Registered Nurse - Head & Neck Outpatients

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Part Time
Job summary

We are seeking a well-motivated, enthusiastic, caring and compassionate Band 5 Registered Nurses with an interest in ENT to join our Head & Neck outpatients department based at the Aintree site of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a busy Ear, Nose outpatients department with a multi -disciplinary team that will support you throughout your development.

We offer a range of clinics that will stretch and develop you , including Aural dressing clinics , Casualty clinic , Oncology, Rhinology , Skull base and a new Rapid Diagnostic clinic.

If you are passionate about providing the highest standards of care to patients and if nothing but the best will do we want to hear from you.

Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals, who are flexible, able to demonstrate high standards of care, and who possess excellent communication skills.

Please contact any of the following staff to discuss the role and arrange informal visit

Jenny Thomas - 0151 529 2485

Victoria Harrison 0151 529 0358

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care.

Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and undertake delegated tasks from the ward manager/charge nurse.

The postholder will always work within the NMC's Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

Participate in maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for all patients and carers and maintain agreed standards of nursing care.

Determines nursing priorities and plans patient care. Informs the nurse in charge when changes in circumstances may affect patient care.

Maintain nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trust Guidelines.

Maintain and improve quality of patient care through contribution to the development of Essence of Care and clinical benchmarking within the unit.

Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs ofpatients.

Providing information and support to patients/carers, and ensuring all those involved in the care are aware of changes in the patients condition.

Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs.

To develop clinical knowledge and skills to care for acutely ill patientsadmitted via both planned and unplanned routes.

To undertake expanded practice, under supervision, in order to optimise patient care and in accordance with ward/department and Trust policies.

Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care.

Ensure effective lines of communication within the ward/department multidisciplinary team

Management/Leadership Responsibility

Ensure that all equipment is checked and maintained in safe working order.

Manage allocated workload and provides supervision of less experienced staff.

Practice and promote safe and efficient use of all resources.

Reports all incidents, accidents and complaints to the unit manager and completes Trust incident forms in accordance with risk management policies.

Ensures own compliance with Trust policies and procedures.

Ensure own standards are maintained in relation to clinical governance.

Provides leadership in the monitoring of standards of care.

Act as shift coordinator in rotation with other nurses in the team

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing


  • Mentorship/teaching qualification
  • Post registration qualification in relevant speciality



  • Post registration experience and successful completion of Band 5 foundation gateway competencies
  • Evidence of working with students
  • Experience within relevant clinical setting
  • Evidence of maintaining a clinical learning environment


  • Recent acute hospital experience [including as a student nurse]



  • Knowledge of current nursing issues and clinical governance
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations



  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to support less experienced staff
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing



  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Committed to high standards of patient care
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Maintain both personal and professional development
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable

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