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Hepatology Nurse Specialist

Main Responsibility

  • Work as a member of the Hepatology team contributing to the delivery and development of the specialist service.
  • Act as a specialist resource for liver conditions and offer support and guidance to other staff within the Trust and community as appropriate within scope of professional practice.
  • Assesses patients (in-patients as well as outpatients/ outreach), plans and implements care, provides specialist and advanced clinical management, education, information and support to patients and their families/ carers with Hepatology problems; maintains associated records.
  • Carries out specialist nursing procedures: undertakes nurse-led (unsupervised) outpatient clinics for patients with viral hepatitis and other liver conditions, including those in need of anti-viral treatment therapy.
  • Assist the Lead and Senior Hepatology Nurse Specialists in providing clinical supervision and training to colleagues/ other healthcare professionals and students as appropriate.
  • Supports clinical audits in specialist area and actively participates in research within Hepatology.
  • To deputise for the Senior Hepatology Nurse Specialist, as required in issues relating to Hepatology.
  • To assist Lead Nurse with developing and provision of ongoing support to new Liver Nursing Service at North Devon District Hospital

Benefits

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 the role

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?

Due to increasing demands within the Hepatology service 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 NHS Foundation Hepatology Team and will be based in Exeter. This is an expanding and progressive service that delivers safe and effective specialised nursing care to patients with a wide range of liver disease within the hospital setting and community therefore willingness to travel is essential.

The successful applicant 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 applicant 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. To achieve our vision, we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are, Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hrs Monday- Friday

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Laura Strang Lead Hepatology Nurse on 01392 406108 laura.strang@nhs.net

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.

About Us

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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