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Nurse Consultant for Older People

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum including HCA
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
We are looking for a dynamic individual to join us at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to drive, champion, and defend gold standard care for Older People. The post-holder will provide clinical, strategic, and professional leadership for Older People nursing, ensuring that the care delivered to all our patients is safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive both now and in the future. The post-holder will be a source of expertise and operate with a high degree of autonomy whilst also working closely and collaboratively with senior medical colleagues.

There are four domains to the job:

o Advanced Clinical Practitioner level or expert level practice of care of Older People and especially those living with dementia and/or experiencing delirium and frailty

o Consultancy and leadership

o Development and provision of education and training

o Research, audit, service development & improvement

The post-holder will lead well-established, supportive, and collaborative multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to ensuring high quality care of Older People at King's.

The post-holder will be responsible for the professional leadership of the Older People nursing workforce, working with the Dementia & Delirium ('DAD'), Frailty, and King's Older People Advice & Liaison (KOPAL) teams, and demonstrating a supportive, person-centred and motivational approach with a 'can-do' attitude.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical, strategic, and professional leadership for Older People nursing, ensuring that the care delivered to all patients is safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive.

The post-holder will:

Contribute to the strategic direction and leadership for Older People care services Trust-wide, in conjunction with senior medical colleagues

Function as an expert practitioner, able to deliver high quality care to patients and families on their caseload - 50% of their time

Drive the training, education, and development of nurses and allied health professionals working in the department, through (but not limited to):
  • maintain and grow links with educational and academic providers
  • growing the Trust-wide Older People Nursing Training Programme
  • establishing recognition, locally and beyond, for the Older People Nursing Training Programme

Drive improvement in service quality and patient experience for Older People both in hospital and in care homes in Lambeth and Southwark

Take a direct role in service development, research, and evaluation

Line manage the Dementia and Delirium Team, the Frailty Practitioner Lead and the Kings Older People's Admission and Liaison (KOPAL) Lead demonstrating a supportive, person-centred and motivational approach

Represent the service at local national and international meetings to promote the Older Persons care agenda and academic teams

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The Trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for all via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets by 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A motivated and experienced nurse will work within the multi-professional team and:

Function as an expert practitioner, being able to deliver high quality care to patients on their caseload

Contribute to the strategic direction and leadership for Older People care services Trust-wide, in conjunction with senior medical colleagues

Drive the training, education, and development of nurses and allied health professionals working in the department, through (but not limited to):

- maintaining and growing links with educational and academic providers

- growing the Trust-wide Older People Nursing Training Programme

- establishing recognition, locally and beyond, for the Older People Nursing Training Programme

Drive improvement in service quality and patient experience for Older People both in hospital and in care homes in Lambeth and Southwark

Take a direct role in service development, research, and evaluation

Line manage the Dementia and Delirium Team, the Frailty Practitioner Lead, and the Kings Older Peoples Admission and Liaison (KOPAL) Lead, demonstrating a supportive, person-centred and motivational approach

Represent the service at local national and international meetings to promote the Older Persons care agenda and academic teams and ideally play a strategic role in the growth of the Gerontology Clinical Academic Group within Kings Health Partners.

The post-holder will be highly visible, accessible and approachable to staff and to patients and their carers.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • RN1: Adult nurse, level 1
  • Management qualification or significant senior management experience in a healthcare setting
  • Masters degree in a relevant field
  • Evidence of post-registration education at degree level in relevant speciality
  • Engaged in or committed to doctoral qualification
  • Evidence of significant professional and managerial development, including a comprehensive and relevant CPD portfolio
  • ENB 998/Teaching qualification or equivalent


Desirable

  • Counselling qualification


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • In-depth experience of working in a specialist clinical capacity and as a senior clinical leader
  • Experience of clinical practice development and applying continuous quality improvement methodology to develop services
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience in supporting and managing complex psychosocial situations
  • Knowledge of current developments in nursing & political awareness of NHS
  • Experience of managing a clinical team including human resources management
  • Experience of independent research
  • Educational experience and an ability to design and deliver educational programmes to meet the needs of health professionals
  • Experience of developing policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of standard setting, ability to work with academics to develop research and audit driven by clinical priorities


Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Detailed knowledge of current clinical professional issues relevant to the field
  • Evidence of driving leading edge clinical practice, supported by advanced theoretical & practical knowledge
  • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of health policy
  • Ability to develop strategic priorities and organise staff and resources (through both influence and control) to achieve high quality patient care and delivery of quality targets
  • Highly advanced planning, organisational, leadership and communication skills, including the ability to prioritise competing tasks in a highly complex and dynamic environment
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical and personal credibility to a range of internal and external stakeholders, forging productive long-term relationships
  • Ability to handle and analyse highly complex information and deliver key messages to a range of staff including experienced clinicians and managers


Personal

Essential

  • Committed to the delivery of holistic services quality driven, safe, person-centred, timely, equitable, efficient and effective
  • Self-motivated and results driven, with the ability to work autonomously to deliver a highly complex range of priorities in a timely fashion
  • A team player and able to work collaboratively
  • Emotionally resilient and able to manage a fluctuating work-load in a dynamic environment
  • Adept at networking and forging sustainable, productive relationships at all levels within the local, regional and national health and care economy


Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kings College Hospital

Denmark Hill

London

SE5 9RS

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213-CAY-6331616

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