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Band 6 Liver Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Band 6 Liver Transplant CNS join the Liver Transplant Programme at the QEHB. Experience in liver, HBP or transplant would be desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the supporting the Liver Transplant Co-coordinators 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.

You will be joining team of doctors, transplant nurses, dieticians and physiotherapists and will be an integral part of the team. We are looking for someone who works well in a team, has excellent interpersonal skills in all areas 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.

The job is a stepping stone to start your liver transplant career with many opportunities to progress, take on expended jobs with promotion prospects within the team to Liver Transplant Co-ordinators available.

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

Main duties of the job

In partnership with members of the multi-disciplinary team the post holder will develop individual competence and knowledge which will support the provision and evaluation of seamless specialist nursing services, ensuring patients received the highest standards of clinical care. Through work based learning and development the post holder will develop specialist knowledge and skills, demonstrated through the provision of advice, education and support to staff, patients, families and carers. Whilst undertaking the role the post holder will be supported by a more experienced nurse or nurses to enable them to achieve competence in agreed areas of specialist practice through exposure, training and education to agreed levels of competence to enable autonomous practise within the speciality. The post holder will actively undertake and participate in clinical audit and service evaluation within their specialist area.

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.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

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 ( field dependent upon role)
  • 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
  • Where required for the role willingness to undertake training and education to support the role of Non-medical prescriber



  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • 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.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • Can demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council ( NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment


  • Significant post registration experience. with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • Experience in service development

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others
  • Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required / and ability to work across UHB sites or off site in NHS or NHS premises where required
  • Ability to act on own initiative


  • Car Driver

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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