Night Bleep Holder

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the adult acute inpatient care pathway working as the night bleep holder at the Radbourne Unit.

The night bleep holder role requires an enthusiastic, motivated and resilient individual, with excellent leadership skills and who is able to demonstrate a professional role model encompassing the trust values and vision.

As the night bleep holder, you will be required to provide clinical leadership and advice to the inpatient wards at the Radbourne unit, develop positive working relationships with key stakeholders i.e. other 24/7 services, Police, Social Care and the on call team.

Coordination of staffing resource and inpatient admissions are integral to this role as well as responding to inpatient emergency events. The ability to prioritise and delegate is key.

There will be a requirement to undertake a period of training and orientation across both day and night bleeps to ensure a robust package of support and development to the successful applicant.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the Senior Nursing Team and the inpatient areas.
  • You will be responsible for coordination of staffing and resource across the defined service area in response to clinical requirements within the areas.
  • You will assess clinical activity and bed state across the campus in order to make informed decisions in regard to bed allocation for people requiring admission.
  • You will be aware of and available to provide telephone/electronic and face to face consultation and advice to on and off-site services inclusive but not limited to other DHCFT services, the public and other agencies.
  • You will be responsible for seeking out of area inpatient beds where there are no available beds for admission..
  • You will be available for advice to other service lines in regard to the process for seeking other out of area inpatient beds.
  • Issues that cannot be resolved by you will be escalated to the Area Service Manager or 1ston call manager out of hours.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.
  • 3 years experience post registration experience preferably in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to form positive working relationships with other agencies, charities and providers.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload to meet the needs of the service.
  • Flexibility and adaptability with the capacity to respond positively to changing situations.
  • Clinical Supervisor experience or a willingness to undertake training.
  • Awareness of professional issues and developments and how these impact on local services by demonstrating an understanding of national government initiatives in Health and Social care.
  • Ensure a high clinical profile that includes the provision of direct nursing care, effective bed management and purposeful admissions with a global overview of all clinical activity across the Unit.
  • Provide strong clinical leadership and support to junior colleagues across the service area.
  • Demonstrate a senior level of competence within the acute care pathway ensuring this is disseminated in a constructive and effective way.
  • Role model effective interpersonal and therapeutic interaction skills with people in our care, their carers and team members.
  • Be readily available to provide clinical supervision for peers and junior colleagues in line with Trust policy and clinical need.
  • Support regular clinical audit across the defined areas to support the quality agenda and to ensure clinical compliance, maintaining effective lines of communication in regard to findings and areas for improvement.
  • Promote involvement, autonomy and choice for people in our care, their carers and other people important to them.
  • Promote involvement with providers of care throughout the health community in exploring alternatives to admission and treatment options, i.e. CMHTs, Social Services, Voluntary Organisations etc. and within the wider multi agency community.
  • Facilitate junior colleagues to deliver high quality assessment/ formulation/ person centred care planning/ risk assessment and management is firmly embedded within clinical practice and in line with best practice evidence
  • Contribute to and facilitate a multidisciplinary approach in incident analysis, and a learning the lessons culture within a reflective model.
  • Support the development of clinical skills/ knowledge through identification of training needs and monitoring of clinical standards, reporting findings to the appropriate senior nurse.
  • Support nursing staff to ensure the care programme approach is applied to practice and involvement of the people in our care/ carers/ advocacy is an integral aspect care.
  • Monitor adherence to legislative requirements (Mental Health Act, Code of Practice), providing education, support and ward based training where required.
  • Share evidence based practice and research awareness, and ensures this underpins foundation of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Have an extensive knowledge of the PIpA model/Red2Green ensuring this is firmly embedded within clinical practice.
  • Nurture a culture of reflective practice and critical analysis skills to promote shared learning and development of innovative approaches in an emotionally safe environment.
  • Utilise evidence based practice and National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to support service users mental, social and physical wellbeing in an in-patient setting.
  • Be actively engaged in a wide range of health promotion developments to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of people in our care, supporting the wider team to incorporate this within clinical practice, taking account of the persons own responsibilities and choices.
  • Ensure a broad awareness of senior nurse responsibilities and HR policies.
  • Support effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Feedback findings of clinical audit/ clinical compliance to senior nurse and team.
  • Support the senior nurse in performance management by providing relevant reports/ concerns/ and monitoring clinical performance.
  • It will be expected that the post holder works a minimum of 8 weeks of day shifts per year.
  • Exercise professional accountability and responsibility, taking into account the actions of other professionals who are responsible/accountable to you.
  • Ensure care is delivered to incorporate health and social care policy.
  • Ensure care is delivered in a person centred manner ensuring the gender, ethnic, cultural and spiritual needs of service users are adhered to.
  • Ensure clinical decisions have an evidenced based rationale taking into consideration risk management and legal frameworks.
  • Ensure carers/significant others are included in the planning implementation delivery and evaluation of care.
  • Support the interests of service users in complex situations using professional knowledge, judgements and skills to enable you to account for the decisions you make, and the clinical leadership you provide for others.
  • Act as a role model and as a senior clinician to promote high standards of professionalism representing both the Trust and the profession in the exercise of their duties.
  • Nurture a culture of respect for others, and an environment that values and is respectful of ethnicity, gender, culture, experience and individuality for staff and people in our care.
  • Ensure the promotion of good practice, prevention of poor practice, and proactive intervention of unacceptable practice.
  • Ensure good communication systems are in operation within the clinical area, that support and enhance high quality care, (i.e.:IT, verbal, inter-personal, written).
  • Support the senior nursing team in effecting change across the Campus.
  • Empower all team members to participate in implementing change by using problem solving, considering potential conflicts and planning resolution.
  • Support the senior nurse to proactively manage conflict within a multi-professional team, ensuring the needs of people in our care are maintained and always treated as a priority.
  • Ensure that team practice facilitates the participation of people in our care and their carers in developing and shaping the service.
  • Support the senior nurse in the development of strategic thinking skills, promoting an umbrella view of clinical situations for the multi-professional team.
  • Take the lead in clinical practice development as indicated.
  • Ensure a learning the lessons culture by cultivating a reflective practice environment learning from untoward incidents and investigation.
  • Ensure live nursing registration is maintained including revalidation requirements.
  • Promote and participate in a culture of life-long learning.
  • Ensure participation in regular appraisal and identification of development needs.
  • Ensure regular participation and delivery of clinical and managerial supervision.
  • Ensure regular opportunities to develop your own clinical/ professional practice are optimised considering service needs and best practice evidence.
  • Maintain a professional portfolio as evidence for revalidation.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/ LD Professional Registration
  • Diploma level education
  • Teaching & Assessing qualification
  • Degree Level Education
  • Dual qualification
  • Leadership training
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate relevant experience within inpatient menatl health nursing
  • 2-3 years post qualification experience
  • Relevent experience of working with people with complex needs
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training and development
  • Demonstrate a good awareness of professional accountability and code of conduct
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clinical and operatioanl assurance and governance frameworks
  • Awareness of operational management skills
  • Demonsatrte an understanding of clinical leadership and effective team working

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