing specialist nursing support and education not only to patients but also building links and relationships to help develop endocrine services across the STHK trust whilst supporting other health care professionals and junior members of the team.

The role will require the Endocrine Nurse Specialist to work autonomously between hospital sites in the STHK trust and local area. You will need to be flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of the developing service. Training and support will be provided to the successful individual.

The Trust’s new hospitals in Whiston and St Helens opened in March 2010 and 2008 respectively. Both are part of a significant investment programme to provide world class healthcare facilities to the local community.

The Trust has excellent management, robust systems and innovative processes all of which have underpinned a period of sustained and improved performance as it moves towards Foundation Trust status.

An Independent assessment by the HSJ supported by NHS Employers; has rated St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the top 100 places to work in the country.

The Trust has also been ranked as the best NHS Trust in England in the national Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) programme (2014)

These posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult’s disclosure)

Advertising date: 5 June 2018

Closing date: Friday 22nd June 2018

 Interview date: 6 August 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

To express an interest in the post or arrange an informal visit to the unit, please contact Jan Cardwell, Diabetes Nurse Consultant or Dr Niall Furlong (Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical Lead) on extension 6500

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491