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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/07/2022.

Hepatology Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 415-S22-362

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Northern Devon Healthcare Trust)
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata

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.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Band 6: £32,306 - £39,027per annum

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laura Strang Senior Hepatology Nurse 01392 406108

Closing Date: 13th July 2022

Interview Date: 21st July 2022

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**


Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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