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District Nurse Team Leader- Out Of Hours Team

Employer
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashton-Under-Lyne
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
District Nurse Team Leader- Out of hours team - Band 7 - 37.5 hours - Permanent

We are currently looking to recruit a Band 7 Community Specialist Practitioner Team Leader within our District Nursing service. You will be allocated to work in one of the 5 neighbourhoods however the role may require you to work across any of the localities as a service need requirement.

You will have day to day responsibility for managing the provision of clinical services within a defined area, in response to identified need and strategic priority.

You will hold continuing responsibility for the patients within a defined caseload, assessing the health needs and organising resources to meet these needs.

You will be required to effectively deploy and manage human and financial resources to ensure safe and responsive clinical service delivery within the team's sphere of work.

You must provide clinical leadership and be the first point of contact to front line staff, service users, carers and other stakeholders to enable prompt management response to operational issues.

You will be required to manage the processes for assessing and performance managing clinical activity within their sphere of responsibility.

You must be able to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and the ability to apply evidenced based practice. You must be able to display effective communication skills with patients, family, carers as well as the wider Multi professional workforce.

Main duties of the job

To have day to day responsibility for managing the provision of clinical services within a defined area, in response to identified need and strategic priority.

Has continuing responsibility for the patients within a defined caseload, assessing the health needs and organising resources to meet these needs.

To effectively deploy and manage human and financial resources to ensure safe and responsive clinical service delivery within the team's sphere of work.

To provide clinical leadership and be the first point of contact to front line staff, service users, carers and other stakeholders to enable prompt management response to operational issues.

To manage the processes for assessing and performance managing clinical activity within their sphere of responsibility.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To have day to day responsibility for managing the provision of clinical services within a defined work area.
  • Follows broad occupational policies and implements within sphere of work.
  • Deploy and manage human and financial resources to ensure safe and responsive clinical services.
  • Manage the deployment of the community teams, considering skill mix recruitment and flexible working patterns.
  • Provide support for the community teams across Tameside and Glossop over the 24 hour period, to manage expected and unexpected clinical events within the scope of practise.
  • Supervise and monitor staff rostering and skill mix to maximize effective delivery of care.
  • Ensures risk assessments are completed and actions implemented to meet the health and welfare needs of staff and patients.
  • Ensure national and local targets are reported through the organisations reporting mechanisms.
  • To regularly monitor and report on quality assurance within organisational frameworks
  • Act as a professional resource to other healthcare professionals providing support within their scope of practise.
  • Assess, plan and implement packages of clinical care to patients/clients within own sphere of practise in a variety of community settings.

Communications
  • Establish clear lines of communication at all levels and across organisational boundaries.
  • Articulate expectations and innovations clearly through oral and written presentations.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of communication and vary the style and content to ensure understanding at all levels.
  • Organise and conduct meetings that have a clear purpose and outcome
  • Frequently provides clinical care and advice to patients with complex/life limiting conditions and their carers.
  • Communicates complex/sensitive information where levels of understanding may vary according to the audience, requiring high levels of persuasion and re-assurance.

Responsibility for Patient Care
  • Act as a role model in expert practise, facilitating and supporting the delivery of effective patient care applying clinical judgement and decision making skills.
  • Accountable for the direct delivery of care to individuals, groups of patients and their families and carers.
  • Assess, plan and implement packages of clinical care to patients/clients within own sphere of practise in a variety of community settings.
  • Attends and instigates multi-agency care planning meetings for patients residing in the community.
  • To ensure clinical practice adheres to Codes of Professional Conduct and Standards as well as Organisational Policy and Guidelines.
  • Ensure that all patients are treated with Dignity and Respect.
  • Act as investigating officer for complaints responses and clinical incidents.
  • Acts as an Adult Safeguarding manager/investigator.

Planning and organising
  • Prioritise unpredictable workloads and manage time effectively
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of organisational aims, ensuring that these are matched with specific organisational objectives.
  • Plans own time to meet organisational deadlines.
  • Plans and organises skill mix and staffing numbers within teams to ensure safe care delivery.
  • Co-ordinate activities with other health professional and agencies.

Responsibilities for Physical and / or Financial Resources
  • Monitor and control the use of resources through effective systems of stock control.
  • Recommend improvements to services recognising potential costs and benefits
  • Liaise with appropriate personnel, for example supplies, to ensure efficient management of the budget in relation to stock.
  • Takes all necessary steps to ensure the Health and Welfare of staff and patients within healthcare facilities.
  • Is an authorised signatory and authorises staff SMART attendance sheets, authorises payments for expenses.

Responsibility for Policy and Service Development and Implementation
  • Develop policy and guidelines for own work area.
  • Contribute and comment on policy outside of own work area
  • Ensure policies and guidance are cascaded to and applied across the work area.
  • Effectively champion innovation and change.
  • Implement systems and processes to ensure national and local performance targets are met.
  • Maintains regular updated knowledge regarding current issues relating to Nursing.
  • Develops programmes and implements current Nursing issues in to operational practise within own work area.

Responsibilities for Human Resources and Leadership
  • Act as a role model in demonstrating the Trusts values and expected behaviours
  • Provide the first line response in line with organisational policy for sickness and absence management, informal stages of grievance, disciplinary and capability issues within the team.
  • Demonstrate effective time management and leadership skills acting as a role model for others.
  • Ensure personal and professional development of yourself and team through the annual appraisal scheme.
  • Utilize PDRS and 1:1s to monitor staff performance and identify corporate and individual objectives.
  • Manage individuals objectives to identify assets and weaknesses, providing support and counselling in line with policy, as required.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the physiological, psychological and social needs of staff, recognise the signs of stress and promote a supportive and happy work environment.
  • Frequently deals with staffing issues some of which may be conflicting.

Responsibilities for Teaching and Training
  • Ensure staff have access to a competency based training programme appropriate to business group requirements
  • Ensure staff attend Mandatory training and updates defined within the training calendar.
  • Supervise the training of pre- and post-registration students based within the District Nursing Teams.
  • Provide teaching and training opportunities as required by the Tameside and Glossop Adult services pathway.

Responsibilities for data and information resources
  • Ensure that personally generated patient documentation is accurate and adequate documentation is maintained in line with NMC standards and Trust Policy.

Research, Development and Audit
  • To take the lead for clinical audit within sphere of responsibility, identifying relevant audits, supervising the execution and implementing its findings.
  • Participate in Research and Audit activities within area of responsibility.
  • Maintain personal and professional knowledge through study, reading and training.
  • Have knowledge of current issues relating to all aspects of healthcare.
  • Incorporate the fundamentals of research in to everyday practice.

Physical Skills and Effort
  • Working within various locations and environments when delivering patient care adapting practise to ensure safe and effective care.
  • Demonstrates dexterity, safety and accuracy when preparing and using medical devices.
  • Management of frequent exposure to highly distressing circumstances.
  • Travels frequently between different work locations.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant/highly unpleasant working conditions.
  • Regularly involved in the moving and handling patients and equipment. Including the use of hoists.
  • Uses problem solving approach. Manages and prioritises caseload which changes on a daily basis. Is responsive to changes in work patterns and deal with interruptions frequently during the day.
  • Periods of prolonged concentration required while carrying out patient assessments, investigations and report writing.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registration
  • Registered General Nurse with District Nursing qualification (Diploma/Degree/PgDip)
  • Band 6 Experience in a DN team.
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Nurse Prescriber


Desirable

  • HR Skills training or equivalent
  • Leadership/Management training or qualification.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Risk Management experience.
  • Wide understanding of community services and local and national objectives.
  • Knowledge of Primary Care working and practices
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice and evaluation of outcomes
  • IT skills/Computer literacy


Desirable

  • Experience of managing HR procedures.


Skills and aptitudes

Essential

  • Extensive knowledge in managing & co-ordinating patients with complex care needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Evidence of commitment to sustained professional development including leadership
  • Demonstrate solution focussed approach and 'can do' attitude.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Effective leadership skills Problem solving and change management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work flexibly in response to changing priorities
  • Ability to respond to and lead in national and local developments in policy and clinical procedures.
  • Ability to challenge current practice and make recommendations for service development and improvement.
  • Reflective Practitioner


Desirable

  • Evidence of change management skills to improve patient care


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of leading and managing staff
  • Experience of caseload management.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of resource management
  • Experience of leading on the appraisal process and staff induction and development.
  • Experience of monitoring quality and team standards within District Nursing.
  • Evidence of managing team clinical audit and complaints process.
  • Evidence of managing incidents and risks at
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