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Band 6 Trainee Liver Transplant Coordinator

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
After a new Challenge?

The Liver unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital & Birmingham Childrens Hospital is one of the world's biggest and leading liver units. Are you an experienced nurse with transferable skills? Do you have an interest in liver disease and transplantation? We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Liver Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator to join our team initially in a Band 6 training role once competencies are completed you will be up banded to a band 7.

We are looking for someone who works well in a team and as an individual, has excellent communication and problem solving skill, and is resourceful, can share ideas and be able to prioritise your workload. You will be responsible for the co-ordination of patient care throughout their transplant journey, providing patient support and education through expert knowledge, working closely with the transplant team and wider MDT. You will be the patient's advocate working closely with inpatient and outpatient services and community team .

On completion of the competencies you will work as a proactive, autonomous practitioner working 24hr on-calls receiving organ offers, setting up transplants, liaising with MDT, working across site at Birmingham Children's Hospital and being the contact for our transplant patients

It is essential that you contact Liver Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator on 01213714528

Please watch the video on the trust face book page to find out more about the liver unit

Main duties of the job

You will be meeting patients to discuss the transplant pathway, identifying patients psychosocial needs and referring to relelvent agencies. You will be coordinating the process for the MDT to assess the patient and presenting them at the Transplant MDT. You will be registering patients onto the national waiting list at NHSBT and supporting their management whilst waiting. You will be trained to take all organ offers and set up transplants for both adults and paediatric patient. Post transplant you will be supporting the patient so they can enjoy their improved health through education on topics on a healthy lifestyle and medication adherence.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Nurse on the NMC Register.
  • *Professional knowledge acquired at Masters level supplemented by specialist training , experience and short courses to degree / Masters Level , FHEQ Level 6/ 7 equivalent
  • *Post registration qualification / experience in solid organ transplantation
  • *Recognised mentorship course
  • *Willingness to undertake Non-Medical Prescribing Course


  • *To have or working towards Masters qualification
  • *Post registration qualification in hepatology



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • *Significant experience as a at B6 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • *Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
  • *Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality (
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • *Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • *Experience of patient service user advocacy role
  • *Can demonstrate expert nursing knowledge with an ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients and give advice and information to patients / relatives/ care staff
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality
  • *Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding
  • *Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance


  • *Experience of delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator
  • *Experience in service development
  • *Awareness of current research related to the speciality

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others
  • *Evidence of flexible and innovative approach to service delivery and development.
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required
  • *Ability to act on own initiative
  • *Car Driver with access to own vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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