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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Hepatology Service BAND 7 37.5 HRS PER WEEK Permanent This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nurse to develop advanced nursing skills in the management of patients in Liver Services. Working with the multidisciplinary team you will play a key role in contributing to this high quality patient centred service including organisation and participation at weekly MDT meetings and outpatient clinics. There will also be an opportunity to develop a skill set in terms of day case procedures.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have previous post registration clinical experience in the care of patients with cancer. Applicants should possess excellent literacy, communication, organisational and leadership skills and should be prepared to work within a flexible working environment. The ENB 998 and basic IT skills are required.

As part of the Gastroenterology Nursing Team you will be supported and given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the psycho-social needs of those affected by cancer, as well as developing an understanding of the importance of advanced communication skills and the application of the Supportive and Palliative care strategy (NICE 2004).

Your role will adopt a strategic approach to patient care, supporting colleagues, resulting in interventions which aim to pre-empt potential problems minimize periods of crisis for patients, and their carers. A significant strength of the role will be the development of skills to cross professional boundaries in both primary and secondary care with the confidence and competence to work autonomously, utilising a wide degree of clinical assessment and clinical decision making skills.

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 role of the CNS / Team Leader contains a number of key tasks and responsibilities.

To enable the post holder to undertake their role and deliver patient care it is acknowledged and supported that the main element of the role will be contributing to clinical care.

A vehicle / framework to achieve this will be the use of a job plan and this will be discussed with the post holder at Induction.

The content of the job plan will need to be agreed with the Matron, Lead Clinician and HoOp It is also anticipated that a formal discussion will take place to agree the performance measures framework to ensure that it is role specific.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Midwife
  • Post-basic specialist Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification
  • First Degree


  • Research qualification
  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Masters
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber



  • Demonstrable Post-Reg. experience
  • Evidence of undertaking the relevant speciality successfully at Band 6
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Evidence of the application of management / leadership skills and managing staff
  • Involvement in audit


  • Experience as Specialist Sister
  • Participation in research
  • Management qualification



  • In depth specialist knowledge



  • Teaching / assessment skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Leadership & motivation skills
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Root Cause Analysis


  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change
  • ECDL



  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Flexibility
  • Able to travel between sites

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hospital Site

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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