Band 5 Staff Nurse - Liver Transplant and Hepatology

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have band 5 opportunities to join our nursing team on 9 North Ward at The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We are offering band 5 nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in the field of hepatology and liver transplant nursing.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is a national centre leading on liver disease and liver transplantation, one of only six liver transplant centres in the UK, in addition we also provide care for gastroenterology patients within ward 9N.

You will have excellent communication skills, work well as part of our team and be dedicated to provide a high quality patient experience in line with the Royal Free care values. In return, we will provide you with robust local induction, one to one clinical supervision, teaching and study with our dedicated and supportive Clinical Practice Educator. You will have access to numerous study days including the preceptorship programme and continuous training opportunities with the support of practice development team. Further education is supported by the Trust offering courses/modules with our two link universities, Middlesex and Kings College.

Main duties of the job

The main duties for this role are described in detail in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with World Class Care values.

To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care.

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

To contribute to the development of evidence based guidelines/policies relating to speciality.

To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing records are maintained using appropriate written and electronic documentation.

To collect data and provide essential information in a timely and accurate manner when requested for e.g. audits or monitoring CQC standards.

To measure patient acuity and/or dependency to inform evidence-based decision making on staffing and workforce.

To monitor and record planned vs actual staffing levels and escalate issues when necessary.

To be responsible for ensuring effective mechanisms are in place so that all clinical and non-clinical incidents, including serious incidents are properly reported, investigated and changes made to avoid recurrence.

To establish effective working relations with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

To supervise unqualified staff, to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out delegated aspects of care.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • First Level Registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Post qualification in relevant speciality
  • Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Skilled in use of computer/key board
  • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
  • Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Ability to lead change and service improvement
  • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems
  • Ability to work as a team and form professional relationships with colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and assertive
  • Adaptable to change
  • Diplomatic and calm
  • To be flexible and approachable
  • Ability to work rotating shifts

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

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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