This job has expired

Practice Development Nurse

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackburn
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

View more

Profession
Nurse
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic to come and join a forward thinking, dynamic and constantly developing team.

You must have excellent communication skills, and a good working knowledge and understanding of adult mental health and the needs of individuals in this group. You will have good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, and the wider mental health agenda.

Applications are invited from experienced and self-motivated qualified nurses with leadership qualities and a passion for developing staff of all grades and from a variety of differing health professions.

The post is to support clinicians and managers in developing quality mental health services that reflect contemporary practice and complement the aspirations of national guidance and local health improvement programmes, whilst meeting the Trusts Clinical Governance agenda.

To lead and support practice development initiatives prioritised in inpatient services as required to facilitate the delivery of evidence based high quality care.

To take a lead on the internal Preceptorship Programme, planning and delivering training to help our newly qualified nurses make the transition from student to registered professional smoothly.

To develop systems of benchmarking, audit and evaluation in order to measure and monitor standards of practice as part of the inpatient clinical governance team.

Main duties of the job

  • To support clinicians and managers in developing quality mental health services that reflect contemporary practice and complement the aspirations of national guidance and local health improvement programmes, whilst meeting the Trusts Clinical Governance agenda.
  • To lead and support practice development initiatives prioritised in inpatient services as required to facilitate the delivery of evidence based high quality care.
  • Via inpatient service governance meets and in collaboration with other practice development leads promote the sharing of best practice and practice development initiatives
  • To work with Modern Matrons and Ward Manager colleagues to ensure the sustainability of practice development initiatives.
  • To develop systems of benchmarking, audit and evaluation in order to measure and monitor standards of practice as part of the inpatient clinical governance team.
  • To lead service developments as required by Modern Matron


  • About us

    Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

    The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

    Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

    Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
    • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse
    • oMaster's Degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent knowledge and experience
    • oConsiderable evidence of continuing professional development
    Experience Essential
    • -Experience of project management
    • -Experience of undertaking audit, research and quality improvement
    • -An ability to teach in clinical and classroom settings


    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    351-PEN398-CL
    You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

    Get job alerts

    Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

    Create alert