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Consultant Nurse-Urgent Treatment Centre

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Consultant Nurse-Urgent Treatment Centre who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The post holder will work across the UEC, Emergency department (ED)and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) , Assessment Areas and SDEC service) within ENHT maintaining a high level of clinical presence and providing highly specialised professional advice, consultancy, clinical expertise and leadership to patients, carers and Trust staff.

The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced skills and competencies to directly influence the delivery of programmes of care across the full range of UEC. A significant element of the role will be developing advanced practice and ensuring robust clinical governance frameworks for autonomous practice within UEC services.

The post holder will initiate research in the field of UEC to ensure that evidence-based practice is inherent in all aspects of service delivery. They will maintain clinical excellence through the dissemination of knowledge across the Trust, partnership groups/organisations and externally as appropriate. The post holder will liaise with partner Universities and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and will contribute to joint projects relevant to autonomous practice in this field.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The Consultant Nurse will demonstrate advanced knowledge and expertise in practice functions including clinical history taking, physical assessment and investigation interpretation relevant to role.

Demonstrate advanced knowledge and expertise in clinical decision-making skills in referring patients for further tests, investigations and interpreting results.

Work with the ENPs ANP, ACP, Matron/s and the management team to provide clinical governance leadership for advanced practice to provide assurance that the service meets national guidelines and standards of performance use audit and evaluation of services to provide evidence base for the redesign and transformation of services.

Be an innovator, capable of pioneering new approaches to enhance practice.

Be a positive role model, demonstrating high quality, person-centred care.Act as a change agent, challenging existing practice to improve quality of care.

Work as an autonomous practitioner maintaining an identified caseload pertinent to service needs and priorities.

Use highly developed specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory (at master's level) and experience, in day-to-day clinical practice.

About us

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 plus dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:o The Lister Hospital, Stevenageo New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden Cityo Hertford County, Hertfordo Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding & starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees.Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen & consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role

Please note the interview date is provisional and may change.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • Registered Nurse (Active Registration)
  • Masters in advanced clinical Practice, or able to provide evidence that already operating at that level of practice in line with the Framework for Advanced Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional in UK
  • Registered with the NMC as a Non- Medical Prescriber or currently working towards
  • Diploma in the Autonomous Management of Minor Injuries/illness /equivalent autonomous practice course relating to minor injury/illness or advance practice
  • Teaching/assessing qualification
  • Teaching/assessing qualification Management qualification/ leadership training with proven ability to lead and build effective teams
  • Management qualification/ leadership training with proven ability to lead and build effective teams
  • Valid Immediate Life Support (ILS)


  • PhD / Prof Doc
  • Valid Advanced Life Support
  • Valid Advanced Pediatric Life Support Valid Advanced Trauma Nursing/ Trauma Life Support

Previous Experience


  • Extensive relevant experience at senior level practicing as an autonomous practitioner in minor injuries
  • Evidence of creating and sustaining positive relationships with senior medical, nursing and managerial staff
  • Track record of significant continuous professional and management development Budget management and experience of effectively managing a team
  • Experience of workforce planning / role redesign Experience of NHS line management, service delivery and systems of change
  • Experience of quality improvement techniques & system change Experience of strategic thinking and planning.
  • Experience of sound financial management skills
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams, by engaging them in the strategic direction and delivery plans, establishing clear work priorities with them, delegating effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback
  • Ability to develop and lead teams Ability to build consensus through persuasion and influence Results orientated.
  • Advanced decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage conflict with Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with good listening skills
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure Managing quality improvement development programmes within a multi-professional environment
  • Able to set and monitor standards of care that ensure this is delivered to an exceptional standard


  • Evidence of developing research proposals and engaging in national research projects
  • Experience of managing complex change
  • Successful project management



  • Clear leadership skills and an ability to deliver within a transformational style across the organisation Influencing and team building skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and liaise with wide range of partners, including patients and public.
  • Advanced computer skills including knowledge of databases, spreadsheets. Able to manipulate data in a range of databases and produce reports and briefing papers
  • Presentation skills to include communicating complex and sensitive information to large groups as well as multi-professional problem solving in teams
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively and to prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with all professional disciplines across the organisation
  • Ability to analyse complex clinical issues/problems, identify necessary action and make recommendations and follow these through
  • Ability to provide formal teaching development to staff/colleagues
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of learning activities and identifies how it could be improved
  • Proven ability in the formation and drafting of local, regional and national policy/strategy
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and successfully implement solutions to address them Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programs.
  • A portfolio of publications


  • Record of innovation in clinical practice or service delivery



  • Expert knowledge of autonomous practice in minor injuries
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults/Children including the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Knowledge of NHS, policy development and challenges facing the NHS
  • Knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of change management processes Knowledge of research methodology

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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