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Liver Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours
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St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust
£31,365 - £37,890
Salary period
23/10/2020 23:59
Interview date

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Gastroenterology Nursing Service in St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for a Band 6 Liver Nurse Specialist in Liver disorders, to join the existing Liver Nurse Specialist team.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with experience in the management of patients with gastrointestinal conditions.

This Liver Nurse Specialist role joins an established service, working autonomously and within the multidisciplinary team with the support of Gastroenterologists and other nurse specialists. The liver nurse specialist will have a caseload of patients and would run Nurse led clinics. They would also manage a caseload of in- patients and would be expected to have close communication with community health services.

The Liver Nurse Specialist would provide expert care including patient assessment, clinical examination and developing clinical management plans. The role would include Independent Nurse prescribing and the nurse specialist would review patient management plans, fine-tune drug therapy, monitor patients on therapies and encourage drug compliance. The role would include patient educational support, psychological support and good communication skills which is essential in improving quality of life and helping with disease control.

You should have knowledge of the gastro-intestinal system with a deeper understanding of Hepato-biliary disease. You will work alongside other nurse specialists and will case manage patients referred into the liver service. You will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work unsupervised and have the confidence to voice your recommendations to senior colleagues, challenging when necessary in a professional manner.

As a Nurse Specialist you would be expected to enter various wards, departments within the hospital and work in the community and successfully integrate your skills into those areas in order to promote optimum care for liver patients.

Competency based interviews to take place provisionally on Tuesday 3rd November 2020

An Enhanced DBS Certificate, with the checking of the Vulnerable Adults’ Barred List is required for this post.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

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 also 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.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.




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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

Adam Ralph
Job title
Trainee Directorate Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0151 430 4391
Additional information

Paul Madigan Nurse Consultant

0151 426 1600 ext. 6230