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Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The role purpose is to deliver a consistent high-quality nurse-led service for patients with viral hepatitis and other liver conditions.

This will include undertaking nurse led clinics for Viral Hepatitis and other liver conditions as well as providing specialist advice to patients, families and other healthcare professionals. 

 The post holder will work alongside the Senior Hepatology Nurse to develop the viral hepatitis C service at NDDH including outreach work. 

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a committed professional.

Do you have experience in the management and care of patients with liver disease and are you passionate about improving Hepatology care for patients?

We are looking for a motivated, dynamic person, with a genuine interest in liver disease to join the Hepatology team. The successful candidate will be part of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Hepatology Nursing Team and will be based at North Devon District Hospital. Training will be provided which will initially be at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, therefore willingness to travel is essential. Continued peer support is essential to this role and as a team we are committed to provide this.

The successful candidate must have an interest in delivering high quality, evidence-based care to patients with chronic liver conditions in both the hospital and community settings. Although team working is key, the successful candidate will be expected to work independently and without direct supervision, prioritising workload in a variety of clinical settings to meet the fluctuating demands of this role.

You must be self-motivating, enthusiastic, organised, computer literate and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to continued personal development. As a member of the multi-disciplinary Hepatology Team, the post holder will provide nursing expertise related to liver disease to colleagues across the Trust and community.

We encourage a learning environment in the team and offer support with on-going training to develop within the role. There will be many opportunities to develop and progress your career through personal and professional development opportunities. Ideally you will have a background of hepatology nursing, however the Trust is prepared to develop and train a suitable high quality individual.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect.

Please note that the interview date is provisional.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Interview Date: Thursday 15th December 2022

For further information please contact Laura Strang, Senior Hepatology Nurse on 01392 406108 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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