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Staff Nurse

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
***********Hewitt Fertility Centre - based in Knutsford Cheshire***********

An exciting opportunity to join our expanding fertility team has become available for a Band 5 staff nurse to join our team.

You will be required to work as part of a team delivering a high quality standard of care within the Hewitt Fertility Centre - based in Knutsford Cheshire.

You must have a compassionate approach to your patient care, in order to support patients and partners through their fertility journey from booking in treatment to assisting in theatres. In addition you must be willing to undertake the role of a link nurse for various roles within the ward/ department as and when required.

Must hold a full UK NMC PIN number

Main duties of the job

As part of the nursing team, you will gain experience by assisting in egg collections, recovery of patients pre and post sedation care. There are a variety of clinics including one stop infertility, and NHA and self funded IVF appointments, you will be expected to assist the consultants for patient treatment planning and investigation booking. In addition, you will be teaching patients how to perform injections and explaining treatment cycles/pathways and explaining the medications involved.

Assisting the specialist nurses at ultrasound appointments and providing patients with information and next steps.Triaging patients and providing help, guidance and advice via the telephone and also face to face.

It would be advantagous but not essential to have an understanding of fertility treatments and care pathways, and of the regulatory body Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Actively participate in unit audits and the development of the unit and service.

Adhere to the trust values and vision.

About us

Whilst you will be based at The Hewitt Fertility Centre - Knutsford, you will be employed by Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, who deliver the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

Personally give care to individuals, under the guidance of the team leader, based on agreed Policies, Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures, adhering to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Code of Practice as well as NMC code of practice.

Assist with the clinical management of the department, maintaining high standards of nursing practice and promoting the philosophy of patient centred care. Ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times.

Manage time and resources efficiently, achieving good communication is essential.

Use every reasonable opportunity to maintain and develop your knowledge and competence of Fertility nursing.

Give support and guidance to untrained staff working in the ward / department.

Provide care for pre and post operative patients having oocyte collections or embryo transfers under sedation.

Participate and contribute to the setting and auditing of research based practice to develop new Guidelines and Policies as necessary.

Maintain accurate and legible records ensuring patient care is a current reflection of treatment and advice.

Participate in the development of good working relationships within the team and ward/department area.

When undertaking the role of a link nurse ensure all meetings are attended and actions given are implemented within your remit.

When required, and as part of self development, take charge of the ward / department

Be responsible for maintaining NMC registration and conforming to all relevant NMC Codes of Practice and Advisory Papers.

The post holder maybe required to work within any of the satellite or transport centres as required, therefore flexibility is essential as travel may be required.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN / EN with relevant experience and competency
  • Working Knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Scope of Professional Practice
  • Standards for the Administration of Medicine
  • Records & Record Keeping
  • Awareness of the HFEA code of practice


  • ENB 998

Special Knowledge and Abilities


  • Maintain Own Continuing Education
  • Interest/Awareness of : I.T./ NHS Professional / Vocational Issues


  • Audit / Research



  • Gynae / Fertility Background/Training

Managerial Competencies


  • Numerate
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • People Management
  • Adhere to Hospital Policies & Guidelines
  • Health & Safety
  • Control of Infection


  • Awareness of Trust and Division web-site information

Personal Qualities


  • Self-Motivated
  • Good Communicator
  • Confident Approach
  • Committed to Service Development

Special Conditions


  • Fully Completed Application Form
  • Flexible Working
  • Internal Rotation

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Hewitt Fertility Centre - Knutsford

Cranford Drive


WA16 8ZR

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