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Band 7 Senior Practitioner - Applewood & Windswept, Swindon

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are excited to have a Senior Practitioner role covering both Applewood acute and Windswept rehab based at Sandalwood court.This post creates an opportunity for clinical leadership, working across both male acute ward and mixed sex rehabilitation ward, offering training and supervision, completing audits, delivering QI projects and ensuring compliance with best practice. The post holder will take the lead in Patient Safety Incident Response Framework, working alongside the Quality Improvement lead. The Senior practitioner will alongside the ward manager play an active role in Bed management, attending various bed meetings over the course of the week.Applewood is a 15 bedded acute admission ward and Windswept is a 10 bedded rehab unit where the service users may present with complex mental health needs, physical health needs and varying risks. The post holder will work closely with both ward managers and our other Senior Practitioner who covers the later life wards. They will also be part of a strong multi-disciplinary team on both wards and the wider leadership team of the hospital.The post holder will form a strong network of allies, both within the locality and the Trust.

Main duties of the job

This senior practitioner role will be based at Sandalwood Court, Swindon across both Applewood and Windswept.

The post holder will work across both wards, ensuring consistency and oversight in the delivery of clinical training and supervision, particularly around physical health, risk management and sexual safety.

Key responsibilities:
  • Deliver bitesize training on wards
  • Develop a network of leads across all clinical wards and teams
  • Deliver induction sessions as needed.
  • Contribute to regular audits, ensuring compliance with Trust expectations.
  • Obtain data and prepare reports for Locality Quality and Standards and Locality Physical Health Group.
  • Attend Trustwide meetings representing the Locality.
  • Deliver Quality Improvement Projects, together with QI lead.
  • Work closely with MDT on both wards.
  • Engage with National Forums as appropriate to ensure that the wards are in line with Best Practice.
  • Provide management and / or clinical supervision to leads in this clinical area.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures in line with contract requirements.
  • Maintain links with Trust Lead to ensure compliance.
  • Maintenance of Continued Professional Development in order to maintain and develop skills to deliver best patient care.
  • PSIRF.


About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust):a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This senior practitioner role will be based at Sandalwood Court, Swindon across both Applewood and Windswept.

The post will work across all wards, ensuring consistency and oversight in the delivery of clinical training and supervision, particularly around physical health, risk management and sexual safety.

Key responsibilities:
  • Deliver bitesize training on wards.
  • Develop a network of leads across all clinical wards and teams.
  • Deliver induction sessions as needed.
  • Contribute to regular audits, ensuring compliance with Trust expectations.
  • Obtain data and prepare reports for Locality Quality and Standards and Locality Physical Health Group.
  • Attend Trustwide meetings representing the Locality.
  • Deliver Quality Improvement Projects, together with QI lead.
  • Work closely with MDT on both wards.
  • Engage with National Forums as appropriate to ensure that the wards are in line with Best Practice.
  • Provide management and / or clinical supervision to leads in this clinical area.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures in line with contract requirements.
  • Maintain links with Trust Lead to ensure compliance.
  • Maintenance of Continued Professional Development in order to maintain and develop skills to deliver best patient care.
  • PSIRF


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in Band 6 inpatient role


Desirable

  • Experience in similar role in Inpatient


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of job role


Desirable

  • Knowledge of role


Safety

Essential

  • Evidence of knowledge around Risk / Health and safety


Desirable

  • Experience of PSIRF


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Applewood and Windswept

Highworth Road

Swindon

SN3 4FW

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342-SWN019-0224

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