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Staff Support Practitioner

Employer
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bishop Auckland
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are committed to promoting and facilitating staff health and wellbeing and provide proactive initiatives to support staff in managing their own health and wellbeing.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Occupational Health & Wellbeing team at Bishop Auckland Hospital contributing to the successful delivery of objectives set out in the associated action plans linked to health and wellbeing and staff engagement which are designed to create a healthy, motivated and engaged workforce.

The post holder will be a valued member of the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team and will provide a reaching out service to the organisation, delivering wellbeing initiatives and meeting staff in their own work locations.

The post will be suitable for an individual currently working within a regulated clinical profession where there is demonstrable transferrable skills into the field of staff wellbeing and health coaching.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be actively engaged in delivering a range of wellbeing initiatives as required by regular evaluation of staff needs through a trust wide health check. These will include, delivery of wellbeing education to groups of staff and 1:1 health coaching.

A key element of the role will be to work alongside the Trust wellbeing team to support staff in navigating currently available staff support resources. Priority areas are stress management, sleep issues, grief, personal health and trauma.

The post holder will be self-motivated and will be able to work autonomously, engaging and collaborating with a wide variety of staff groups including Care group leaderships, Staff network groups, Workforce experience team, Wellbeing for Life and Learning and development team.

The post holder will hold a regulated professional qualification and will be able to use existing clinical skills to ensure appropriate, evidence based methods of practice. They will develop health coaching skills and work within NHS England model of personalised care in order to impact the wellbeing of Trust staff

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the delivery of the Health and Wellbeing agenda to ensure Occupational Health and Wellbeing becomes a key Trust priority.

Work as part of the OHWB team to increase awareness and accessibility of wellbeing offers. Provide professional advice and support to all members of the MDT relating to staff wellbeing.

To provide specific advice, education and support to employees which involves communicating with clients individually and also in a group situation providing health and wellbeing education and motivation in a caring and empathetic manner

Provide regular proactive, workplace based, consultations with individuals and teams to assess needs.

Provide health coaching based interventions to support behavioural changes where relevant.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, intervention and discharge of clients on the personal caseload.

Ensure health records are updated contemporaneously in line with statutory requirements and best practice.

Develop and deliver regular training in relation to specific wellbeing themes eg stress management, sleep issues.

Provide clear explanations of expectations and scope of role and maintain boundaries appropriate to an employer delivered wellbeing service. Ensure appropriate signposting, referral and professional support when faced with scenarios outside the scope of the role.

To be responsible for own Continuing Professional Development to maintain up to date knowledge and skills in wellbeing interventions and to contribute to the development of other healthcare professionals.

Ensure areas of relevant existing professional expertise are harnessed and maintained for the benefit of CDDFT staff e.g mental health management, vocational rehabilitation.

Provide feedback for all interventions to contribute to wider evaluations and proposals for new wellbeing initiatives.

Analyse performance data and capacity and demand data and produce regular reports.

Evaluate services and provide guidance on innovation and service improvements.

Utilise electronic computer systems on a daily basis and associated word processing/other software including bespoke occupational health clinical system

To fully engage with regional developments in the provision of Occupational Health Services across the NHS.

Lead on the development and implementation of new working practices relevant to role.

Develop knowledge of the Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) Occupational Health Service standards to maintain accreditation and implement as appropriate.

Participate in the development and review of policies/procedures within OHWB in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders.

Contribute to financial initiatives within OH& WB

To understand and comply with consent and confidentiality requirements when sharing highly complex sensitive, confidential and at times contentious information.

Deliver presentations to promote and enhance the service.

Develop and deliver training in own specialist area.

Person Specification

Special Requirements

Essential

  • Able to travel across Trust sited to meet requirements of the post


Experience

Essential

  • At least 5 years experience within clinical setting providing direct clinical care.
  • Demonstrable experience of health coaching/signposting within clinical role.
  • Delivery of training in group situations
  • Continuing Professional Development Diary including evidence of reflective practice


Desirable

  • Previous work in the delivery of staff wellbeing initiatives
  • Delivery of health education in group settings.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training packages in mental health (such as Psychological First Aid)


Special Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • High standard of communication skills with evidence of delivery within a wide variety of settings
  • Evidence of adapting style of approach for individuals from a range of backgrounds
  • Knowledge of mental health and wellbeing issues relevant to NHS staff
  • Knowledge of work place health and safety legislation and Equality Act
  • Understanding of national priorities relevant to employee health
  • Evidence of commitment to postgraduate training
  • Evidence of competency in managing safeguarding issues and vulnerable adults
  • Comprehensive and highly competent IT skills


Desirable

  • Understand priorities within national agenda for Health and wellbeing of NHS staff
  • Evidence of engagement in original research
  • Specialist professional skills relevant to employee health eg mental health, vocational rehab


Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree level of education in clinical qualification.


Desirable

  • Additional qualifications in counselling or CBT interventions
  • Recognised health coaching qualification
  • Enhanced professional qualification eg NMC post registration SCPHN/SPQ.


Statutory Registration

Essential

  • HCPC, NMC or GPC


Special Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • High standard of communication skills with evidence of delivery within a wide variety of settings
  • Evidence of adapting style of approach for individuals from a range of backgrounds
  • Knowledge of mental health and wellbeing issues relevant to NHS staff
  • Knowledge of work place health and safety legislation and Equality Act
  • Understanding of national priorities relevant to employee health
  • Evidence of commitment to postgraduate training
  • Evidence of competency in managing safeguarding issues and vulnerable adults
  • Comprehensive and highly competent IT skills


Desirable

  • Understand priorities within national agenda for Health and wellbeing of NHS staff
  • Evidence of engagement in original research
  • Specialist professional skills relevant to employee health eg mental health, vocational rehab


Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Cockton Hill Road

Bishop Auckland

County Durham

DL14 6AD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9439-24-0525

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