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Senior Project Nurse (XR07)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
12 Month Fixed Term - Band 7 Project Nurse Occupational Health, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are excited to recruit an experienced Occupational Health Practitioner to join our team as a Band 7 Project Nurse for a 12 month fixed term contract full time.

The Occupational Health Services at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are on an improvement journey so this is an exciting time to join the service. We are about to introduce a new Occupational Health computer system which will transform how we deliver the service and we are also in the final stages of planning to build a new purpose built Occupational Health Hub.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to work with the Head of Occupational Health to set up new processes and practices, develop clinical guidelines and pathways and support the whole occupational health team to implement the new computer system. The main focus for this new role will be to lead on quality improvement projects in Occupational Health.

Planned Interview Date: 20th May 2024

Main duties of the job

Candidates should have substantial experience at band 6 or above within Occupational Health and have a recognised Occupational Health qualification. The post holder will have in-depth specialist knowledge of occupational health and experience of quality improvement methods with a proven track record for implementing change. Excellent communication and team working skills and a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential. As is a drive to deliver Occupational Health differently, the ability to challenge old ways of thinking and the ambition to continuously improve the service. The successful candidate will also have dedicated time allocated for caseload management to maintain their Occupational Health skills.

About us

The Occupational Health Team currently includes two Consultants in Occupational Health and a group of nurses in bands 5 and 7, Occupational Therapist, a sessional psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist as well as a supportive administrative team. There is a robust health and wellbeing offer for staff including an EAP and physiotherapy service.

Our Occupational Health service has a new leadership team, who are dedicated to improving the service we provide. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has a strong commitment to the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and as a member in a supportive team, you will be at the centre of improving the lives of our staff.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. The role is flexible with hybrid working.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DETAILS

Job Title:Senior Project Nurse/AHP

Reports to:Head of Occupational Health

Accountable to:Head of Occupational Health

Band:Band 7

Unit/Department:Occupational Health

Directorate:HR

Location :Occupational Health

AfC Ref:2846b

2.JOB PURPOSE

The post holder will be required to work as part of Occupational Health to implement a range of projects in the department. In the early stages of a project, this will involve initiating contact with the multi-disciplinary team, investigating and mapping workflows, and product testing. In the latter stages the focus will be on implementation, training, documentation (including policy and protocol development) and supporting the Occupational Health teams.

The post holder will participate in the planning and management of projects as required.

To provide feedback to relevant corporate and operational teams on progress and issues relating to clinical practice in Occupational Health.

To lead on nursing and AHP and management policy development relating to local and national objectives.

To support a team of clinical staff to manage and implement a range of projects within LTHT. Areas of responsibility will include clinician communication and engagement, training and go-live support. Their portfolio may include but is not limited to policies, procedures, workforce management, education and patient safety

3. JOB DIMENSIONS

Lead on the nursing/AHP aspects relating to the development, implementation and on-going use of Occupational Health interventions across the Trust.

The post holder will be expected to liaise with Operational and HR colleagues throughout the Trust.

Contribute to Occupational Health projects on all aspects of clinical assessment and implementation, including input to any clinical functionality where appropriate.

Support a team of Nurses/AHP working on a range of projects.

Some of these projects are transformational and as such communication may be may be complex and contentious.

4.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Qualifications

Registered Nurse/AHP/midwife

Recognised Occupational Health qualification

Recognised teaching/assessing qualification (desirable).

Degree (desirable).

Qualification in or equivalent advanced specialist knowledge in quality improvement methodology (desirable).

Management and or Leadership qualification (desirable).

Experience

Significant experience at Senior (Sister/Charge Nurse/AHP) level or equivalent Clinical audit and standard setting.

Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues.

Leading teams that are accountable for occupational health service delivery.

Evidence of working in challenging environments.

Understanding of project/change management methodologies.

Experience of leading change projects.

Experience of clinical IT systems (desirable)

Experience of developing nursing/AHP policies, protocols and procedures.

Skills

Proven clinical & leadership experience which includes managing changing and competing workloads within clinical environments.

Experience of staff management, allocation and deployment.

Ability to communicate and deal sensitively with emotive and contentious issues.

Ability to teach, supervise and assess registered & unregistered staff.

Clear written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently with effective time management skills.

Work in partnership with clinical teams to deliver on Nursing, AHP agendas.

Leadership abilities - ability to motivate and enthuse staff.

Ability to establish credibility with a wide range of staff.

IT Skills - ability to use all MS office applications via computer keyboard and smart technology.

Able to interpret complex data and present information to a wide range of individuals.

Project Management (desirable).

Knowledge

Knowledge of the NHS change and quality agenda.

Leadership & Engagement theory.

Change management theory.

Clinical Audit methods.

Insight into current issues in healthcare.

Standards of professional practice.

Evidence of continued professional development.

Personal Attributes

Professional and patient focused.

Flexible, adaptable, capable of lateral thinking.

Assertive and able to influence.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Outcome focussed.

Ability to cope in and with stressful situations.

6.THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Additionally the following are core values which relate specifically to this post:

Commitment to delivering compassionate high quality evidence based care.

Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team.

Commitment to promoting a positive and creative working environment.

Commitment to own development and the development of junior staff.

Promotes a professional image and a positive approach to problem solving.

Promotes a culture of equality, mutual respect, diversity and trust.

Commitment to maintaining standards through education, training and development.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Proven clinical & leadership experience which includes managing changing and competing workloads within clinical environments.
  • Experience of staff management, allocation and deployment
  • Ability to teach, supervise and assess registered & unregistered staff.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of continued professional development and implementation in clinical practice.


Desirable

  • Experience of clinical informatics systems


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/AHP
  • Recognised Occupational Health qualification


Desirable

  • First Level Degree.
  • Management and or Leadership qualification
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification.
  • Qualification in or equivalent advanced specialist knowledge in quality improvement methodology


Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Ability to communicate and deal sensitively with emotive and contentious issues
  • Leadership abilities - ability to motivate and enthuse staff
  • Ability to establish credibility with a wide range of staff.
  • Ability to cope in and with stressful situations.
  • Able to interpret complex data and present information to a wide range of individuals


Desirable

  • Flexible, adaptable, capable of lateral thinking.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF

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