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Infection Clinical Nurse Specialist

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nurse to develop advanced nursing skills in the management of patients with infection. 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.

Main duties of the job

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

As part of the Infection Nursing Team you will be supported and given the opportunity to develop your patient examination and diagnostic skills, as well as utilising prescribing skills.

Your role will adopt a strategic approach to patient care, supporting colleagues, resulting in interventions which aim to pre-empt potential problems 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.

Across site working will be on rotation

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 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.

Support to Band 6 CNSs within team

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.

Person Specification



  • Practising 1ST level Registered nurse currently registered with NMC
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Relevant post-registration teaching qualification
  • NMC qualification as Nurse Prescriber
  • Clinical examination/Clinical diagnostic


  • Infection control qualification e.g ENB 329



  • Previous post registration experience
  • Demonstrable experience in a relevant CNS role
  • Experience leading and undertaking audits
  • Teaching experience in formal and informal settings
  • Computer literate able to use microsoft word
  • Management experience


  • Experience in policy and guideline development
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel and Access



  • Knowledge of change management



  • Effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrate Teaching skills /possess teaching qualification
  • Demonstrates ability to organise and manage priorities.
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as a team and promote good working relationships
  • Able to deal with conflict effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool Hospital

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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