Lead Nurse

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crawley Down,
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pa
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are delighted to recruit to this position that would suit an experienced MH nurse. You will have some leadership experience, and experience of working with families and young people, and want to bring vision, energy and creativity to work to really make a difference to those who use our services and the working lives of nurses.

The base is flexible and you will be happy to travel as needed, and also work from home at times in line with current practice and a blended model. You will develop and maintain strong links with your nursing and MDT colleagues in CAMHS services, including operational manager and senior nursing colleagues across the CHYPS services and wider trust.

If you enjoy working with young people and their families, want to lead a group of engaged and motivated colleagues, and can manage complex cases and systems, we would welcome your application. You would have access to regular supervision and we would be discussing your bespoke development needs once in post.

Main duties of the job

You will provide clinical leadership of the home intervention service, physical health clinics and paediatric liaison workers in SFEDS. This role is a great mix of leadership and clinical work, and involves both delivering expert interventions and ensuring high standards through high quality supervision, strategic service development, and clinical leadership alongside the other lead professionals.

You will be supported by the General Manager, Lead Clinician and Service Manager to help the service achieve its KPIs, and make sure that nursing interventions in SFEDS are high quality and evidenced based. You will have a flair for collaborative working and problem solving in a multi agency context.

One of our key aims is to ensure our staff are well supported and have enjoyable, achievable roles that they can excel in. You will lead on the supervision provision for all nurses in SFEDS, and will provide to a number of colleagues.

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • With a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • Easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

See the attached 'Partnership Perks' document

Job description Job responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Significant experience of practice in CHYPS setting at band 7 or equivalent.
  • Proven record of innovation and evidence based practice development.
  • Significant experience of teaching / training.
  • Experience of undertaking research / audit.
  • Experience of service development.
  • Wide knowledge of local and national policy
  • Up to date clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Evidence of advanced clinical skills



MAIN DUTIES
  • To provide professional and clinical nursing leadership across the service; to contribute to the development and review of the CHYPS (Children and Young peoples) Nursing Strategy and to lead on its delivery and review within the locality area.
  • To develop and deliver specialist training, education and development opportunities for nursing staff and, as agreed, others.
  • To lead within the service on promoting clinical innovation and delivering continual development of nursing practice based upon evidence and relevant research. To ensure excellence in nursing practice and that service delivery is based on NICE guidelines and other relevant documents and guidance.
  • To provide clinical leadership of the home intervention service, physical health clinics and paediatric liaison workers in SFEDS.
  • To support physical health training within the service.
  • To act as service lead alongside the Clinical Service manager and Lead Clinician of the Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

We strongly encourage informal discussions before applying. Please contact Janine Chan, Janine.chan@spft.nhs.uk

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing e.g. RMN or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Appropriate leadership qualification (at diploma Level) or equivalent vocational experience.
  • Educated to master's degree level or willingness to Undertake appropriate training.
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of practice in CHYPS setting at band 7 or equivalent.
  • Proven record of innovation and evidence basedpractice development.
  • Significant experience of teaching / training.
  • Experience of undertaking research / audit.
  • Experience of service development
  • Wide knowledge of local and national policy / MHA
  • Up to date clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Evidence of advanced clinical skills
  • Experience of dynamic risk assessment across CAMHS Services
  • Knowledge of the 'Delivering With and Delivering Well' CYP IAPT Principles
  • Full comprehensive knowledge and understanding of NMC Code of Practice
Abilities Essential
  • Ability to be able to concentrate on specific activities and for an extensive period of time?
  • Ability to be able to deal with conflicting demands
  • Ability to deal with an unpredictable work pattern.
  • Ability to deal with multiple deadlines
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work flexibly with a high level of autonomy
  • Ability to deal with distressing or emotional circumstances
  • Ability to be able to use a PC


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