Clinical Nurse Specialist (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated nurse who can work independently?

Do you want to make a difference to patients and their families? Then the Major Trauma Centre needs you!

We have an opportunity for a band 6 Major Trauma Specialist Nurse within our Centre. We are a small team of major trauma nurse specialists. We have a unique job role that covers 24hrs seven days a week so you will be expected to work nights.

You will work closely with our patient flow and trauma coordinators and will work alongside the Site Matron to co-ordinate our patient flow through our service

Main duties of the job

You will be coordinating the care of our major trauma patients from admission to discharge. You will follow their pathway throughout their journey through all of our services from the initial trauma call onwards. You will be the main contact for our families and carers supporting them during this most distressing time.

We will provide local training for the successful candidate and you must be a highly developed communicator as this is essential to the role.

For any further information please contact Toseka Naqvi, Matron on email

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The Job holder is responsible for the management of a defined caseload. The jobholder carries continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care.

The jobholder will provide specialist nursing care, treatment and advice to a specific patient group and will contribute to the development of the speciality service. The jobholder will ensure cost effective use of resources.

The job holder will support the development of interdisciplinary and whole service working. As a role model they will promote the sharing of good practice and delivery of high quality, effective and efficient care. The job holder will provide training and education to staff groups, patients and families/carers. The job holder will be responsible for running independent nurse led clinics.



Provide a visible clinical lead and role model to the nursing and wider team by delivering high quality compassionate care.

Support staff to provide efficient, effective, safe and quality care to patients as an expert practitioner.

Deliver a positive patient experience.

Support in the delivery of an effective, evidence based, safe, quality service within budgetary envelope.

Provide support to the clinical teams to develop new ways of working.

Provide effective leadership in the development of staff at all levels.

Responsible for the day to day supervision of junior clinical staff and students within the specialist team.

Motivate staff in the delivery of quality patient care.

Contribute to the recruitment and selection process.

Contribute to Nursing and Midwifery objectives and service improvement.

Supervise clinical delivery of care competencies.

Anticipate problems and take preventative or mitigating actions, or have contingency plans available.

Investigate and respond to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

Maintains record of workload and performance monitoring information and reviews this on a regular basis with team manager.

Under the direction of the Team Manager participates in or lead the development of specific elements of nursing practice, reflecting the CSU and Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals business plans.

Engage users and carers views on service delivery and development.

Contribute to and implement policy and practice guidelines specific to the clinical specialty, proposing changes where appropriate.

Exercises a personal duty of care in relation to equipment, resource and stock control utilising equipment and supplies appropriately.


Provide high quality care as an expert practitioner and act as a role model and resource for advice, support and guidance.

Participates in the setting, monitoring and improvement of standards and quality of patient care.

Undertake clinical procedures where dexterity and accuracy are required.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care and treatments using specialist clinical knowledge and clinical skills.

Make clinical assessments and treatment decisions within clearly defined policies and protocols.

Organises own clinical workload.

Undertake duties on wards or departments as and when required by service demands or patient need.

Supervise clinical staff to promote the delivery of excellent clinical standards.

Receives supervision of clinical care and outcomes from nurse specialist team leader.

Act in accordance with the relevant professional code i.e. NMC,

Fulfil the requirements as directed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to maintain and revalidate registration.

Ensure and promote the maintenance of a safe, clean and secure working environment.

Act in such a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) safeguarding policies.

Raise concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrong doing by following the LTHT Whistleblowing policy and supporting processes.

Ensure that documentation standards are maintained in accordance with NMC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Promote and maintain positive working relationships between all staff, internal and external to the Trust, involved in the care of patients.


Maintains accurate clinical and other records using the LTHT documentation.

Support patients and their families, communicating sensitive condition related information, ensuring they receive required information to enable them to participate in their care delivery.

Deliver complex information to patients and staff.

Liaise with external health providers and other agencies (as appropriate) to ensure seamless provision of care delivery.

Person Specification

Other Criteria


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary), including clearance on blood borne viruses in compliance with Trust Policy



  • Registered Nurse (RN Adult for adult clinical areas or RN Child for childrens areas (Level 1 or 2)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification or equivalent experience of teaching and assessment
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Post registration qualification in specialty
  • Degree Level Education or evidence of working towards.
  • Nurse Prescribing qualification

Skills and Behaviours


  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Able to manage stress in self and others
  • Adaptable, Flexible



  • Significant and recent relevant experience working as a Band 5 Staff Nurse or equivalent post registration experience within speciality.
  • Audit & Standard setting

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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