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Urology Specialist Nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The advertised job is an exciting opportunity to appoint full time permanent Cancer Nurse Specialist to join our team. The successful candidates will join an established Urological Cancer team . We are a highly motivated cohesive team that has formed from the merger between the Royal Liverpool and Aintree University Hospital Urology departments.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will work with the existing team to deliver nurse led telephone assessment clinics and manages patients through the Cancer Pathways including diagnostic imaging, biopsies, diagnosis and SMDT. Currently the service is delivered across Aintree and Royal sites . The merger between the two hospitals is a great opportunity to reconfigure our service to best manage our cancer patients in Merseyside.

The candidate needs to be an experienced Urology nurse with cancer experience. The job will include mentoring from our current team. Key attributes for the individual should include: ability to work in a team confidence to also work autonomously a desire to improve clinical patient care be a good communicator, and be compassionate to our patients.

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.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Perform specialist personalised, assessment and higher level discussion of patients holistic needs, resulting in personalised care planning and evaluation of care delivery using advanced clinical knowledge and clinical skills.

Demonstrate higher level clinical care by managing a patient caseload providing expert assessment, planning and evaluation.

Co-ordinate and manage nurse-led clinics (within Speciality).

Contribute towards a multi-professional approach in the management of patients within the specialist area, especially in relation to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements, including providing access to community cancer support..

Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers / relatives.

Support patients and their families and ensure that they receive the required information to enable them to self manage, lead or participate in their care delivery.

Recognise changes in patients condition that require the intervention of others and case manage/refer on as appropriate.

To support, assist and encourage the multi-disciplinary team in resolving patient problems, by the provision of new and innovative models of case management.

To lead the specialist nursing contribution to the service, in the delivery of high standards of patient care.

To lead the specialist nursing contribution to the service, work in partnership with lead clinicians, Lead Cancer Nurse, Head of Operations, and Matron to ensure the delivery of high standards of patient care.

Work with the Matron to promote the development of nurses

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Midwife
  • Post-basic specialist Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification
  • First Degree


  • Research qualification
  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Masters
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber



  • Demonstrable Post-Reg. experience
  • Evidence of undertaking the relevant speciality successfully at Band 6
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Evidence of the application of management / leadership skills and managing staff
  • Involvement in audit


  • Experience as Specialist Sister
  • Participation in research
  • Management qualification



  • In depth specialist knowledge



  • Teaching / assessment skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Leadership & motivation skills
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Root Cause Analysis


  • ECDL
  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change



  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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