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Lead Viral Hepatitis Clinical Nurse Specialist for SW London

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum including HCAS on Pro rata basis
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide high-quality care and leadership within St Georges University Hospital NHS Foundation and across all relevant sites inclusive of Croydon University Hospital, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, Kingston Hospital and Outreach Sites across the ODN.

Main duties of the job

. The Lead Viral Hepatitis Nurse works closely with the Consultant Hepatologists, other Viral / Hepatology CNS's, ODN manager and Pharmacists as part of the multi- disciplinary team. This to ensure that patients with Viral Hepatitis C and B receive the highest standard of care and support from time of diagnosis through to treatment and follow up as appropriate.

It is anticipated that the Viral Hepatitis Service and the ODN will develop over the next few years for example playing a larger role in community settings. The CNS post holder will need to be flexible as we plan to expand and extend our services. This is with the aim of eradicating hepatitis C by the year 2030 alongside developing services for patients diagnosed with hepatitis B through emergency department testing.

The post holder will be required to work largely in outpatient settings both with in the hospital and community settings. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop specialist clinics for Hepatitis B and C within community outreach settings and hospitals. The postholder will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of the services within the ODN and subsequent structures as the Lead Viral Hepatitis CNS. Experience of viral hepatitis is essential.

The Lead Viral Hepatitis Nurse will take on the line management of 3 Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists providing support, education, and development of the team.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Professional Qualification and Skills


  • o3 years or more at Band 7 in the Viral Hepatitis / Liver disease setting
  • oBSc Nursing
  • MSc in Nursing or related discipline OR relevant experience including Advanced Assessment Skills Course
  • oWillingness to progress to MSc level if not obtained.
  • oNon- Medical Prescriber
  • oKnowledge and experience of administering current treatment options across the breadth of viral hepatitis C and B
  • oExpertise in treatment patients/ clients independently in clinics in varied community settings e.g., Drug and alcohol services prisons, community settings
  • oFamiliarity with National Guidelines within Viral Hepatitis B and C


  • Ability to perform Fibro scans.



  • oENB 998 or relevant teaching course/ experience
  • oParticipation in formal and Informal Teaching programmes focussing on hepatitis B and C and associated liver disease.
  • oAbility to communicate patient information and education with or without use of interpreters.
  • oEvidence of academic education, ongoing professional development, and presentation skills oCoordination and
  • oExperience of clinically supervising other team members


  • Published articles.
  • Poster presentations



  • oKnowledge of current clinical and nursing research related to Viral Hepatitis
  • oEvidence of Audit
  • oWillingness to participate in research should this be required.


  • Evidence of participation in research



  • oAbility to lead teams.
  • oAbility to work independently and autonomously with in speciality.
  • oExcellent organisation skills
  • oInnovative approach to service delivery
  • oEffective advanced communication skills
  • oExperience of clinical Governance
  • oEvidence of effective role modelling


  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Leadership Course



  • oSelf-motivating
  • oConfidence to work independently and efficiently in community outreach settings.
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to manage work life balance.

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road



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