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Nurse Consultant Older Persons Medicine

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Nurse Consultant to join the team in the Older Persons medicine Directorate. The successful candidate will support the medical teams in delivering a quality service to their patients.

You will be joining an established team of affable, dynamic consultants, junior doctors, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and nurses who strive to provide the highest level of clinical care in the friendly atmosphere of the acute footprint.

The post holder will be working autonomously as an Nurse Consultant (Senior ACP), under direct or indirect supervision of senior medical colleagues, at an advanced clinical level in the direct delivery of high-quality care making critical clinical decisions based on advanced clinical skills assessment working effectively across all four pillars of advanced clinical practice as set out by Health Education England (2017).

The post holder will provide clinical leadership and support within the nursing/AHP teams in developing the service to improve the patient experience, supporting Consultants with day-to-day clinical activity (to be determined according to need of the directorate)

Main duties of the job

Function's clinically at Tier 2 level and takes part in the Tier 2 rota across Older Persons Medicine including medical outliers not residing in base wards working a standard shift pattern.

Day to day clinical functions will include but is not limited to:
  • Leading ward round rounds for OPM patients on base wards and within Primary Care Hospitals and outlier areas when required.
  • Offering specialist clinical advice regarding the treatment of older patients within different specialties.
  • Provides senior clinical leadership across OPM as part of the multidisciplinary team in the care of patients and their families.
  • Initiates clinical assessment and investigations and then coordinates a diagnosis, on-going treatment, investigation and referral providing high quality care throughout.
  • Applies complex reasoning and critical thinking to a range of acute medical situations in order to make considered clinical judgements about diagnosis, care, treatment and escalation to other colleagues and services.
  • Demonstrates leadership and innovation in a clinical context that can be unfamiliar, complex and volatile which require solutions involving many interacting factors.
  • Continually review and develop own, service, and organisational effectiveness, lead service improvement and actively contribute to the body of knowledge through research.
  • Work within the HEE (2020) consultant level practice capability and impact framework.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • Registered first level nurse or allied health professional
  • Master's Degree (MSc/MA) in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Evidence of teaching, assessment, and supervision skills
  • Competencies completed to a minimum of an ST3 Registrar


  • Advanced life support instructor



  • OPM (or equivalent) HEE competencies completed to a minimum of an ST3 Registrar
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge within OPM
  • Extensive post masters clinical experience
  • Ability to undertake clinics/ ward rounds unsupervised or with minimum indirect supervision.
  • Ability to travel across the Trust and adapt to a flexible working pattern including weekends, nights and on calls

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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