Vacancies at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Vacancies at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Off By Ed Hanna

“We play a vital role in building healthier, happier, fairer lives for the people we serve – our patients, our families, and our friends.”

Liverpool University Hospitals was created on 1 October 2019, bringing together the two adult acute Trusts in Liverpool – Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The purpose of this clinically led merger was to enable us to transform the way we deliver healthcare for our patients across the city region.

LUHFT is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with 1,600 beds, over 13,000 staff and a £1.1 billion turnover, serving 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 of England and beyond.

Deprivation and poor health outcomes affect many of our communities. Differences in healthy life expectancy and quality of life vary significantly. The Trust has a key role to play, as an anchor institution in the city of Liverpool, in working closely with partners across the wider system to address health inequalities and to achieve the best possible life chances for local people.

Therapy opportunities.
Are you a qualified Therapist or support worker interested in working in a fast paced acute NHS environment?

Liverpool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Therapies Service is a large clinically led care group that provides services from various locations across Liverpool and the wider North West. This is an exciting time to join our care group that includes Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech and Language Therapy working in both inpatient and outpatient teams. We are committed to staff development. All our staff have a supervisor and the opportunity to attend courses as appropriate. We have an extensive in-service training programme. Staff are involved in the supervision and support of more junior staff, student education, research and audit. The Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) has close links to the local Universities and we are regularly involved in research and innovation. We provide opportunities for career progression and have apprenticeship programmes to support this.

We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and ambitious candidates to join our Radiology Team as Band 5 Diagnostic Radiographers within our x-ray Team. These roles are site specific to either Aintree or the Royal Liverpool sites, however, in the future cross site rotation will be offered.

Successful applicants would be expected to work as part of the AED 24/7 shift pattern and on call service covering AED, Theatre, Mobiles, Inpatient, Outpatient and GP work. There are many computer programs used within the Department, including Carestream PACS and CRIS with training provided to all staff. Radiology offers excellent CPD opportunities with availability to attend conferences, courses and other activities to expand your knowledge, practice and role. Radiology provides many chances to join teams such as the radiation protection team, infection control team and health and safety team to name a few. Radiology has ISO Accreditation and is one of the only Acute Hospitals in the North-West to hold this internationally recognised standard.

We currently have vacancies for motivated and enthusiastic Radiographers who want to join our friendly and dedicated team, which consist of staff from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds. We have received positive feedback in the past regarding our excellent preceptorship programme and shifts rotas.
To view and apply for our vacancies in therapies and radiology please visit:!/job_list/s4/Allied_Health_Professions

Critical Care
Are you looking to use your military nursing experience in a fast paced and challenging NHS role? At Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust, we are looking for experienced, dynamic and energetic nurses to join us in our Critical Care Units.  We provide Critical Care Services on the Aintree University Hospital site which is the regional Trauma Centre, where we have an 11 bed intensive care unit and a 12 bed high dependency unit. On the Royal Liverpool University Hospital site we have an 18 bedded Intensive Care unit, a 14 bedded High Dependency Unit and a 4 bedded Post-Operative Critical Care Unit. These are exciting times for our services as we continue to develop and invest in our staff and to prepare for the opening of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital.  Successful candidates will undertake a 12 month preceptorship programme, be committed to Trust Mandatory Training and will be included in an extensive training programme within the Directorate, facilitated by our Practice Educator Teams. Though Critical Care experience is not essential, preference will be given to staff with ITU, HDU or acute ward experience. These posts will be throughout the Directorate, discussed at interview, and decisions made regarding allocation of staff will be based on experience and service need.

Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust (LUHFT) has exciting opportunities for either a registered nurse or operating department practitioner to join the Theatre team. We have worked with the military supporting training in the past, and this could be the start of a fantastic career in the NHS.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to work within our busy theatres complex. We are proud of our ethos of welcoming new practitioners and providing a supportive, team orientated environment. We provide an in depth induction and an excellent preceptorship package for both newly qualified and experienced applicants.

The successful applicant will work as part of a combined theatres team consisting of 44 theatres across 3 sites in Liverpool. Specialties include Breast, Trauma and Orthopaedics, HPB, Vascular and endocrine surgery.
You will work within the theatres team in anaesthetics, scrub or recovery. There would be opportunity to rotate within the disciplines and this would be supported by the theatre team.

The theatre team also support additional services within the trust such as ITU, Resus, and A and E and all applicants will be supported to train in these areas.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the 24 hour, 7 day service offered and be required to partake in a flexible work pattern to meet the needs of the service.

“As Operating Department Practitioners within LUHFT, we are highly skilled members of the Perioperative care team, with the specialist knowledge needed to care for our patients in all three key areas: anaesthetics, surgery and recovery.

Working on our Aintree site, we are the regional Major Trauma Centre for the North West, and we provide the full range of services and clinical expertise for patients who are severely injured from all areas of the region.

We possess the expertise needed to support the Anaesthetist to care for patients in challenging and critical situations, such as attending emergencies in A&E and offering support within the Critical Care department. The role is varied, challenging and very rewarding, and we love making a real difference to our patients lives.

We have a fantastic team ethic and spirit, which is a reflection of the city as a whole. Liverpool is a vibrant, forward thinking city that welcomes people of all backgrounds. There really couldn’t be a better place to live and work.”

Zoe Pennington, Operating Department Practitioner.

You can find our Theatres and Critical Care vacancies at!/job_list/s1/Nursing_Midwifery?_ts=1

Liverpool University Dental Hospital provides dental care across all specialities through undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist service activity.Applications are invited for the post of Registered Dental Nurse within the department. Applicants must be registered with the General Dental Council and hold a recognised dental nurse qualification. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent clinical and communication skills.

As a Dental Nurse, you will:

  • provide high quality care to all patients and to support clinical staff and students within the Trust
  • carry out the duties in such a way as to make a direct and positive contribution to the organisation
  • be expected to work with minimal supervision, using your own initiative but also maintain a team approach throughout the clinics
  • support undergraduate and postgraduate students during dental procedure
  • record treatment and other associated clerical work
  • prepare filling materials, impression materials, instruments, equipment, dressings and syringes
  • ensure the treatment area is clean and tidy adhering to infection prevention and control procedures
  • clear away used instruments and materials at the end of treatment
  • assist with medical emergencies in line with GDC scope of practice
  • assist clinics with investigations e.g. x-ray procedures, blood tests and bacteriological tests
  • receive patients attending for emergency treatment and triaging as appropriate
  • provide the patient with pre and post-operative instructions and ensuring that the instructions are fully understood
  • care and minor maintenance of equipment utilised within the dental environment
  • assist with all methods of treatment and surgical procedures and working in any area of the hospital when necessary
  • communicate with other departments within the Hospital when necessary, ensuring that follow up treatment is arranged
  • maintain stock, clearing cupboards and checking expiry dates on bottles and re-ordering stock as necessary

The post holder shall, as necessary, provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues and shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation.

Working for Liverpool University Hospitals
Liverpool University Hospitals can offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • Lease car scheme
  • Home Electronics
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Annual leave of 27 days raising to 29 and 33 days following 5 and 10 years’ service and in addition to bank holidays.

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