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Band 8b Nurse Consultant

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Dermatology department at UHB, specifically at the Solihull Hospital site. Due to ongoing service demands and a vision to expand and develop our services, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding nurse consultant to join our Dermatology team.

The post holder will be responsible for leading, coordinating and developing a high quality service in their service and across the organisation. They will work in partnership with the multidisciplinary team to promote excellence in clinical practice.

The post holder will use their expert knowledge in providing health care to patients referred to the service for specialist advice and management. The post holder will see direct referrals relating to their area of expertise, assess, triage and treat maintaining expert practice in all aspects of that specialty management. They will practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability in the provision of such care. Develop and maintain links between secondary & primary care providers to ensure models of care that facilitate patient and family well-being. In collaboration with the lead clinicians develop, lead and manage specific service development relating to DOH, NICE, NHS England, Specialist commissioning groups, regional and Trust objectives or guidance.

The post holder will deliver a 50% direct clinical care component to their role and 50% related to clinical innovation, service development, CPD, education, audit & research.

Main duties of the job

1.Work autonomously as an advanced practitioner to provide effective care to individuals and groups, managing a caseload of patients delivering individualised direct patient care

2.Demonstrate a critical understanding of their broadened level of responsibility and autonomy and limits of own competence and professional scope of practice.

3.Use clinical expertise and decision making skills to undertake advanced health assessment and clinical examinations, request relevant diagnostic investigations and make diagnoses and referrals for other specialist treatment

4.Undertake advanced clinical skills to provide treatment/advice as per speciality and scope of practice using agreed protocols of clinical practice and professional guidelines. This service may be provided within an acute secondary healthcare facility or in primary, community or home care setting.

5.Take responsibility for autonomous clinical decision making for admission and discharge of patients for specific speciality as appropriate for the service

6.Undertake a variety of advanced clinical procedures (invasive & non-invasive) following appropriate underpinning training and assessment that are required for the patient group as agreed by Clinical Service Lead

7.Undertake Non-Medical Prescribing role and provide advice on medicine management issues associated with the patient specialty group. Work within Trust policy for Medicines Management

For a full list of main duties please refer to the job description.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Professional Healthcare Registration with a UK Regulatory Body ( NMC / HCPC )
  • * Post Graduate Qualification in specific speciality or equivalent experience
  • * MSc or Level 7 equivalent portfolio of 180 CATs (Must cover all 4 Pillars of advanced clinical practice) -- Portfolio must include evidence of health assessment module at Level 7
  • * Non -- Medical Prescribing Course
  • -- where applicable to registration
  • * Advanced Life Support Qualification
  • * Recognised Teaching & Assessing/ Mentoring Qualification / Course



  • * Minimum of 5 years' post registration experience at a senior level (Band 7 or above/ equivalent) in specialty area
  • * Evidence / experience of working in an MDT within a health care provider service
  • * Evidence of on-going CPD Evidence of teaching in a variety of environments
  • * A sound knowledge of professional priorities and issues relating to NHS care provision
  • * A knowledgeable clinician with ability to ensure clinical governance is embedded in practice
  • * Sound understanding of evidence based practice and its application
  • * Knowledge of the national and local NHS healthcare agenda and its implications

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Hospital

Lode Ln


West Midlands

B91 2JL

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