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Professional Nurse Educator

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Can be discussed in recruitment
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are excited to announce a full time permanent Band 7 position for a qualified Mental Health Nurse who has a passion for nursing education, to work as a Professional Nurse Educator in collaboration both Specialist Services and with the Department of Nursing Research, Education and Development (NRED) at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Professional Nurse Educator (PNE) will be working across Sussex within specialist services which cover Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Forensic Services, Early intervention in Psychosis and Perinatal Services.

Main duties of the job

The overarching aim of the PNE is to facilitate in a supernumerary capacity, supporting the clinical, professional, and educational development of nursing workforce colleagues (including but not limited to: registered nurses, internationally educated nurses, learners on nursing apprenticeships, student nurses and healthcare support workers).

Initially (first 6 months) the role will focus on supporting Internationally educated Nurses who are working in inpatient forensic services in both Hellingly and Chichester. A priority aim will be to support these nurses to develop competencies to enable them to work at Band 5 level. Following this the role will focus more broadly across the division.

The PNE will be responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of a programme of clinically relevant practice education to support the professional development of the mental health nursing team, with a specific focus on enabling the delivery of high-quality patient/person centred care that is grounded in evidence-based practice and underpinned by national, organisational and trust objectives and policies.

The PNE will ensure sufficient high-quality placements to enable safe, effective, compassionate care to be delivered by all learners and staff.

This is a Sussex wide role and the successful applicant must be able to travel across various SPFT sites.

About us

The successful candidate will work with the Department of Nursing Research, Education and Development to understand the wider strategic educational picture but be based 100% of the time in practice to manage pre-registration and post-registration nursing, and apprenticeship placements.

Clinical placements are a vital part of the learning experience for students and trainees and providing high quality placements not only contributes to the development of individuals but also to the Trusts learning and teaching culture. The role will be challenging and rewarding in order to develop and deliver high quality education and training in practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Job responsibilities
    • Support managers, assessors and supervisors in practice and act as a link between clinical practice and the Department of Nursing Research, Education and Development (NRED), International Recruitment team and Higher Education Institutes (HEI) in relation to development of learners and staff.
    • The post holder will be accountable for their own professional actions and act autonomously to resolve issues and problems arising within practice. Provide strong, skilled professional leadership and support to all members of the workforce involved with learners.
    • Lead by example, acting as a role model to others by demonstrating effective professional attitudes and behaviours
    • Develop communication networks and close working relationships with managers, practice assessors and supervisors other practice placement areas and HEIs.
    • Play a leading role as appropriate, to development curriculum ensuring that the principles of work-based learning, clinical need and up to date practice of caring for patients is included.
    • Support the recruitment of internal and external candidates who want to apply for the nursing associate apprenticeship and registered nurse degree apprenticeship within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
    • Support NMC quality assurance monitoring and HEI external examiner and Ofsted visits to the Trust.
    • Contribute to study days at the run by NRED and locally to their site of work providing virtual , face to face training and clinical coaching in practice.
    • Support the general duties of a Practice Education Facilitator in clinical practice.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential
    • Registered mental health nurse with extensive recent acute inpatient clinical experience
    • Educated to degree level
    • Completion of recognised Supporting Learners in Practice (SLiP) or Practice Assessors study days
    • Robust evidence of own personal development, and that of influencing and supporting a learning environment within a team
    • Experience in change management
    • Audit and research skills

    Knowledge/Experience

    Essential
    • Experience as assessor/supervisor in a clinical setting
    • Awareness of current issues in nursing
    • Project management
    • Introduction of change into the work environment
    • Knowledge of professional issues, current and future in mental health nursing, education, training and development
    • Working knowledge of the NMC Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)
    • Ability to identify solutions to problems and implement them effectively

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit theUK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please seeNHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    For more details and to arrange an informal discussion please contact

    Kate Stammers - Divisional Director of Nursing and Quality - kate.stammers@spft.nhs.uk

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Portland House , Worthing.

    Employer's website

    https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered mental health nurse with extensive recent acute inpatient clinical experience
  • Educated to degree level
  • Completion of recognised Supporting Learners in Practice (SLiP) or Practice Assessors study days
  • Robust evidence of own personal development, and that of influencing and supporting a learning environment within a team
  • Experience in change management
  • Audit and research skills


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Experience as assessor/supervisor in a clinical setting
  • Awareness of current issues in nursing
  • Project management
  • Introduction of change into the work environment
  • Knowledge of professional issues, current and future in mental health nursing, education, training and development.
  • Working knowledge of the NMC Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)
  • Ability to identify solutions to problems and implement them effectively


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sussex

Can be discussed in recruitment

BN11 1HS

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354-CO-21480

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