Newcastle is a known leader in the medical fields of both gastroenterology and hepatology, offering patients a wide range of general and highly specialist treatments.
We have a multitude of nursing roles in this specialty and are currently offering fantastic opportunities for both newly qualified and experienced nurses who are excited by the prospect of working in a challenging but rewarding environment.
Our patients remain at the heart of everything we do
Patients with conditions affecting their digestive system and liver often suffer from chronic, unpleasant symptoms, leaving them feeling distressed and vulnerable.
We approach our daily work with the ethos that patients remain at the heart of everything we do, in line with the trust’s Vision and Values and we seek nurses who are able to demonstrate high levels of compassion and empathy, along with genuine communication skills, and the integrity to respond openly and honestly, acting as true advocates for their patients.
Working in a fast paced, changeable environment, you will need to be dynamic and flexible with an eager willingness to learn. In return you will be supported to develop your skills and competencies, and you can expect preceptorship, coaching, clinical supervision and great learning opportunities.
Internationally renowned liver experts
Newcastle’s Liver Unit based on Ward 16 at the Freeman Hospital offers a comprehensive (full level 3) hepatology service which includes an internationally renowned liver transplantation for patients with liver failure.
Our teams care for patients with conditions affecting the liver and the gastric system such as viral hepatitis, cirrhosis which can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic related, liver cancer, autoimmune or inherited liver diseases and you will work closely with colleagues in the liver transplant team including our liver transplant coordinators.
We also look after people with substance misuse issues and the Unit is home to our specialist regional Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) service and you would receive training in the administration of TPN.
In Gastroenterology you will be able to spend time with the specialist nutritional nursing team, Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy; receive training in the insertion of NG tubes and ongoing care; have access to specialist teams – dieticians, nutrition nurses, stoma nurses, peg nurses and TPN nurse specialists.
Our teams include many other nurse specialists for areas such as hepatitis C and inflammatory bowel disease – there is great scope for progression should you wish to explore a more specialist nursing role in future, and we believe access to continuing professional development (CPD) is also extremely important to ensure our staff can liberate their potential.
Get in touch
If this sounds like your kind of role and would like any further information or arrange an informal visit then please contact Matron Amanda Ross.
Telephone: 0191 2139186
You can get an application in via NHS Jobs for our current Staff Nurse / Operating Department Practitioners roles – just make sure you make it clear that you are interested in working for our Gastroenterology and Liver teams on Ward 16 at the Freeman Hospital: