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Clinical Team Leader - Tb Community Nursing

Company: Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University NHS Trust    Location: Liverpool
Were one of the largest and busiest hospital trusts in the North of England seeing almost one million patients every year.

We provide services across two sites which contain our three hospitals: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool University Dental Hospital.

We ensure that we deliver patient focused, service led care to the people of Liverpool and NW England by working closely with our health and social care partners and by involving our patients and staff in our research projects, future plans and everyday operational issues.

Were one of the top 20 teaching trusts in the country with well-established links to both the University of Liverpool and John Moores University.

There are currently around 40 wards, more than 710 beds (excluding day case and dialysis beds) and were the main Emergency Department for the city of Liverpool, the largest of its kind in the country, with the ability to treat major, complex trauma as well as minor injuries.

Major services such as respiratory care, diabetes, orthopaedics and trauma, general surgery and urology are based within the hospital, together with regional and national specialist services in nephrology, renal transplant, renal dialysis, pancreatic surgery, ophthalmology - including a national ocular oncology (eye cancer) service - haematology, bone marrow transplant and vascular surgery. Were a major centre for diagnosing, treating and the research of cancer, treating over 20 different types of cancer.

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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.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Pauline Jelliman - - 0151 295 3878

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The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

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