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HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Jobholder is responsible for the management of a defined caseload. The jobholder carries continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care. The jobholder will provide specialist nursing care and advice to a specific patient group and will contribute to the development of the speciality service. The jobholder will ensure cost effective use of resources

Main duties of the job

Will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of patients.

Will provide advanced nursing expertise to patients attending with suspected diagnosed HPB disease.

Will contribute to the multi-disciplinary team and network in the development service.

About us

The team provide a regional service and facilitate a seamless and co-ordinated approach to support patients through a variety of treatment pathways which may be multi-modality.

As a key member of the specialist multi-disciplinary team you will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload, including the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The post holder will contribute to the development of the Pancreas and Liver service as well as contributing to the strategic direction of nursing within the trust.

The post holder will need to have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and be able to work well in a team. Experience and knowledge in caring for patients with HPB cancers would be desirable, as well as an in depth knowledge on current issues in nursing and cancer care.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions

Job description

Job responsibilities

Acts in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct

Clinical Clinical care delivery

- Provide a clinical lead and role model to nursing staff by delivering high quality care.

- Undertakes clinical procedures where dexterity and accuracy are required.

- Maintain a safe working environment

Responsibilities for patient and client care

- Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care and treatments using specialist clinical knowledge and skills.

- Organises own clinical workload.

- Receives supervision of clinical care and outcomes from Matron.

Freedom to act

- Refer patients as appropriate to other members of the multi-disciplinary team

- Make clinical assessments and treatment decisions within clearly defined policies and protocols


- Maintains accurate clinical and other records using the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trusts documentation.

- Support patients and their families communicating sensitive condition related information and ensuring they receive required information to enable them to participate in their care delivery

- Liaise with Community Services (as appropriate) to ensure seamless provision of care delivery

Education and Training

- Provide training and education of learners and other junior staff

- Actively participate in the development of own personal development plan and performance review

- Provide education and training to patients and their carers.

- Keep up to date with developments, advances within the specialty

- Leadership and management

- Investigate and respond to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events

- Work with Matron to promote the development of nurses undertaking the CNO Ten Key Roles as considered appropriate

- Under the direction of Matron participates in or leads the development of specific elements of nursing practice, reflecting the CMT and Nursing Directorate business plans

- Participates in the setting, monitoring and improvement of standards and the quality of patient care, including those standards defined in the National Benchmarks for Essential Care

- Promote evidence based practice, wherever possible

- Engages users and carers views on service delivery and development

- Implement policy and practice guidelines specific to the clinical specialty, proposing changes where appropriate

- Contribute to policy and protocol development for speciality area

- Exercises a personal duty of care in relation to equipment, resource and stock control utilising equipment and supplies appropriately.

Research and Audit

- Contribute to the research agenda

- Undertake audit programmes specific to client group, treatments and developments.

- Participate in clinical trials as appropriate.


All staff are responsible for working with their colleagues to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to our patients and other service users. This includes complying at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Policies, including Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system.


The jobholder must comply at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Infection Control policies, in particular by practising Universal Infection Control Precautions. Hand hygiene must be performed before and after contact with patients and their environment.


The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.


The Trust has a statutory duty to involve patients and public in evaluating and planning services. All staff have a responsibility to listen to the views of patients and to contribute to service improvements based on patient feedback.


The jobholder must take responsibility, in agreement with his/her line manager, for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The job holder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role.


The job holder should respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1) Recognised teaching/assessing qualification


  • Post registration qualification in speciality

Skills & Behaviours


  • Evidence of continued professional development Willing to undergo training as necessary Current issues in healthcare Capable of lateral thinking Excellent written and verbal skills Ability to organ


  • IT Skills



  • Significant post registration experience at Band 5 or equivalent and experience within a relevant speciality Audit & Standard setting


  • Service development and/or change management

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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