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Associate Director of Nursing

Employer
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Guildford
Salary
£85,582 to £98,387 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8D
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director of Nursing

for the Surgical Division to join our CQC Outstanding Trust. You will

work collaboratively as part of the triumvirate leadership team with the ADO and Chiefs of Service. This post is part of the on call manager's rota.

We are looking for a dynamic, inspiring nursing leader with extensive

experience in the delivery of high quality surgical services.

The post holder is a key player in accelerating the transformational change to deliver the core business agenda. With responsibility and accountable for providing comprehensive and robust professional

leadership, ensure that patients are managed and cared for effectively,

efficiently and safely in the surgical division. Will lead on the infection

control, safeguarding and all elements of the clinical governance

agenda.

Main duties of the job

The Associate Director of Nursing is a key player in accelerating the transformational change to deliver the core business agenda, in partnership with triumvirate team members. With responsibility and accountable for providing comprehensive and robust professional leadership, ensure that patients are managed and cared for effectively, efficiently and safely in the surgical division. Will lead on the infection control, safeguarding and all elements of the clinical governance agenda.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

A video about the Royal Surrey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R96pMboIYdo

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the programme the RODPA will be required to:
  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner, in the perioperative environment.
  • Work as part of the care team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the patient.
  • Have sound attitudes and behaviours compatible with the NHS and our Trusts organisational values.
  • Demonstrate a flexible and dynamic attitude to practice learning, academic studies and the productive job role
  • Exercise personal responsibility and work under the supervision of a registered professional and within defined parameters of practice.
  • Work with Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessors, Practice Educators and Academic Assessors, taking responsibility for developing your own competence
  • Commit to minimum attendance requirements and adhere to the Cohort timetable set by the Higher Education Institution and the placement timetables set by RSFT
  • Maintain evidence of your learning and upload this on a regular basis to the learning management system (APTEM)
  • Successfully complete the competencies as specified by the HCPC Standards of Proficiency.
  • Successfully complete and pass the academic elements of the programme, as specified by the Higher Education Institution and in the Institute for Apprenticeships Standards.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures required as a student of the Higher Education Institution and of the Trust

Duties:
  • Be an accountable professional
  • Act in the best interests of the people you care for
  • Put people first and provide patient care that is person centred, safe and compassionate
  • Act professionally at all times, being responsible and accountable for your actions
  • Apply the principles of information governance and ensure patient confidentiality
  • Recognise and work within the limits of your competence
  • Recognise, report and escalate any situations, behaviours or errors that could result in poor care outcomes
  • Provide and monitor care
  • Provide compassionate, safe and effective care and support to people in a range of perioperative care settings.
  • Develop understanding of all elements of the perioperative process and be able to assist the registered practitioner in the on-going assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care.
  • Recognise signs of deterioration and escalate appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, providing clear verbal, digital or written information and instructions when sharing information, delegating or handing over responsibility for care.
  • Recognise and report/escalate any situations, behaviours or errors that could result in poor care outcomes
  • Ensure that only those activities for which competence has been achieved are undertaken without supervision and that recognition is given to the impact and consequences of practising outside capability
  • Administer medications under supervision, after receiving the relevant education from the Higher Education Institution, in alignment with HCPC standards of proficiency and local policy and procedure
  • Work as part of an integrated care team
  • Contribute to the provision of care for people, including those with complex needs
  • Understand the roles of a range of professionals and carers from other departments, organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, providing clear verbal, digital or written information and instructions when sharing information, delegating or handing over responsibility for care
  • Collaborate effectively and play an active role as a member of the multi-disciplinary and integrated care teams
  • Support others e.g. health care support workers, apprentices, student nurses, student paramedics and student ODPs.
  • Delegate, when appropriate, to others in the team e.g. health care support workers, apprentices, student nurses, student paramedics and student ODPs
  • Improve safety and quality of care
  • Involve, support and enable every person when making decisions about their health, care and wellbeing
  • Identify risks to safety or experience and take appropriate action, putting the best interests, needs and preferences of people first
  • Take part in the learning and development of others
  • Adapt information and communication to meet the needs of each person
  • Recognise and value diversity and respect cultural differences, making sure every person is treated equitably
  • Improve the quality of care by contributing to the continuous evaluation of peoples experience of care

  • Responsibilities:
    • Exercise personal responsibility and work under the supervision of a registered professional, within defined parameters of practice
    • Adhere to all departmental Standard Operating Procedures and the policies and procedures relevant as a student of the Higher Education Institution and as an employee of the Trust
    • Demonstrate a flexible and dynamic attitude to practice learning, academic studies and the on-the-job aspects of the role
    • Work collaboratively with Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessors, Practice Educators and Academic Assessors and Tutors, taking responsibility for developing your own competence
    • Commit to minimum attendance requirements and adhere to the Cohort timetable set by the Higher Education Institution and the placement timetables set by RSFT
    • Maintain evidence of your learning and upload this on a regular basis to the learning management system alongside a log of your off-the-job hours
    • Manage and prioritise own workload to ensure the smooth running of the service and completion of the apprenticeship within the identified time period
    • Raise concerns even when it is not easy to do so

    Result areas:
    • Successfully complete in-house competencies
    • Successfully complete and pass the academic and practice elements of the apprenticeship programme, as specified by the Higher Education Institution, the Institute for Apprenticeship Occupational Standards, RSFT and the Health and Care Professions Council, to enable professional registration
      • Progress will be formally reviewed every 12 weeks as part of the apprentice, employer, provider review meetings


    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered Nursing & Midwifery Qualification and eligible to practice
    • Appropriate management and/or post graduate qualification or experience
    • Master's Degree or equivalent years of experience
    • Mentorship/ ENB 998 or equivalent
    • Evidence of recent clinical update
    • Project Management qualification


    Knowledge and Experience

    Essential

    • Knowledge and application of advanced clinical, operational and managerial nursing practice obtained by extensive in-depth experience in a complex acute healthcare setting plus relevant specialist study
    • Experience of managing a multi-faceted service as a senior nurse, including financial, staff management and change management
    • An understanding of the complexities of service delivery in a large organisation
    • Fully conversant with the national nursing/AHP impact of national initiatives on the profession
    • Good understanding of current and developing NHS policy
    • Evidence of having developed new initiatives, including multi-professional working and an understanding of strategic planning
    • Experience of implementing service change/reconfiguration and modernising services
    • Knowledge of the clinical governance agenda and role of the CQC NHSE and ICS
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    • Experience of effective partnership working with a range of agencies and stakeholders across the wider health care system
    • Sound understanding of the professional and regulatory nursing/AHP agenda


    Skills and Capabilities

    Essential

    • Highly developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve staff to meet challenging targets including individuals and teams in partnership organisations
    • Ability to produce regular reports and Action Plans for use internally and externally to the Trust
    • Formal presentation skills to groups at all levels for both internal and external audiences
    • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands
    • Ability to think clearly, facilitate and challenge appropriately to ensure reputation risk to the Trust is managed
    • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal and service targets within a fluctuating and demanding workload.
    • Able to ensure patient safety by assessing and managing risk associated with service developments
    • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with external partners and agencies e.g. CQC, ICB where relationships are critical
    • Able to present highly complex, sensitive and contentious information to groups and individuals internally and externally to the Trust at highest levels
    • Ability to collaborate constructively with colleagues within and outside the organisation to create the conditions for successful working
    • Ability to remain calm whilst managing highly complex and often difficult situations where there is often direct conflict
    • Ability to negotiate on difficulty and controversial issues including performance and change
    • Able to exercise judgement involving highly complex facts or situations, which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of range of options
    • Able to negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change
    • Have enhanced problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands and ability to cope with fluidity of changing environment
    • Needs to have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems
    • Previously responsible for a budget, involved in budget setting and working knowledge of financial processes


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    The Royal Surrey Hospital

    Egerton Road

    Guildford

    GU2 7XX

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    384-AR-EMF16053

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