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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2021.

Virtual Clinical Nurse Specialist: Hepatology

Job Reference: 156-2890310-A

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 pa pro rata

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

An exciting VIRTUAL opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to become part of the developing and successful Hepatology Service at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. The post is suitable for a dynamic nurse with significant knowledge and experience in the management of Hepatology patients.

We are looking to introduce a new, sustainable method of healthcare delivery, encouraging applicants to apply for remote working, providing video clinic consultations for the liver population of Cornwall. We welcome applications for full or part time hours and will happily discuss finer aspects of the post and potential for bespoke direction, if applicants have a specific area of expertise.

Applicants must have substantial post registration experience and show a keen interest in developing the service for patients with a variety of Hepatology conditions. Previous clinical experience in Hepatology is essential. You will need to be organised, motivated and have a keen interest in service development and improvement, with effective communication skills and a flexible approach being essential. You will need to show evidence of working with distressed patients and their families, have the ability to present and receive complex information and be expected to participate in teaching/training within the clinical setting as required.

You will be an effective team player to ensure the provision of high quality specialist nursing care to patients throughout the disease pathway and act as a nursing resource, providing clinical leadership and expertise. You will provide essential cross department liaison and communication to improve the patient’s journey and experience. In return we are committed to supporting you in your professional and career development.

Hours up to full time (37.5) / part time applicants fully considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Elizabeth Farrington - Consultant Nurse / Chris Mitchell - Clinical Matron on Tel: 01872 2535952. Or email:

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