Consultant Practitioner Band 8b
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Wakefield, GB
17h ago

Job overview

We have a clear vision - to be trusted as the best urgent and emergency care provider, with the best people and partnerships, delivering the best outcomes for patients.

These exciting new Consultant Practitioner roles have been introduced as part of our ambitious plans to strengthen clinical leadership in our services, including developing specialist and advanced practice in the Trust.

They will be instrumental in our clinical engagement with health and social care system partners in the delivery of integrated care and play a key part in influencing the clinical direction of our organisation.

The successful candidates will have a strong clinical background within the field of pre-hospital urgent and emergency care.

They will be highly experienced clinicians, from a paramedic or nursing background, with well-developed leadership skills and a strong track record of collaborative working to drive improvements in patient care.

Each role will correspond to one of the three Integrated Care System (ICS) geographical areas covering the Yorkshire area - Humber and North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

Main duties of the job

The postholders will be key players in our wider area leadership teams and senior representatives of the Trust in clinical networks in their respective ICS areas, working across teams to influence clinical strategy and the development of patient care.

The postholders will work within a matrix structure, playing a key part in leading, influencing and delivering the clinical direction for the organisation.

The work will be primarily within the defined area of an Integrated Care System footprint but the three posts will also contribute significantly to clinical leadership across the Trust.

The positions have four key areas of focus :

  • expert clinical practice
  • professional clinical leadership and collaborative practice
  • education and development
  • research, evaluation and quality improvement
  • A job plan will be agreed with the successful postholders, reflecting these domains and their individual experience and strengths.

    Working for our organisation

    As the provider of , NHS and non-emergency Patient Transport Services for a population of more than five million people, our services are the gateway to urgent and emergency care across Yorkshire and the Humber.

    With national and regional developments to establish integrated care systems with a shared vision for local communities, we are developing our service delivery model to focus on integrated care, enabling us to provide people with the support they need, working seamlessly with our partners

    As a result, we are looking for experienced and respected clinical professionals with strong leadership skills to drive further improvements in patient care through collaboration and innovation

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    To succeed in this role, you will need to :

  • Have clinical expertise and experience within the field of urgent and emergency care
  • Demonstrate compassionate and inclusive leadership, in line with YAS values.
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be politically astute and able to influence and persuade
  • Demonstrate a track record of leading or contributing to quality improvement, audit or research in the field of urgent and emergency care.
  • Meet the person specification, as attached
  • Essential criteria

  • Registered Paramedic or Nurse
  • Masters degree relevant to the field of clinical practice
  • Extensive knowledge within the field of pre-hospital urgent and emergency care
  • Evidence of on going personal development and specialist training.
  • Understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry.
  • Understanding of approaches to continuous Quality Improvement
  • Desirable criteria

  • Education to doctorate level relevant to the field of clinical practice
  • Personal interest and expert knowledge of a specific area of practice within the broader field of urgent and emergency care
  • Independent prescribing qualification or willing to undertake
  • Essential criteria

  • Registered paramedic or nurse with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience within the field of urgent and emergency care.
  • Has experience of policy, procedure and patient pathway development.
  • Experience of engaging multiple stakeholders and working across organisational boundaries in complex systems
  • Evidence of experience of participation in, or oversight of, clinical audit and research programmes.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of leading, introducing or managing complex change programmes.
  • Essential criteria

  • Clinical practitioner with expertise within the field of urgent and emergency care
  • Can motivate and inspire others.
  • Is credible to internal and external stakeholders, with ability to communicate complex, sensitive or conflicting information.
  • Ability to create and interpret new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship
  • Ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline
  • Ability to shape and lead on multi-professional clinical development and capable of monitoring their progress and outcomes.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret evidence to support the development of policy and practice
  • Ability to assess risks, anticipate difficulties and successfully address them.
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce which reflects the communities and patients we serve across the Yorkshire region.

    Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts candidates from all sections of the community and signals our commitment to embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity.

    As an inclusive organisation we welcome applicants irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people with lived experienced from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, people from the LGBT+ community, people with caring responsibilities and people with disabilities.

    We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process, for applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job vacancy, and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability under the Disability Confident Scheme .

    Please note the salary range stated in advertisements is calculated on a pro rata basis if the vacancy is part time.

    Disclosure and Barring Service

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults.

    Many of our posts are subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). Should this position be subject to a DBS check the cost will be recovered from your salary as a one-off payment.

    Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service (incl. application fee) are £41.90 for an enhanced check and £21.

    90 for a standard check.

    What we can offer :

  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job shares and flexible hours, agile working.
  • 27 days annual leave, increasing to 33 with service.
  • Sell annual leave scheme.
  • Contributory Pension.
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gyms, mobile phone, and insurance.
  • Car lease and other salary sacrifice schemes.
  • Dedicated employee assistance and counselling service.
  • Opportunities for research participation, career progression and ongoing development.
  • Well respected, committed and supported staff networks for our workforce.
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