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Clinical recruitment

The below information gives you an idea of what we look for in our clinicians. Full job descriptions are available via each job advert, listed on NHS Jobs.

Senior clinical advisor (Band 6)

  • Registered with appropriate regulatory body, e.g. as a registered general nurse, paramedic or other HCPC registered AHP
  • Post registration experience working in relevant healthcare setting or specialities
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy and keyboard skills
  • Sound clinical decision making capabilities and ability to demonstrate critical thinking
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Ability to listen carefully in order to understand the needs of others
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and establish rapport and credibility with others within the team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times with regards to staff and patients
  • Motivated by the provision of patient care
  • Organised, systematic and flexible
  • Calm under pressure
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Substantial clinical experience in a range of settings
  • In-depth knowledge of a specialist clinical area
  • Previous experience in leadership – including engaging and motivating staff
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional/multi-agency environment
  • Ability to engage with people and motivate and support them to work to high standards
  • High level of clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to take responsibility for managing individual team members

Advanced practitioner (Band 7)

All of the skills above, plus:

  • Relevant masters level modules (or working towards)
  • Significant post registration experience where autonomous working at an advanced level has been acquired in the speciality area or a related area where advanced skills could be transferable
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Experience of clinical leadership
  • Knowledge of local and national healthcare agendas/strategy and policies and how they relate to the specific service
  • In depth service-specific knowledge which underpins advanced level practice
  • Ability to demonstrate multi-professional working and working across organisational boundaries
  • Self directed, proactive, willing and committed to learn and develop

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What our clinicians say about their role

Barbara Wells

Barbara WellsBarbara, who lives in Chester-le-Street, joined us in 2008, having previously worked as a nurse.



Paul Cunningham

Paul CunninghamPaul, who lives near Stanley, joined the Clinical Assessment Service in 2009. Paul has been with NEAS for 33 years, 26 of which were spent working on the road as a paramedic.


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