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Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will be responsible for accepting referrals for patients with a variety of liver conditions from other consultants, GP's, Sexual Health, and other agencies including We are with you and Health for Homeless. They will be responsible for the autonomous management of patients to prevent progression of liver disease to liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma.

The post holder will liaise and communicate with a number of associated agencies in both primary and secondary care as well as tertiary transplant assessment centers and the multidisciplinary team to ensure this patient group have access to the most appropriate treatments.

Main duties of the job

Under the clinical direction of the Hepatology Nurse Consultant the post holder will manage and lead development of nursing services within Hepatology and act as an expert resource.

The post holder will continue to develop and deliver a service that is current and relevant with an ever changing demand placed on it both locally and nationally in a challenging economic environment whilst:

Maintaining optimal specialist knowledge and knowledge of current research.

Partaking in audits to ensure optimal delivery of care.

Responding promptly to emerging clinical needs, complaints and incidents.

Developing and participating in appropriate action plans which include complexities for service delivery due to geographical intricacies, complex, sometimes chaotic patient group and working across multiple specialty boundaries.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration
  • BSc Hons Degree
  • Qualified and NMC Registered Non-Medical Prescriber


  • Masters Qualification or working towards Masters Qualification



  • Post Registration within a relevant clinical setting
  • Experience of managing own workload
  • Experience within the field of Hepatology


  • Previous experience of audit

Practical Skills


  • Venepuncture Skills


  • Understanding of professional and current issues affecting people with hepatitis C
  • Management Experience including appraisal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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