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Regional Clinical Network Coordinator

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa/pro rata for part-time staff
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Have a lead role in supporting the development of a seamless, coordinated, and timely approach to care and rehabilitation for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients across the region and the provision of expert, evidence-based care to spinal cord injured individuals and their families, including the provision of clinical time to support the nurse-led review and follow up of SCI patients in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH)

Utilise advanced knowledge and clinical skills in spinal cord injuries to support the development and delivery of a safe and sustainable Network Outreach model of care, integrating services for patients across primary, community and secondary care. Working with a high degree of professional autonomy and have responsibility for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Network Outreach model of care that encompasses STH Outreach and Community Liaison, Discharge and Regional multi-disciplinary teams.

As well as the continuing care in clinical and therapy facilities, we are home to a large, dedicated sports hall used by our patients and as a training facility for both the Sheffield Wheelchair Sports Club and the Sheffield Steelers' wheelchair basketball team.

Our facilities exist to provide comprehensive care in a welcoming and highly supportive environment.

Main duties of the job

Support the development of a Network Outreach model of care implementing a single network team across multiple acute hospital locations, spread across a wide geographical area ensuring safe, effective, and high-quality care is provided to patients and relatives.

Working closely with the Spinal Injury Unit Matron, and clinical teams within the directorate/Care Group, throughout STH and partner organisations across the Network to support early rehabilitation and to identify alternative treatment options closer to patient's homes.

Provide leadership, management, and a high level of clinical expertise within own area of specialism to prevent and offer an alternative to secondary admissions and facilitate timely transfer between different care settings.

Work in partnership with specialist networks e.g., Major Trauma Network and Rehabilitation providers to support developing roles and clinical knowledge within the specialty, leading and implementing innovative ways of working.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre is one of the leading spinal cord injuries centres nationally and one of eight centres in England designated to receive and treat patients with spinal cord injuries. We are the second largest spinal cord injury centre in the UK and the regional centre for Yorkshire, the Midlands and the East of England.

The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre provides a lifelong service to a population of patients. With a focus on empowering our patients to live as independently as possible, our purpose- built facilities include three dedicated wards, an outpatient's centre, and specialist physiotherapy and occupational therapy units.

Around 200 staff, who are specifically trained to provide spinal injury treatment and rehabilitation, work from our purpose-built centre. Roles include Consultants, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, and Radiographers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (adult), Allied Health Professional, or Physician Associate with current professional registration.
  • Teaching and assessing in the clinical environment or equivalent qualification/ experience.
  • Post graduate training and education to Masters level or equivalent, or evidence of working towards this.
  • Demonstrable evidence of CPD relating to advanced SCI care and management
  • Recognised Management and Leadership qualification or completed development programme.
  • Member of MASCIP


  • Advanced physical assessment course (Willingness to undertake this is essential)
  • Independent prescribing qualification (Willingness to undertake this is essential)
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner qualification.



  • Experience of working at a senior level in a relevant clinical environment.
  • Clinical experience of working with adults SCI management.
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary staff, teams and HR issues.
  • Proven experience of service improvement and change management in a clinical environment.
  • Development and maintenance of professional relationships and networks across a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience of clinical governance, risk management and quality assurance systems and processes.
  • Advanced patient engagement, assessment and care planning skills, treating patients with respect, dignity, and cultural sensitivity ensuring the holistic needs of the individual are considered
  • Experience in the development and delivery of education, training and teaching resources and programmes
  • Experience of managing complaints, investigations and use of RCA tools and resources.
  • Experience of engaging, involving and working with service users to develop practice

Skills and Knowledge


  • Specialist knowledge and application of best evidence based practice in spinal cord injury including management of bladder, bowel, skin and respiratory care.
  • Ability to conduct, analyse and act upon research and audit evidence within the specialist environment.
  • Knowledge of current issues, initiatives and developments within SCI, the NHS and Adult Social Care
  • Highly developed communication, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to communicate unwelcome and distressing information to patients, carers and relatives with clarity empathy and sensitivity.
  • Ability to lead, influence and contribute to the development of strategic developments in SCI provision locally, regionally and nationally, including representing STH at meetings and forums.
  • High level of computer literacy, IT skills and use of software packages including Microsoft, Datix, and the National SCI Database.
  • Ability to interpret and critically analyse complex data.
  • Working knowledge of legislation, NICE, SCIE, HEE, MASCIP and other evidence, guidance, technical appraisals, tools and resources as they relate to Spinal Cord Injury.
  • Ability to manage financial resources and organisational assets in line with Standing Financial Instructions.

Personal Qualities


  • Highly motivated and able to work autonomously and under pressure, manging time and prioritising workload effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of professional boundaries, limitations and competencies seeking guidance and support where necessary.
  • Commitment to ongoing personal development and CPD.
  • Participation in OOH's rotas as required

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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