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NHS AfC: Band 6
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St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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£28,050 - £29,608 per annum pro rata if part time
23/08/2018 23:59
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Urology Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 6

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Trainee Urology Nurse Practitioner


Whiston Hospital

2 x Permanent Positions

Full and Part Time Positions Available

Band 6

£28,050 - £29,608 per annum (Pro Rata If Part Time)

This is advertised for a Band 6 Training post under Annex 21, completion of an education package and the meeting of set competencies would be stipulated in order for the individual to progress to working at a band 6 level within the service.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

An exciting development opportunity has arisen for two Trainee Urology Nurse Practitioners to join our team at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are looking for enthusiastic healthcare professionals, with substantial experience in Urology or Outpatients’ Nursing to join our dedicated Urology Nursing and Medical Team. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, dedicated with a passion for excellence in patient care, along with excellent communication organisational skills.

The Urology Department provides a dynamic service comprised of a Diagnostic & Treatment Centre based in St. Helens Hospital, a 32 bed ward (4A) in Whiston hospital and a lithotripsy service also based in Whiston Hospital. We are a busy department providing a variety of Rapid Access Clinics, many of which are nurse led. We also provide Urology Outpatients services Monday to Friday, across 3 sites – Whiston Hospital, St Helens Hospital and Newton Community Hospital.

Urology is a fast growing specialty that focuses on 5 star patient care, experience and service delivery. This vacancy offers you the opportunity for you to become part of our vibrant team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for development, and will receive a full comprehensive competency based learning package, along with support and mentoring from our team of highly skilled, and well established Nurse Practitioners, Doctors and Consultants.

An Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post, with the checking of Both Children's and Adults Barred Lists.

Advertising Date: Friday 10th August 2018

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018

Interview Date: Week Commencing 3rd September 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Birley

Urology Lead Nurse Manager



Gwen Pantak

Directorate Manager

015 1430 / 7696 / 2750

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491