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Liverpool Women’s delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and their families. Each year we deliver over 8,300 babies, carry out over 10,000 gynaecological procedures, and care for over 1,000 poorly and preterm newborns, making us the specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in Europe.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, and, after featuring on One Born Every Minute, Miracle Babies and Special Baby Unit, our teams are famous across the world for their professionalism, skill and compassion.

Liverpool Women’s Hospital clinical services are currently being reviewed by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, following work done by our clinicians in presenting a powerful case for change in the Future Generations Strategy.

A useful information booklet is available about the proposed changes which can be downloaded from the Healthy Liverpool website facebook.com/healthylvpool. This booklet clearly states that ‘there is absolutely no threat to the services themselves – this is about making what we have even better and protecting services for the future’.

Liverpool Women’s has an excellent reputation and is a centre of excellence. It is an exciting environment to work in and a great place to develop your career for many years to come.

We invite you to review why Liverpool Women’s Hospital is a great place to work:  https://vimeo.com/556197652 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Job overview

To assist the registered nurse in the care of patients undergoing fertility investigations and treatment. To carry out assigned tasks as delegated by the registered nurse including, acting as a chaperone when required during medical examinations or procedures and / or ultra-sound scan and undertaking routine clerical duties

Main duties of the job

To familiarise yourself with the HFEA code of practice and Hewitt Centre standard operating procedures

Venepuncture skills in order to take blood from patients attending the clinic

To act as a chaperone when required during medical examinations / procedures and ultrasound scan

To prepare and tidy rooms prior to and following procedures.

To deal with phone queries and participate in the phone service provided by nursing staff, re- directing to relevant departments as required.

To check case notes and book patients treatment

To complete all necessary direct data inputting required by HFEA

Request patient follow up appointments as directed by nursing or medical staff.

Assist with general administrative duties e.g. dealing with mail, photocopying

File laboratory reports, charts and document as required

To keep the work areas and equipment clean and tidy in line with Health & Safety policies

To prepare and serve light refreshments as required to patients following oocyte collections

To assist with the maintenance of ward stock and put away ward stores

To input data onto the hospital and IDS system

To prepare case-notes for clinic appointments

To establish a good relationship with staff and volunteers

To comply with all departmental standard operating procedures as appropriate

The post holder maybe required to work at the Liverpool site or within any of the satellite or transport centres as required

Working for our organisation

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it’s services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:

Video: https://vimeo.com/556197652

Online brochure: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4121/recruitment-pack-great-place-to-work-16pp-v4-final.pdf

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To assist the registered nurse in the care of patients undergoing fertility investigations and treatment. To carry out assigned tasks as delegated by the registered nurse including, acting as a chaperone when required during medical examinations or procedures and / or ultra-sound scan and undertaking routine clerical duties

Please see attached job description

Person specification

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills, able to deal sensitively and professionally with patients and partners
  • Understanding of Confidentiality

Qualifications & Learning

Essential criteria
  • Good Basic Education to GCSE level (Level 2) or equivalent
  • Evidence of Professional / Vocational Development
Desirable criteria
  • Manual Handling & Lifting

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in a similar role in a caring profession
Desirable criteria
  • Clerical experience

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good Communicator
  • Self Confidence
  • Good Time Keeper
  • Commitment to Role & Service Development
  • Professional, Caring and Considerate

Special Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Flexible working patterns

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