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Band 8b Head of Nursing Careers and Professional Standards-Bath

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bath
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a rare and fantastic opportunity for a nursing professional to lead the development and progression of high quality support to nurse managers across the Trust with regard to nurse education, development and recruitment programmes. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that nurse orientated developmental / strategic recruitment expertise is proactively provided to the organisation developing effective innovative solutions as organisationally required.

A key aspect of the post is leadership of our pre-registration nurse education support, including developing and maintaining excellent relationships with our Higher Education Institution partners.

P.S: The proposed interview date is 24th July 2024

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Nursing and accountable to the Director of Nursing, the successful candidate will support the Nursing and Quality Directorate in taking the lead on specific projectsrelated to nursing careers and professional standards nurse education, development and recruitment. Reporting on work-plans, projects to support the governance processes of the organisation are an important component of the role.

The role has responsibility for the following areas of practice:
  • Pre-registration Nurse Education
  • Continuing Professional Development for Nursing and linked to other professions
  • Nursing recruitment, including non-registered clinical staff
  • New nursing roles
  • NMC referrals and relationships
  • Nursing professional standards, including revalidation


About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust):a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Head of Nursing Careers and Professional Standards will be required to employ their nurse orientated developmental and strategic recruitment expertise to proactively provide innovative solutions to develop the career pathway of Nursing at both a strategic and operational level.

A key aspect of the post is leadership of our pre-registration nurse education support, including developing and maintaining excellent relationships with our Higher Education Institution partners.

The successful applicant will take the lead on specific projects related to nursing careers and professional standards nurse education, development and recruitment. Reporting on work-plans, projects to support the governance processes of the organisation are an important component of the role.

Full description of the duties are in the job description attached.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification

Essential

  • Highly specialist knowledge, to Masters degree in nursing and substantial staff development and operational experience at a senior level.
  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


Desirable

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of personnel and Development or capacity to gain membership within 18 months of appointment.


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Significant and varied post registration clinical experience.
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing the workforce in health and social care and in particular Nursing.
  • Practical experience of producing reports and statistical data.
  • Experience in recruitment and selection practices.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the development and implementation of Apprenticeships.
  • Experience of complex project management and change management.
  • Experience of working as a practice assessor.
  • Experience in pre-registration nurse training selection.
  • Advanced understanding and interpretation of relevant laws and regulations including employment and mental health legislation.
  • Advanced understanding of the structure and funding of Further and Higher Education.
  • Proven track record of making a significant contribution to business and workforce planning and strategy.
  • Experience of change leadership, including facilitating significant change management and workforce redesign issues within a large organization.
  • Experience of effective working in a multi-site organisation across all disciplines.
  • Understanding of broad strategic direction of NHS and NHS Workforce strategy.
  • Sound awareness of systems, relationships and pressures within complex NHS organisations and experience of influencing the views/agenda of others to ensure achievement of corporate objectives in line with best practice.
  • Up to date knowledge of NMC regulatory standards and guidance.


Desirable

  • Up to date knowledge of effective relevant HR practices and philosophies and relevant employment legislation.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload meetings.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven teaching and assessing skills using innovative delivery methods.
  • Chairing and organising meetings.
  • IT and Social Media literate.
  • Self-motivator with high standards for self and others.
  • Adaptable and flexible approach.
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to deploy a wide range of expert skills, including coaching, mediating, facilitation and influencing skills, modelling and analysis, change management, and workforce redesign where required.
  • Be able to implement change using recognised quality improvement techniques.
  • Be able to understand and adapt to the changing educational and the health and social care environments.
  • Be able to provide clear goals and objectives and provide balanced feedback.
  • Prepare and draft reports ensuring quantitative and qualitative information is presented in a clear and accessible manner.
  • Leadership skills, engenders confidence and respect.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal including influencing, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Competent in the use of IT in a Windows environment, including e-mail, Word, Excel and Teams.ip skills, engenders confidence and respect.
  • An innovative approach to problem solving, including analysis and evaluation of issues, situations and data.
  • Project management skills.
  • Able to assess and manipulate quantitative data.


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Empathy for individuals who have experienced mental health problems and ability to cope with behaviour which may be challenging at times.
  • Lead by example, promoting the highest standards of personal and professional conduct, integrity and probity.
  • Demonstrates proficient leadership skills as detailed in nine domains of the NHS Leadership Framework: - Sharing the vision - Inspiring shared purpose - Leading with care - Evaluating information - Connecting our service - Engaging the team - Holding to account - Developing capability - Influencing for results
  • Uphold and Code, (NMC).


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Bath NHS House

Combe Park

Bath

BA1 3QE

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342-NQD024-0724

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