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Clinical Team Leader - TB Community Nursing

NHS AfC: Band 7

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TB Community Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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RLBUHT - General Staffing
Hartington Road Clinic
£31,696 to £41,787 per annum
28/02/2018 23:59

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 



We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic clinical team leader for the community TB nursing service.

The candidate should have experience of 1st line management as they will be expected to line manage a team of specialist nurses, healthcare assistant and admin staff. The applicant should have demonstrable evidence of TB knowledge and expertise.

The aim of the TB Nursing service is to prevent and control TB through provision of a comprehensive high quality evidence-based TB nursing interventions in the community which protect the public and has a patient-centred approach to management.

The service is delivered in line with best practice guidance and evidence, including:
NICE TB guidelines NG33
WHO policy on TB infection control
DoH Stopping Tuberculosis in England
DoH TB prevention and treatment: a toolkit for planning, commissioning and delivering high-quality services in England
Other national, regional and local guidance and standards and the Green Book on Immunisation

The community TB nursing service provides a Pan Mersey, comprehensive TB prevention and control service, beyond the treatment of active TB cases for adults and children. There is a requirement to travel in a timely manner across Merseyside to visit patients at home and deliver clinics

The service provides:

High quality integrated TB diagnosis and treatment which focuses on ensuring completion of treatment. Active-case finding, contact-tracing of all TB cases and support for incident and outbreak management will be carried out in close collaboration with the acute hospital service and the consultant in communicable disease control within Public Health England.

Targetted awareness raising and education and training of key groups at higher risk of TB and appropriate professionals and organisations working with them.

The TB service is delivered in a range of hospital, community and outreach settings, including prisons to ensure it is accessible to those who require it.

The service is flexible to respond to the needs of patients, to protect the public and to meet best practice guidance.

The service works closely with all appropriate stakeholders including commissioners, primary care and secondary care clinicians and other providers including voluntary groups, health protection teams and public health and the local authority.

1. To promote early detection of TB disease and infection through local targeted awareness raising and education and training activities amongst groups at higher risk of TB and amongst professionals/organisations/agencies who work with these groups.

2. To detect infection or disease early through screening services, contact-tracing, and active case-finding among groups at higher risk and through prompt assessment and investigation of people with suspected TB referred to the service.

3. To protect people from TB through delivery of non neonatal BCG immunisation (excluding occupational health service)

4. To provide high quality treatment and care for all people with active and latent TB to national standards (NICE guidance) through case management and holistic support to achieve high levels of treatment completion

5. To provide prompt flexible and responsive support for TB incidents and outbreak control to CCDC and/or incident team

6. To inform surveillance and overall strategic management of TB prevention and control through high quality, complete and timely notification, reporting and sharing of information with PHE.

7. Participate in weekly MDT meetings and regional cohort reviews.

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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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Pauline Jelliman - - 0151 295 3878

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