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Clinical Nurse Advisor

Job Posted: 10 April 2024
Job Updated: 14 May 2024

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Job Title: Clinical Nurse Advisor

Function: Care Pathway Team

Location: Field Based – Midlands covering- Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Chesterfield

Type: Permanent

Job Ref: 811

Salary: £37,060 potential to rise to £43,600 over 3 years

Closing Date: 1 June 2024

NHS Supply Chain are recruiting for a Clinical Nurse Advisor for the South region.

Purpose of the role

Working with clinical and non-clinical colleagues in NHS organisations within Integrated Care Systems, you will be leading development of Care Pathways, which include Value Based Procurement, Innovation and delivering value for money.

Using latest guidance, best practice and nationally approved recommendations (GIRFT, MedTech Directorate, AHSNs, NICE, MHRA, Royal Colleges, NHSE), and collaborating with NHS Supply Chain stakeholders (Hospital and Out of Hospital Care teams) you will support organisations to adopt innovation and clinical best practice, transforming care pathway outcomes for patients.


  • Engage with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders to explore, influence and deliver Value Based Procurement and Innovation.
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders and NHSSC colleagues, to gain greater insight to the purchasing drivers and needs of the NHS.
  • Bring customer insights back into NHSSC to support other functions to drive their service delivery plans.
  • Be able to explore and identify end to end patient pathways with customers to support the delivery of improved patient outcomes.

What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?

  • You will have to have experience of working as a clinical nurse and collaborating with a variety of clinical and non-clinical stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in multi-supplier service environments gained within NHS industry.
  • Experience of relationship building with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of NHS programmes to support the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan with established customer relationships.
  • Track record of change management and influencing the clinical need for change.
  • Have project management experience, including project risk identification, stakeholder mapping, benefits realisation and decision making cycle.
  • Understanding of Care Pathways and Value Based Procurement.
  • Strong communication skills including listening carefully to customer needs and probing beneath the surface to gain richer insight on views.

How you’ll work

Home office working, working from home with visits to customer sites and as required office working including team days.

In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:

  • Performance led annual bonus scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 6% employee / 12% employer contributions of your base salary)
  • Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you
  • 2 days paid Volunteering Leave
  • 1 day paid Wellbeing Leave
  • Long Service Awards
  • Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts
  • Flexible working options
  • National Annual season ticket purchase scheme
  • Eye Care vouchers
  • Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

NHS Supply Chain, who are we?

We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.

We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.

And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.

Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.

Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first

Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health


  • Be Authentic
  • Be Inclusive
  • Be Driven
  • Be Enterprising
  • Be The Difference


Other Information

  • SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.
  • For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:
  • For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at

NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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