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Non Medical Consultant

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Integrated Medicine and Patient Flow (IMPF) Division as we look to recruit a further Non-Medical Consultant to join our expanding Acute Stroke Service at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust. We have successfully bid for Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) status and are now beginning to build our team to achieve that goal.

As a Non-Medical Consultant you will work clinically as part of the medical consultant rotation within the HASU service. You will be a registered nurse or Allied Healthcare Professional with substantial stroke experience.

You will be instrumental in developing our HASU and our stroke pathways in line with the regional integrated care service (ICS).

Informal Enquiries are highly recommended, please contact:

Susan Roberts or 01253 956967

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Have a highly visible clinical profile, providing both advisory and clinical input into patient care, spending a minimum of 50% of time in clinical practice. The post holder will have clinical responsible for a patient group within Acute Stroke services.
  • Autonomously act and develop recognition for their expertise in the field of Acute Stroke management having developed specialist clinical knowledge.
  • Ensure patient / client centred care and family and carer collaboration and where appropriate promote maintenance of health, wellbeing and independence.
  • Apply advanced theoretical, evidence based and practical knowledge to the clinical care of patients presenting to the Acute Stroke service when delivering and shaping services.
  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to optimise clearly defined patient outcomes.
  • Manage a defined caseload that will focus on Stroke patient presentations: Receive referrals, assess, order, interpret and act upon investigative tests, consider differential diagnosis, evaluate, treat, plan, refer and discharge patients within the Trust.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and exercise judgement in making challenging patient centred decisions within current best practice guidance, relevant legal frameworks and with clear understanding of the relevant professional and applied ethical frameworks.

Please see full job description for more details.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty-five-minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Out of hours on-call responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Work as part of the MDT providing a seven day service.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on NMC Register or Registered AHP on HCPC Register
  • MSc in Advanced Practice
  • Independent Non- Medical Prescriber
  • Speciality Qualification
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Leadership qualification
  • Working towards or relevant Doctorate


  • Active Professional portfolio in speciality



  • Evidence of clinically leading a service
  • Experience of manging patients with acute presentations of Stroke
  • Significant evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups
  • Evidence of working autonomously at a senior level within Stroke
  • Experience of holding clinical responsibility for a whole patient pathway
  • Experience of planning, assessing and directing care provided to patients across a whole pathway.
  • Experience of leading service development and redesign
  • Evidence of involvement in local & national networks
  • Significant experience of leading, training and developing staff


  • The post holder must have regular access to transport to meet the demands of the role
  • Provide evidence of published papers and publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Lead/chair national networks relating to specialty



  • Evidence of excellent autonomous clinical practice including independent decision making and problem solving
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in highly demanding environment.
  • Ability to work in a MDT environment
  • Undertaken a leadership programme
  • Evidence of high level diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Lead on the implementation of NICE guidelines
  • Lead on Implementation of audit/research recommendations
  • Evidence of significant involvement in change management
  • Competent in use of IT packages such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Audit & Research


  • Ability and evidence of translation of research findings into practice/implementat ion of research based practice


  • Evidence of leading research projects
  • Published in peer reviewed journals
  • Contribution to academic programmes

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Road



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