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Outreach Clinician - Adult SCI

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunityhas arisen for a registered nurse or AHP ( Physio or occupational therapist ) Band 6 at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) with the acute outreach service.

The post holder requires sound clinical knowledge and recent experience working with spinal cord injury patients and their families. The successful candidate will be required to work collaboratively and flexibly with a wide range of healthcare professionals internally and externally to the Trust / NSIC. The candidate will have Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake specialised and comprehensive assessments newly injured adults with a SCI and advise on treatment strategies for these patients with complex and diverse presentations.
  • To recognise own clinical and professional limitations and act accordingly e.g. by seeking advice from the team and other senior clinical colleagues.
  • To maintain comprehensive, accurate and evaluative records of patient care, in accordance with professional, legal, departmental and Trust requirements.
  • To provide expert advice, guidance, and teaching for the NSIC multi-disciplinary team and other professionals working in spinal cord injury outside the NSIC, as well as patients, relatives and carers.
  • To ensure that valid informed consent has been given for all forms of clinical intervention within the legal framework.
  • To risk assess and undertake complex manual handling techniques involving patients where necessary, following appropriate training in line with organisational manual handling policies.
  • To manage potentially stressful, upsetting, or emotional situations involving either staff or patients, in an empathetic manner.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work!


What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?o As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.o We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes. o We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.Why work for us?o We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.o As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.o Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.What do we stand for?o Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.o Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.o Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • HCPC or NMC registered healthcare professional
  • Degree in nursing or allied health profession or equivalent training
  • Relevant post registration qualification relevant to spinal cord injury
  • Teaching and Assessment recognised qualification



  • Significant experience at Band 5 or Band 6 level within a nursing or therapies discipline, which includes working with patients with spinal cord injuries
  • Previous experience of teaching and/or lecturing

Special circumstances


  • Understanding of importance of team-working and willing to be team player
  • The post holder is required to work across all sites and across other trusts across the whole of the southeast of England and will be required to travel between these sites in a timely manner
  • Full Driving Licence and access to own vehicle



  • Knowledge and application of evidence based practise and clinical reasoning
  • Ability to work and interact effectively within an interdisciplinary team

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Good level of clinical ability and expertise within specialised Spinal Cord Injury management, underpinned by advanced theoretical knowledge
  • Evidence of participation in audit, research and development of staff
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise verbal and written communications to ensure liaison with MDT, patients, carers to ensure records and reports are accurate and in legible manner (in English).
  • Ability to self direct and prioritise/plan workload

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.

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

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

National Spinal Injuries Centre, Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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