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Band 8b Nurse Consultant Advanced Practice

Job Reference: 313-A-20-83544-EE1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£53,168 / £62,001

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 8b Nurse Consultant Advanced Practice - Community Health Services (Subject to Banding)

We are offering a fantastic and rare opportunity for a highly experienced and expert Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our service and to take on the role of Nurse Consultant in Advanced Practice. You will lead and develop our team of advanced nurse practitioners and together you will work with Consultant Geriatricians to deliver a high standard of care to patients in our community hospitals.

In Community Health Services we are committed to ensuring that our community hospitals provide the optimal care for patients, specifically the frail older person. We recognise that the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role is a cutting edge function which crosses professional boundaries, undertaking traditional medical roles and leading the pathway into professional practice. We believe that it is a role model of excellence in the delivery of holistic care and is central to the nursing leadership and future clinical developments in the division.

We are looking for an exceptional Nurse Consultant to be a leader, change agent and advocate, helping us to meet daily challenges.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be expected to have extensive post registration experience as an advanced nurse practitioner, a strong academic track record and will have published or be in the process of doing so.

The candidate will also be expected to practice autonomously at an advanced level in the delivery of high quality, safe and supportive care.

The role blends a significant proportion of direct, high level clinical care with education, research and leadership which will:

  • Focus on the delivery and maintenance of clinical excellence;
  • Provide an expert consultancy service to patients, carers and colleagues;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate evidence based care;
  • Contribute to the development of the service by taking an active role in generating and disseminating knowledge across the organisation;
  • Undertake research within area of specialty that focuses on improving outcomes and experiences for patients, families and carers;
  • Facilitate and provide education and training to staff and students.

The post holder must be a driver and have access to a car

Do you have the drive, focus and passion to meet the requirements of this post? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss the post or arrange an informal visit please contact Caroline Barclay, Specialist Clinical Director on 07826 903889 or by email




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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