The newly created position of Senior Staff Nurse
has been long in the planning and will create an exciting, innovative pathway to ward-based nurses who wish to pursue a more clinical pathway in their career.
Reporting into the Ward Manager, you would be working in a multi-faceted role encompassing training and development, clinical governance and quality and continuous improvement as well as a heavy focus on developing and implementing comprehensive care plans, not to mention research and being an active participant in shaping the future of in-patients services.
Significant investment has been made in the creation of 34 roles across the Black Country region - (IRO two per hospital ward) - and we encourage you to be a part of this outstanding opportunity to enhance your nursing career.Main duties of the jobProfessional responsibilities
- To maintain and develop own and the teams clinical skills, knowledge and professional practice via a local training template in line with professional, NICE, SCIE (social care institute for excellence) and KSF guidelines and service need, ensuring the maintenance of effective evidence based practice.
To support and contribute towards the organisation's clinical governance systems, supporting quality standards and work towards the continuous improvement in clinical and service quality. Clinical Responsibilities
- To act as a clinically focussed Senior Staff Nurse within Inpatient Wards providing support/advice linking with Matrons and community specialist nurses and pathways.
- To act in a consultative role for junior staff, supporting the upskilling of staff knowledge and skills.
These are exciting times for Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform in-patient mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives across our communities.
The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and in July 2022 became the lead provider for mental health services across the Black Country. We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, including multi-million pound investment in building new facilities and work-force models.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To be conversant with and practice within the realms of the 1983 Mental Health Act.
To engage in clinical supervision both as a provider and receiverTo be responsible for supporting the maintenance of clinical standards regarding assessment of care needs.Work with the ward managers to ensure equitable use of all resources to support an effective service.To support the instigation and continuation of CQC standards, infection control standards, National patient safety standards and standards for better health.
Please see attached detailed Job description and specification in advert.Person SpecificationShortlistingEssential
- A professional healthcare qualification (Nurse)
- Registration to practice
- Comprehensive experience of multi-disciplinary work
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Management Qualification or equivalent experience
- Post-graduate experience working in MH Inpatients
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Abbey House - Hallam Street Hospital
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