Endocrine Specialist Nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Endocrine Specialist Nurse to work as a senior member of the Diabetes and Endocrine Multi-Disciplinary Team providing endocrinology nursing expertise to patients and health care professionals across Aintree hospital site and primary care. They will be seen as a clinical expert in the area of endocrinology and play an integral role in the service development and quality initiatives relating to the expanding endocrine service.

Main duties of the job

They will act as an autonomous practitioner providing expert nurse led care to patients and will be expected to advise secondary and primary care clinician's in all areas of endocrinology including complex endocrine patients. They will maintain links across organisational boundaries, acting as a source of specialist knowledge working within agreed protocols and guidelines.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities


  • Autonomously, assess triage and diagnose endocrine conditions and review those with longstanding endocrine conditions, including complex patients as outpatients and inpatients, recommending or initiating appropriate treatment within agreed protocols and guidelines.
  • Independently order, undertake, interpret and act upon diagnostic tests and results for endocrinology patients.
  • Be proficient in venepuncture and cannulation and IV drugs.
  • Manage, lead and report on key areas within the endocrine service maintaining regular audit and updates on service development at appropriate Governance Meetings and relevant CCG bodies or appropriate agencies as needed.
  • Assess, plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate evidence-based endocrinology care in conjunction with relevant health care professionals.
  • Liaise and support primary and secondary care clinicians in relation to management of endocrine clinical care and management.
  • Develop, undertake and manage clinical sessions, clinical telephone support clinics and patient education sessions relating to endocrine conditions and medication titration.
  • Be proficient in assessing and prioritising internal and external referrals for endocrine conditions.
  • Ensure compliance with specific regulations in regard to endocrinology drugs and administration and record keeping within area of work.
  • Act as a senior support and role model supporting and mentoring junior staff.
  • Act as a non-medical prescriber (if has appropriate qualification) within clinical area and competence.
  • Be flexible and willing to undertake hours of work needed to further develop the endocrine service Manage and hold the Endocrine emergency support line, dealing with calls as appropriate

Professional Leadership and Development

  • Identify, contribute to, or lead on the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines, standards and protocols as required.
  • Develop and maintain required specialist clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with endocrine and related conditions.
  • Participate and contribute to regular MDT and clinical supervision sessions as and when required

Attend annual appraisal to discuss and identify training and development needs as part of a Personal Development Plan.

  • Support other specialist nursing colleagues in their continuous professional development including peer and clinical supervision
  • Update and maintain own clinical knowledge and competence by attending post education courses, mandatory training, study days, workshops and conferences to keep up to date with best clinical practice.
  • Maintain regular links with other Endocrine Specialist Nurses at both local and national level. Lead on and contribute to the development of agreed protocols, integrated care pathways, standards and audit tools that monitor practice.
  • Be competent with ESR and line management systems as required
  • Lead and participate in Nurse Meetings (departmental and across the trust)


  • Ensure compliance with specific endocrinology protocols, standards and clinical paperwork including patient experience satisfaction and diabetes/endocrinology related surveys.
  • Undertake and provide telephone consultation/support as appropriate to patients and health care professionals.
  • Support with the completion of the Endocrine Annual Specialist Service Report
  • Support and maintain information on the endocrine intranet/internet to ensure that information if updated and relevant to support primary care professionals and patients.

Education & Training

  • Provide specialist knowledge, advice and support to colleagues, health care professionals, patients, carers and relatives around endocrine related conditions.
  • Lead and contribute to the multidisciplinary education and training provision/programme for health care professionals involved in caring for patients with endocrinology across organisational boundaries.
  • Develop co-ordinate and participate in endocrinology education and training programmes and evaluate their effectiveness, supporting junior members of staff as needed.
  • Raise awareness of endocrinology and related conditions through health promotion activities and organised events throughout the trust and wider community.
  • Provide support and education to patients, allowing them to develop self-management skills as appropriate to their endocrine condition, provide verbal and written advice to patients and carers with endocrine conditions, around care management as required in hospital and in preparation for discharge.
  • Facilitate an appropriate learning environment for students and junior staff providing direct supervision, mentorship, training and evaluation to students and new starters within the trust.
  • Participate in regular clinical education sessions within the diabetes/endocrine unit.

Research, Audit and Governance

  • Adhere to policies, procedures and protocols relevant to endocrinology demonstrating understanding of evidence based care, including where to obtain evidence.
  • Conduct/participate in national and local audit related to endocrinology evaluating and implementing best practice as appropriate.
  • Lead and participate in research projects alongside senior members of the MDT.
  • Lead and participate in audit projects relevant to clinical area and practice.
  • Support junior members of the team with research and audit as appropriate.
  • Attend local, national meetings and conferences to network and share best practice.
  • Maintain clear concise, legible and contemporaneous patient records at all times in line with Trust policy and the Standard for Recording Keeping.
  • Have an understanding of internal and external assessments such as CQC and GIRFT.
  • Participate in the implementation of initiatives to improve endocrine care and support practice development to ensure a high quality service.

Person Specification



  • RGN with current NMC registration
  • Post registration qualification relevant to specialty
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • First degree


  • Research qualification
  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Masters degree
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • Management qualification



  • Demonstrable post registration experience
  • Evidence of undertaking the relevant specialty at Band 6 level
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Evidence of application of leadership skills and managing staff
  • Involvement in audit


  • Experience as Specialist Sister
  • Particpation in research
  • Management qualification



  • In depth specialist knowledge



  • Teaching / assessment skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Leadership & motivation skills
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Root Cause Analysis


  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change
  • ECDL



  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Flexibility
  • Able to travel between sites

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree Hospital

Longmoor Lane


L9 7AL

Employer's website

https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Surya Rajeev



Date posted

03 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Aintree Hospital

Longmoor Lane


L9 7AL

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