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Revision Knee Hub CNS

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job location -Chapel Allerton Hospital

In 2023, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds was awarded the status of Major Revision Centre (MRC) within the region.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to lead this evolving regional service ( West Yorkshire) Utilizing a high degree of autonomy you will provide specialist care and advice for patients requiring revision knee and hip arthroplasty .

Working closely with a team of experienced consultants, the post holder will be responsible for coordinating patient movement throughout the regional service and ensuring appropriate assessments, investigations and specialist procedures are carried out.

Working collaboratively, you will use audit, research, evidence-based practice, and peer review to develop the regional revision network. You will coordinate the team including the running of fortnightly MDTs, complex case clinics and become the hub of the regional network. They will need leadership skills, knowledge of arthroplasty, and motivation to improve the care for this group of patients.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be practising as an independent specialist clinical practitioner providing patient-centred and evidence-based clinical care, within an agreed scope of competence and practice. The jobholder 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 post holder will work in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to implement and improve the patient pathway and will be expected to develop new skills to further enhance the quality of the service delivered. Where appropriate, the role will include the day to day leadership and management.

About us


Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

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 post holder will help establish a new innovative programme of national clinical change, which is led by the LTHT on behalf of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) in conjunction with NHS E+I and GIRFT.

The post holder will coordinate the team including the running of fortnightly MDTs, complex case clinics and become the hub of the regional network.

Part of the national funding of this role is dependent on the establishment of non-surgical care pathways and the submission of six-monthly audits to show compliance with national standards as well as data upload to the National Joint Registry and Bone and Joint Infection Registry.

Person Specification



  • Adult Registered Nurse
  • First Level Degree or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience of teaching and assessment
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Post registration qualification in specialty or equivalent demonstrable experience


  • Master Level Degree Education or equivalent experience
  • Extended/ Supplementary Prescribing

Skills and Behaviours


  • Compassionate and caring
  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Motivator of self and others

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
  • Ability to travel in between Trust premises and patient homes for posts that involve community visits



  • Significant and recent relevant experience at Band 6 or equivalent within an appropriate specialty
  • Clinical audit and standard setting
  • Experience of managing a team staff


  • Experience of clinical audit and standard setting
  • Service development and/or change management

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Chapel Allerton Hospital

Chapeltown Road



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