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Practice Development Sister

Employer
Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wigan
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a Practice Development Sister to have responsibility for professional development within the District nursing teams. There is a full time (37.5 hours) post on offer primarily working Monday to Friday. This is a permanent post.

The post holder will be required to provide formal classroom and one to one educational support for New starters to the District nursing teams. The primary function of the role is to provide mentorship, clinical leadership and education for the District nursing teams to ensure the delivery of efficient, effective, co-ordinated and responsive high quality care to patients. The post holder will also be responsible for maintaining their own clinical skills and competence by attendance at training/conferences and working in clinical practice.

An Enhanced DBS check will be obtained during pre-employment checks.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Main duties of the job

  • To work alongside Specialist Team Managers and Team Leaders to provide clinical leadership, education and professional development to the District nursing team.
  • To be responsible for the educational and professional mentorship required, maintaining and improving standards, within the District nursing teams.
  • To ensure that the nursing teams are professionally developed and supported to provide a high quality nursing service to its patients by caseload and clinical supervision.
  • Maintain own clinical skills and knowledge, by working with Practice Development Lead and District nursing teams as appropriate and alongside other colleagues from health and social care.


About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To work alongside Specialist Team Managers and Team Leaders to provide clinical leadership, education and professional development to the District nursing team.
  • To be responsible for the educational and professional mentorship required, maintaining and improving standards, within the District nursing teams.
  • To ensure that the nursing teams are professionally developed and supported to provide a high quality nursing service to its patients by caseload and clinical supervision.
  • Maintain own clinical skills and knowledge, by working with Practice Development Lead and District nursing teams as appropriate and alongside other colleagues from health and social care.
  • To ensure that Trust policies, procedures, standards, codes of practice and protocols are adhered to, by self and any others you are developing/mentoring.
  • Develop training packages for staff, as identified at PDR and skills analysis, and for Specialist Practitioner Students.
  • In conjunction with Specialist Team Managers, Team Leaders and others, e.g. Social Services, assess, monitor and support the maintenance of clinical competencies of staff within community teams.
  • Acknowledge the public health role and encourage others to actively seek out opportunities for improvement and protection of the health and wellbeing of the wider community.
  • With the Specialist Team Managers, Team Leaders and Mentors ensure appropriate allocation and learning experience for all students by utilising knowledge of theories of adult learning.
  • Provide ongoing support for students, utilising skills, knowledge and experience of all team members, thus enabling team participation in the planning and delivery of education and training of pre and post registration students.
  • Attend regular mentorship updates to inform education and training planning linking identified training needs to local needs.

Key results from the job holder
  • To maintain clinical credibility by providing patient care in a teaching/supportive role.
  • Provide training and education to those staff developing into a caseload management role.
  • Challenge professional and organisational boundaries to ensure that the role is focused on meeting the needs of patient users, thus promoting continuity of high quality health and social care.
  • Acts as an advocate and champion for patient care in a variety of forums and professional groups and challenge attitudes and behaviour.
  • Act as a role model to team members so that patients receive the most effective care possible.
  • Contribute to the development of policy and services to reflect the needs of the borough population, particularly in relation to community nursing.
  • Represent District nursing/deputise for Practice Development Lead/ Specialist Team Managers at meetings/working groups.
  • To be aware of the Care Quality Commission standards and actively promote these to the community nursing teams.
  • Maintain clinical and professional knowledge by identifying training needs through PDR with Practice Development Lead.
  • Attend training and updates in accordance with NMC recommendations, individual and organisational requirements.
  • Develop the District nursing teams understanding of Clinical Governance and the context of Clinical Governance in the wider organisation.
  • Contribute to the development of education and training within the organisation.
  • Be involved in the development and also participate in the clinical induction and preceptorship programmes for newly appointed staff.

Planning and Organisational Duties
  • Participate in individual and group supervision and take responsibility for developing own learning.
  • To work with the Practice Development Lead to improve quality within the clinical governance framework.
  • To work with the Practice Development Lead to develop and implement clinical practice guidelines.
  • Ensure team members receive appropriate clinical training and supported experience, identified via PDR and KSF.
  • Support or undertake any Route Cause Analysis/Investigations as delegated Operational Manager.
  • Work with the District nursing Specialist Team Managers/Team Leaders to monitor and ensure that the quality of the patient care delivered by the team is evidenced based and supported by best practice, through the use of clinical audit, caseload, and clinical supervision.
  • Participate in clinical audits as required and, in conjunction with Practice Development Lead, Specialist Team Managers and Team Leaders, formulate recommendations and action plans.

Communications and Key Working Relationships
  • Create an environment in which learning and practice development is fostered, evaluated and disseminated.
  • Facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all and practitioners.
  • Provide mentorship and assessment for identified individuals as required, ensuring learning outcomes and individual competencies are met.
  • Provide support to other mentors, working co-operatively to best support staff.
  • Advise on educational opportunities that will encourage the development and support of specialist knowledge and skills across practice and educational settings.
  • Participate in clinical audit to identify areas for development that will inform training and educational plans.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of national and local initiatives to improve health and service delivery and involve students in associated team/service developments and other local responses.
  • Advise methods of addressing skills deficit within the Team, as identified by the Specialist Team Managers/Team Leaders.
  • To support service delivery, improvement and development in conjunction with Practice Development Lead.
  • To work in collaboration with the Practice Development Lead, Team Specialist Managers, Team Leaders and Specialist Nurses, to support practice development and service modernisation.
  • Contribute to the development of the role and service redesign in integrated services

Responsibility for Finance
  • Have an awareness of budgets and financial restrictions within health service settings. Ensure staff you are working with use supplies efficiently.
  • As a non medical prescriber ensure prescribing practice is efficient and supports the needs of the patient.

Responsibility for Human Resources
  • Play a large part in the preceptorship/clinical induction of staff new to the service.
  • Work with Specialist Team Managers/Team Leaders/Human Resources when members of the team require extra support e.g performance management, capability issues.

Responsibility for Health & Safety

Compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 the post holder is required to fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards, and a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Responsibility for Teaching
  • Create an environment in which learning and practice development is fostered, evaluated and disseminated.
  • Facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all students and practitioners.
  • Provide mentorship and assessment for identified individuals as required, ensuring learning outcomes and individual competencies are met.
  • Provide support to other mentors, working co-operatively to best support students.
  • Advise on educational opportunities that will encourage the development and support of specialist knowledge and skills across practice and educational settings.
  • Participate in clinical audit to identify areas for development that will inform training and educational plans.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of national and local initiatives to improve health and service delivery and involve students in associated team/service developments and other local responses.
  • Advise methods of addressing skills deficit within the Team, as identified by the Specialist Team Managers/Team Leaders.
  • To support service delivery, improvement and development in conjunction with Practice Development Lead.

Work Circumstances & on-call
  • Mobile to visit patients throughout the Wigan Borough
  • Hours to be worked generally 08:30 17.00 Monday Friday, dependant on number of hours employed for. Occasional weekend according to new starters needs.
  • No on call, or bank holiday working required.
  • May have to support the out of hours nursing service with training and preceptorship of members of the team


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Prescriber V150/100 (or willing to undertake within 12 months)
  • ENB 998/City & Guilds 7307 (or mentorship experience)


Desirable

  • Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing)
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Clinical Supervisor Qualification


Skills

Essential

  • Competent in a wide range of nursing skills
  • Evidence of influencing, motivating and negotiating with others to acheive change in relation to care
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex sensitive information and advice on healthcare to patients/carers/colleagues
  • Ability to challenge practice and encourage learning
  • Ability to work nder pressure and mange a diverse workload
  • Confidence to challenge traditional/poor practice and ability to address dificult issues


Desirable

  • Root cause analysis/ investigation training


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive demonstrable post registration qualification/experience
  • Demonstrable care management and clinical leadership experience
  • Experience of successful multiagency working
  • Experience of mentorship with a range of learners
  • Experience and interest in developing skills of others
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