Lead Nurse Liver Unit

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

View more

Job summary

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is an acute trust in central London and the Liver Unit is nationally and internationally renowned for their innovative and developmental approach to high quality care delivery always looking for opportunities to work in different ways to improve the Hepatology patient experience, including nurse led clinics, hepatology and community services and working in partnership with the North west London Hepatology Network.

We are currently recruiting to the Lead Nurse position where you will provide leadership and directly manage the Liver Unit team. The includes the liver day unit that provides specialised hepatology services such as nurse-led venesection, day case liver biopsy and paracentesis and a large Fibroscan service. This post holder will also manage: Hepatitis Nurse Specialists who undertake the nurse-led hepatitis clinics; liver research nurses and an Alcohol liaison nurse who is specialised in liver disease

We are looking for individual with an ability to design and deliver successful new ways of working with a focus on patient quality. Our ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of liver disease and skills to be able to support patients throughout their care pathway journey, as well as lead our experienced nursing team. They will help to develop the Liver unit in order to provide and maintain best nursing care.

Main duties of the job

The Lead Nurse will work as part of the Hepatology clinical team and will hold professional responsibility for the Liver Unit in the Trust. The Post holder will provide professional leadership and clinical role in the Liver Unit. The Lead nurse will provide clear focus for clinical leadership, providing a highly visible and authoritative presence, in order to facilitate the provision of high quality care. Post holder will support the Hepatology and Directorate team in the delivery of the high quality patient focused care which contributes to the patient's overall experience. The post holder will act as an autonomous, accountable advance practitioner leading on the development of the Liver Unit and on development of the nursing led pathways within the Unit. The post holder will work closely and collaborative with the Directorate team in order to support the Trust targets.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • RN level 1
  • Post registration qualification in Hepatololgy or similar Specialist Role
  • Degree in Nursing
  • To be on Masters Pathway


  • Leadership/ Management Qualification



  • Demonstrate commitment to the Units
  • Punctual
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Be an excellent role model for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust



  • Experience in hepatology as a Band 7 or Acute Care - minimum two years' experience
  • Experience of budget and resource management
  • Evidence of on-going professional development


  • Experience of budget and resource management
  • Previous experience of developing clinical guidelines and clinical care pathways

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert