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Rheumatology Specialist Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 7
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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
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Southport and Ormskirk
Southport and Ormskirk
£31,696 - £41787
28/11/2017 23:59
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Rheumatology Specialist Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff. You can see what some of our staff have to say about working with us and learn more about our area and what we do by clicking on the youtube videos in the 'further links' section.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


The Rheumatology service at Southport District General Hospital Is committed to providing outstanding care, support, and treatment to a wide range of patients with auto-immune conditions.
We are currently expanding the rheumatology service and are looking for a compassionate individual with an interest in rheumatology to join our dynamic team which currently consists of 3 rheumatology consultants, 2 rheumatology specialist nurses, a rheumatology physiotherapist, occupational therapist and podiatrist.
As a rheumatology specialist nurse you will work closely with the wider members of the multi-professional team but predominantly you will work autonomously, in a clinical role. You will be responsible for running nurse-led clinics, assessing rheumatologic conditions, educating and supporting patients with regards to their condition and treatment pathways. Management of their disease incorporating best practice according to National Guidelines.
Applicants must have an interest in Rheumatology. Should the applicant not meet all essential criteria we would encourage the individual to contact the rheumatology specialist nurse to arrange an informal visit and discussion. Should the right candidate apply we are open to employing a band 6 and providing training to develop their current knowledge base and experience, with a view to development as a band 7 prescriber.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Eils Thompson or Denise Sutton-Monks
Rheumatology Specialist Nurses

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 290 4455