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Band 6 Trainee Liver Transplant Coordinator

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to recruit a Trainee Band 6 Liver Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator. On successful completion of a competency based training programme, you will progress to a Band 7 at one of the largest transplant centres in the world.

You will be responsible for the seamless co-ordination of patient care throughout their transplant journey. You will provide patient support and education through expert knowledge, working closely with the transplant team and wider MDT. You will be the patient's advocate working closely with inpatient and outpatient services and community teams across.

We are looking for someone with some experience working with liver patients. The post holder should work well in a team, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as you will be communicating with patients, relatives and staff, initiate and share ideas with the team and must be able to prioritise your workload.

On completion of the Band 7 competencies you will work as a proactive, autonomous practitioner working on-call receiving organ offers, setting up a range of transplants, liaising with MDT, working across site at Birmingham Children's Hospital and being the first point of contact for our transplant patients.

It is essential that you contact Sarah Banks, Lead Liver Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator on 01213715031for more information or to arrange an inform visit

Please watch the video on the trust face book page to find out more about the liver unit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards and professional practice as set by Trust Policies & the NMC. Provide expert nursing advice to a cohort of patients referred for specialist intervention, care and support within the services, being a point of contact for assessment, information and advice for the patient, family and all staff involved in the care of the patients. As part of a CNS team the post holder will assume a lead role in a sub-speciality area of practice, developing guidance, analysing data and outcomes and identifying areas of change. Support the development of staff caring for patients through support, formal education, practice development and role modelling. To teach and act as a facilitator and supervisor and mentor to other staff. As an expert nurse the post holder will practice autonomously, working independently within their scope of clinical practice and in conjunction with other relevant clinical staff. The post holder will assist with clinical development in maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance and monitoring within the service and speciality. Use a range of techniques to ensure, set and monitor standards of clinical practice, audit, research and teaching. Participate in a 24 hour on call rota coordinating patient enquiries and assuming responsibility for the coordination of the National Organs Retrieval Service as required.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the NMC Register
  • Evidence of post registration CPD / Post registration qualification in (appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6
  • Liver, Hepatology, Solid Organ Transplant experience
  • Where required for the role willingness to undertake training and education to support the role of Non-medical prescriber ( tbc for post )



  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • Significant post registration experience. with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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