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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Hewitt Fertility Centre is a large fertility unit and one of the leading fertility clinics in Europe. It offers a wide range of fertility treatments including IVF, ICSI, Gamete Donation, Surrogacy and Fertility Preservation.

Hewitt Fertility Centre is forward thinking and innovative providing individual care to a range of patients across the country.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated, caring professional with excellent clinical, organisational and communication skills who has the ability to work as part of the wider team but also autonomously.

Hewitt Fertility Centre has an excellent reputation for developing nursing staff to reach their potential and as an ANP within the department you will help develop staff as well as being able to develop your own individual skills further.

We are continuously striving to improve pathways for our patients and you could be part of this development bringing new ideas and engaging with change positively.

Main duties of the job

As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner working within the Hewitt Fertility Centre you will work within the multi-disciplinary team but also autonomously.

You will lead your own clinics including initiating investigations and explaining the fertility process to individual patients. Obtaining consent and ensuring information is understood. You will also plan the individuals care pathway.

You will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process.

You will lead scan lists which include baseline scans, follicular tracking and pregnancy scans and then plan the appropriate care following the scan.

Prescribing is essential and you will plan and prescribe relevant medication throughout the fertility pathway, referring to the appropriate protocols.

An ability to perform intra uterine insemination is required and also Embryo transfers.

The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will include research and education, working with all member of the team within the fertility unit.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm new-borns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving its services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Act as a lead for specialist fertility services within the trust, supporting the Lead Fertility Nurse / Consultant Nurse to identify strategic direction for fertility services across primary secondary and tertiary care
  • ork as a clinical expert and role model and provide practice development and leadership in a multi -disciplinary environment.
  • Use expert knowledge to investigate and manage patients referred for specialist fertility treatment.
  • Ensure that all interventions are based on scientific rationale, evidence based standards of care and current best practice guidelines and pathways.
  • Demonstrate highly developed and advanced specialist knowledge and skills through innovative practice providing increased levels of autonomy.
  • The post holder will be required to work at our Knutsford site as required
  • Support the Clinical Services Manager and wider members of the Divisional Management team in achieving the strategic objectives for the Division and the Trust.
  • It is expected that the individual will work as a clinical expert and role model and provide practice development and leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Person Specification

Physical Requirements


  • Dexterity and accuracy required to perform clinical procedures associated with Embryo Transfers, Intra Uterine Inseminations or Oocyte Collections

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered General Nurse-NMC
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by specialist clinical training / short courses to masters level equivalent or relevant experience or holds an MSc in Advanced Fertility Practice
  • Recognised teaching / mentorship qualification ENB998 C& G 703 or equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality linked to performance of all four core clinical competencies
  • BFS Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound accreditation or other recognised scanning course
  • BFS Embryo transfer accreditation or proven experience.
  • Evidence of independent clinic management
  • Non- medical prescribing qualification
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) trained


  • Oocyte collection
  • ECDL



  • Skills for managing patients admissions and discharges, assessing and advising patients / partners in crisis situations
  • Service development
  • Implementation of policies proactive in making proposals to change practice in own area / impacting wider Trust
  • Analytical skills- ability to manage complex facts/ situations that require analysis, interpretation, comparisons and appraising options
  • Proficient IT Skills
  • Ability to write reports


  • Presentation Skills



  • Experience working within the field of Reproductive Medicine
  • Specialist expertise within Reproductive Medicine and experience of developing specialised programmes care providing specialised advice regarding care
  • Experience of working as core member of multidisciplinary team
  • Proposes policy or service changes, experience of protocol development within area


  • Complaint handling
  • Counselling skills
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and completion of reports
  • Experience in the co-ordination and day to day management of clinical trials
  • Experience of leading the development of research projects

Update Knowledge


  • Regularly undertakes R& D activity including surveys and audits as necessary
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice, clinical effectiveness, research and audit

Attitude / Aptitude / Personal Qualities


  • Specialist communication and interpersonal skills including facilitation and negotiation
  • Dynamic and well motivated
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and complex condition related information to patients and relatives, showing empathy and giving reassurance


  • Demonstration of managerial skills, managing conflict

Flexible working


  • Ability to work in changing environment
  • Ability to deliver on deadlines
  • Flexible approach to working, including flexibility relating to location and shift patterns

Knowledge of Health & Safety Issues


  • Knowledge and use of governance and risk assessment to improve quality and service development
  • Safe use of equipment-management of competency assessments within area
  • Knowledge of infection control policy and processes
  • Promote positive reporting culture for incidents/ ACE

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street


L8 7SS

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