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Unscheduled Care Non-Medical Consultant, Band 8b

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be a clinical expert in the field of unscheduled care and will fulfil the 4 domains of the Nurse Consultant function:

1 .Clinical Practice

2. Leadership

3. Facilitation of Learning

4. Evidence, Research , Development

The post holder will practice at an advanced clinical level and exercise high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care. The post holder will provide clinical leadership, expert practice, and advanced knowledge, integrating research evidence into practice and contributing to/leading on research in this clinical field. There is an expectation that a minimum of 50% of the post holder's portfolio will be spent in direct autonomous clinical practice, having clinical responsibility for a defined cohort of patients and providing leadership for clinicians within this clinical area.

The post holder will monitor and improve standards of care through, supervision of practice, clinical audit, identifying quality improvement and research questions, disseminating research findings, national guidelines and promoting their translation into practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues and the provision of skilled professional leadership. The post holder will contribute to safeguarding and clinical effectiveness within the service by participating in audit and research as part of the MDT in this specialist field.

Main duties of the job

- Provide autonomous leadership, guidance and professional judgement in making challenging patient centred decisions in compliance with their respective code of conduct and within their scope of practice, being responsible and accountable for their decisions, actions and omissions at this level of practice. Develops and maintains expertise in skills and competencies, to ensure highest level of precision to maintain patient safety in line with Trust and NMC/HCPC regulatory frameworks

- Autonomously practice in the field of unscheduled care having a developed specialist clinical knowledge, and demonstrate a critical understanding of their broadened level of responsibility and autonomy, alongside the limits of own competence and professional scope of practice

- 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 using agreed protocols of clinical practice and professional guidelines

- Take responsibility for autonomous clinical decision making for admission and discharge of patients for specific speciality as appropriate for the service. Manage a defined caseload that will focus on patients, including those with complex physical and/or mental health needs.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates hospitals on our two main sites in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and we're one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Our workforce of almost 8,000 staff provide high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the detailed job description and main responsibilities of this role, please review the attached job description that will outline the role and responsibilities required.

Person Specification



  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Registered AHP with appropriate skillset or Registered Nurse



  • Evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups
  • Evidence of dissemination of research and applying research to clinical practice


  • Presentation of papers and publications in peer reviewed journals / high impact journals



  • Evidence of excellent clinical record
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a highly pressurised demanding environment.
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Able to articulate personal development needs and service/Quality Improvement
  • Evidence of significant involvement in change management & conflict resolution
  • Maintained development of clinical leadership skills


  • Further evidence of continued leadership development
  • Gold level Quality Improvement coach or desire to work towards one
  • Evidence of participation in research projects



  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Competent in use of IT packages such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Spreadsheets and Databases
  • Enthusiastic and self-aware
  • Creative and Flexible
  • Team focused
  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital / Cheltenham General Hospital



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