Reducing Restrictive Practice Senior Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year Per Annum
Closing date
25 Aug 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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At West London NHS trust delivering high quality care with compassion is at the heart of what we do. We want to ensure our staff are given the opportunities to develop and practice therapeutic interventions within our clinical settings, therefore reducing the need to resort to the use of restrictive practice. In recognition of the importance and challenge of this work we have invested in a new, full time, Reducing Restrictive Practice Senior Clinical Nurse.

This innovative role will work across service lines in Local Services. They will support clinicians to identify and work creatively to reduce restrictive practice whilst increasing the therapeutic offer and in doing so ensuring the highest quality nursing care is delivered.

The post holder will work closely with the Local Services Deputy Director of Nursing with the aim to develop and support nurses, the MDT and patients to understand the aim of reducing restrictive practice and ensure our care delivery is constantly evolving and improving.

We would love you to apply if you are an experienced nurse with a passion to reduce restrictive practice whilst working to improve the therapeutic offer, able to take staff with you on an improvement journey and consider yourself to be an ambassador for nursing.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with clinical teams providing clinical leadership, inspiration and engagement with whole teams and the people who use these services. Using creative ideas as well as evidence based practice you will be supported to build a reducing restrictive practice strategic approach to develop therapeutic plans to reduce restrictive practice. The ability to use a QI framework and approach will be encouraged.

As the post holder, you will offer expert clinical advice, ensuring they remain up to date and well networked across relevant forums.

You will adopt a collaborative approach that is patient centred and encourages the use of co-production in resolving some of the barriers to reducing restrictive practice and increasing the therapeutic offer.

You will get the opportunity to work with a variety of Clinical Teams to introduce evidence based models that will reduce violence across wards with PMVA staff (e.g. Safe Wards, No Force First, BCC and HOPES model).

Your expert clinical advice for patients, carers, staff and other professionals will be welcomed and your style will also invite others to share their experience to form collaborative solutions.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

Details of the Reducing Restrictive Practice Senior Clinical Nurse post are detailed in the Job Description attached to the advert.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Registration e.g. Registered Nurse Mental Health
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in clinical practice at a senior level
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development at masters level or equivalent experience
  • CBT or PSI training
  • Trained as a level 1 WLNHST PMVA instructor or equivalent
Experience/Knowledge Essential
  • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
  • The post holder would be expected to have extensive abilities in delivering innovation and quality in clinical practice, demonstrating leadership skills, change management expertise and the delivery of clinical developments that have tangible results for patients.
  • Will have experience of promoting clinical effectiveness and standards setting via audit and governance frameworks
  • Will also be able to demonstrate training and teaching expertise in applied settings.
  • Will be patient focused with a track record that includes examples of clinical practice that have required collaborative interdisciplinary work to improve adult services.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy and critical judgement.
  • Ability to undertake research and record of scholarship.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and will be a recognisable role model for staff and patients
  • Ability to work with spread sheets and data management.
Skils Essential
  • Will possess excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Will have the ability to reflect on experience and generate a learning culture.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and will be a recognisable role model for staff and patients.
  • Ability to disseminate in a professional manner to a range of professionals at regional and national level as evidenced by presentations at conference and/or publications in peer reviewed journals.

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