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Nutrition Specialist Nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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An opportunity has arisen to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and motivated nurse to the post of Nutrition Nurse .

The post holder can expect training, supervision and assessment in practical and clinical skills to set competencies in order to support the nutrition service.

Your skills will include the assessment of patients referred for parenteral and enteral nutrition placement and management of patient requiring intravenous and enteral feeding tubes (PEGs). Once competent you will be expected to teach patients, carers and a variety of healthcare professionals.

Key aims of your role will be to ensure regular peer review of our nursing staff throughout the trust in relation to parenteral and enteral tube care and management.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team and across clinical boundaries in support of patient care. Good communication is essential. liaisingwith enteral agencies to facilitate safe and effective nutrition support for patients requiring nutrition support at home also.

Main duties of the job

Act as a role model and expert nurse providing in-depth highly specialist clinical knowledge to colleagues through MDT meetings, for patients and carers / relatives.Undertake clinical supervision of nursing colleagues on an individual or group basis.Act as a resource for health care professionals by being visible, available, and accessible for support and advice in relation to the management of patients in the speciality.Ensure the effective and efficient use of physical and financial resources.Lead in consultations on and contribute to the development of strategies for Oct 2020 delivering effective care within a changing environment that improves the qualityof care and health outcomes in the specialist area.Responsible for monitoring health, safety and security of self, the team andothers and promote best practice in the ward area.Ensure systems are in place for risk assessment and minimisation includingpromoting no blame cultures in order that near misses and incidents arereported.When required take the lead in investigation of incidents / complaints including providing detailed reports / letters to complainants.Act as an innovative, enthusiastic role model providing leadership, guidance and advice to staff on operational and professional issues promoting an open and honest and transparent culture.Demonstrate clinical leadership and challenge speciality and directorateboundaries to enhance and support the patient's journey.

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

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will act as the clinical expert and professionalresource to the multi- professional team, patients and carers within theirSpeciality Service.The post holder will have a responsibility to develop the specialist area of practice in partnership with other members of the speciality team will work collaboratively to develop services and improve the quality of care delivered.The post holder will carry responsibility for either a defined case load or offering highly specialist service advise this will include setting standards of care, the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, management and education.The post holder will contribute to achieving the objectives of the clinical service group / speciality corporate objectives and work within the clinical governance framework.This will be achieved through the core dimensions of the role, clinical practice, leadership, acting as the patient advocate and through audit and education.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Midwife
  • Post-basic specialist Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Independent Nurse Prescribing
  • ECDL



  • Post registration experience
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Involvement in audit


  • Participation in research
  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change



  • In depth specialist knowledge



  • Teaching / assessment skills Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Leadership & motivation skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team



  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Able to travel between sites
  • Flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



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