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Community TB Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Community Nursing - Tuberculosis Service
Band 6
30 hours per week
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Department name
RLBUHT - General Staffing
Royal Liverpool Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum PRO RATA
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We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.  Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city.

In under a year we will be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: Recruitment Info 



This is an development opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, NMC registered nurse preferably with  knowledge skills and expertise in TB nursing. The TB specialist nurse will support the team leader and clinical lead for TB community nursing to provide a comprehensive Pan Mersey TB service encompassing disease control, care  and prevention.

The team adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, maintaining close links to all relevant hospitals, community agencies and Public Health England.

The successful applicant will be required to assess adults and children for TB, screen with Mantoux or IGRA, administer BCG vaccine,  promote and undertake HIV testing, undertake holistic assessments applying national and local guidelines, caseload manage, identify close contacts of index cases and facilitate appropriate screening. There is a requirement to visit adults, children and families with active TB at home across the pan Mersey region during their treatment, including those with MDR/XDR TB, HIV and other co morbidities. There is a requirement to teach, undertake service audit, and maintain IT literacy.

The service provides a ‘One Stop Shop’ service for patients who attend clinics for TB screening. This involves requesting chest x-rays, blood tests and sputum tests, (following a period of formal assessment of clinical competencies, training and education).

Applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills, having an ability to communicate sensitive information to patients and relatives where there may be barriers to communication or reassurance is required. Applicants should be able to travel in a timely manner across Merseyside to undertake home visits and deliver clinics.

Please note full time hours may become available.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Pauline Jelliman, clinical / service lead HIV and TB community nursing teams
Hartington Road Clinic, Hartington Road,Liverpool
L8 0SG
Contact Number: 0151 295 3878

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 706 4666