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Practice Development Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
TBC - Nottingham or Mansfield
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are excited to offer a new vacancy within the directorate of Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP).

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated applicants who have a proven record in improving patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness. The successful post-holders will be highly visible, proactive and compassionate clinical leaders and will act as a role model and clinical resource for all ward staff.

The Practice Development Lead will offer a 'hands on' supportive role, working alongside inpatient ward staff and community clinicians to take forward, evidence and monitor service improvement initiatives.

They will identify areas for improvement and will support the delivery of quality governance frameworks such as the QNWA accreditation standards and the CQC Fundamental Standards.

If this role sounds exciting to you and you have the skills and experience described as well as sharing our values then we would welcome your application.

Main duties of the job

The Practice Development Lead will be well-informed as to what good quality care looks like and will be skilled at encouraging and negotiating improvements where necessary. They will also support the Directorate to evidence where high quality patient centred care is being delivered.

You will on, occasion, also have responsibility for planning, delivering and evaluating small scale projects as required by the Senior Management team.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

You will play a lead role in the implementation and maintenance of quality improvement initiatives providing professional/clinical supervision, mentoring and coaching to ensure the workforce has the required skills and knowledge to deliver safe, clinically effective, recovery focused, person centred care.

This will be a facilitative role, leading and delivering agreed programmes of development and improvement that promote person-centred, safe, evidence based, recovery focused care, working alongside ward based nursing staff, clinical leads and senior leaders to take forward, evidence and monitor service improvement.

The role is an essential component in supporting and complimenting the Trust training and development programmes ensuring that the highest standards of care are implemented and that services meet statutory regulations and national standards.

There will be a particular focus on Preceptor Nurses ensuring the Preceptorship programme is completed to a satisfactory standard and skills are maintained.

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications
  • Registered Professional - e.g. level 1 RMN/RNLD; Occupational Therapist
  • Current registration with the NMC or relevant professional regulatory body
  • Professional knowledge acquired through relevant degree or equivalent demonstrable experience

  • Teaching/Assessing Qualification

  • -Evidence of professional development and compliance with mandatory training e.g. HLS, mentorship

  • Quality Improvement training - e.g. Bronze/Silver
  • Project management training
  • Management/leadership training

  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/community settings
  • Experience of working in a senior clinical role
  • Exposure to and understanding of quality improvement methods
  • Experience of supporting staff development through induction, mentorship and/or preceptorship.
  • Experience of working with older peoples services and Dementia care

  • Experience of clinical performance, self-assessment and clinical audit

  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent and proven change management skills and ability to support others within the change process
  • The ability to use and learn relevant IT software and systems
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, able to prioritise workload, managing multiple tasks and conflicting priorities and work to tight deadlines
  • The ability to take initiative in seeking out new literature, research and best practice.
  • Proven ability to create and deliver training packages/days to a range of disciplines, delivering new concepts and ideas
  • Good assessment, analytical and judgement skills. Able to make decisions on performance and convey own judgements to effect change / improvement
  • Evidence of excellent documentation, report writing and record keeping skills.

  • Adept in basic data analysis, e.g. clinical audit data
  • Experience in managing conflict.

  • Detailed knowledge of the Fundamental Standards regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
  • Knowledge of national, regional and local policy in relation to quality standards, targets and improvement initiatives

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, e.g. Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act

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