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Alcohol Specialist Nurse

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Due to internal promotion an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Alcohol Specialist Nurse is available. The alcohol specialist nurse team based with Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust is an integral part of the department of gastroenterology as part of Liverpool Community Alcohol Service (LCAS).

You will be employed by Liverpool University Foundation Trust and based both in the acute and community settings.

Here at Aintreewe provide nurse-led out-patient services to the local population, and provide support and liaison to our community partners, and referral to specialist services.

This is a post that would suit a Registered Nurse with at least 2 years experience of working in an acute hospital.

As much of the role involves assessment and treatment of alcohol-related problems with pharmacotherapy it is essential to be (or working toward) a non medical prescriber.

Working with this complex patient group will require good clinical skills and a positive and caring attitude.

Evidence of working autonomously is essential. The role will involve treating patients with alcohol dependence, liver disease, and cognitive impairment in nurse-led clinics across primary and secondary care.

There will also be the opportunity to undertake specialist clinical procedures such as fibroscanning.

Main duties of the job

Due to internal promotion an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Alcohol Specialist Nurse is available. The alcohol specialist nurse team based with Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust is an integral part of the department of gastroenterology as part of Liverpool Community Alcohol Service (LCAS). You will be employed by Liverpool University Foundation Trust and based both in the acute and community settings.

Here at Aintree we provide nurse-led out-patient services to the local population, and provide support and liaison to our community partners, and referral to specialist services. This is a post that would suit a Registered Nurse with at least 2 years experience of working in an acute hospital.

As much of the role involves assessment and treatment of alcohol-related problems with pharmacotherapy it is essential to be (or working toward) a non medical prescriber.

Working with this complex patient group will require good clinical skills and a positive and caring attitude.

Evidence of working autonomously is essential.

The role will involve treating patients with alcohol dependence, liver disease, and cognitive impairment in nurse-led clinics across primary and secondary care.

There will also be the opportunity to undertake specialist clinical procedures such as fibroscanning.

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.

To hear more about our achievements click here

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description: Nursing.

Job Title

Alcohol Clinical Nurse Specialist

Line Manager

Alcohol Team Leader

Pay Band

AfC Band 6

Accountable to

Nurse Consultant

Principal Accountabilities.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate, programmes of evidenced-based nursing care. (KSF Dimension. 7 Level. 4 )

Provide expert advice and clinical practice. (KSF Dimension. 8 Level. 4 )

Participate in the education and development of other staff members. (KSF Dimension. 2 Level. 3 )

Work collaboratively and co-operatively clinical colleagues to develop services and quality of care delivered. (KSF Dimension.5 Level. 3 )

Clinical.
  • Perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health care needs. (KSK Dimension 7 level 4)
  • Collect, collate, evaluate and report information, maintaining accurate patient records. (KSF Dimension 8 level 4)
  • Involve patients and carers/relatives in the planning and delivery of care. (KSF Dimension 8 level 4 )
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure patient needs are met, especially in relation to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements. (KSF Dimension 18 level 2)
  • Prescribe medications within agreed protocols
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers/relatives. (KSF Dimension 1 level 3)

Managerial/Leadership
  • Provide specialist, expert clinical knowledge to clinical colleagues, patients and carers/relatives. (KSF Dimension 19 level 2)
  • Undertake clinical supervision of nursing colleagues on an individual or group basis (KSF Dimension 1 Level 3)
  • Participate in the development of services and assists the Ward Manager/Matron to implement change. (KSF Dimension 4 Level 3)
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of physical and financial resources. (KSF Dimension 5 Level 3)
  • Monitor health, safety and security of self and others and promote best practice in the ward area. (KSF Dimension 3 Level 2)

Education and Development.
  • Provide education and development opportunities for others. (KSF Dimension 2 Level 3)
  • Develop own expert clinical knowledge and participate in the development of others clinical knowledge. (KSF Dimension 2 Level 3)
  • Ensure own compliance and compliance of others with regard to mandatory training and PREP requirements. (KSF Dimension 5 Level 3).

Clinical Governance
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and clinical guidelines for self and others, participate in the development of same. (KSF Dimension 5 Level 3)
  • Continually monitor standards of care and participate in the improvement of care, through benchmarking, audit and research. (KSF Dimension 5 Level 3).
  • Promote patient and public involvement activities in the specialist area, leading to service improvement. (KSF Dimension 4 Level 3)
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights. (KSF Dimension 6 Level 3 )

Registered Nurses at Aintree have a responsibility to
  • Maintain active status on NMC Register.
  • act always in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct and guiding documents
  • adhere to Trust Policy and Procedure.
  • maintain up to date skills and knowledge and maintain awareness of professional issues.
  • maintain a professional portfolio.

This job description is an outline of the role and function. It is not intended to describe all specific tasks.

This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Please read the enclosed information about CRB Disclosures. Further information available on the CRB web site: www.crb.gov.uk

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

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


Desirable

  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Independent Nurse Prescribing
  • ECDL


Experience

Essential

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


Desirable

  • Participation in research
  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change


Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth specialist knowledge


Skills

Essential

  • 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


Other

Essential

  • Possession of tact and sensitivity to the needs of both patients and colleagues, including a commitment to confidentiality
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a high standard of accuracy
  • Flexible approach to working hours


Other

Essential

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


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Liverpool Hospital

West Derby Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP

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287-AMED-78-24

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