The post holder is a key member of the in-patient multi-disciplinary team, working within a patient centred service. There is a need to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork, with strong leadership skills.
The post holder will deputise for the ward manager. To be responsible for coordinating, delivering, and maintaining a high standard of clinical care for all patients.
To provide support to the ward manager and clinical leadership to the ward team. To provide guidance and supervision of junior nursing staff. To ensure that systems are used to incorporate Essence of Care, as well as any other adopted models of quality assurance and clinical governance into everyday practice.
The post holder will have an interest in furthering their clinical skills and will undertake further training as required.
To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
The post holder may be required to work in other areas of the Health Board to meet service needs.
The successful applicants will be keen to develop junior staff and will embrace the benefits of clinical supervision. The post holders will be supported to further develop their skills in this role, as part of a clinical progression pathway.
Main duties of the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Clinical Lead Nurse to work as part of our Adult Mental Health inpatient team at Adferiad Ward based in St Cadocs Hospital. We are looking for an experienced RMN who is highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic, who will demonstrate commitment to the ongoing development of our inpatient service. You will need the necessary clinical experience to lead and model excellent care delivery. You will be responsible for ensuring that high standards of care are delivered and maintained to patients admitted to our ward. The ward currently provides 22 in-patient Acute Mental Health beds treating individuals with various mental health conditions, within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB). On occasions, the successful post holder will, in the absence of the ward manager oversee the management of the ward and therefore leadership qualities, skills and attributes would be essential for the successful candidate. As Clinical Lead Nurse you will be responsible for the assessment and implementation of high quality care to patients who are admitted to the inpatient environment and to facilitate a safe discharge following their stay. You will also provide support to families and/or carers during the admission process. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.
We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.
Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.
Job description Job responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.
Person Specification Relevant experience Essential
- Relevant acute experience
- Experience working with mental health act
- Registered mental health nurse
- Experience of training junior staff
- Practice supervisor/assessor
- Clinical supervisor
mentorship experience Essential
- Experience mentoring junior staff
- Experience as a preceptor for junior staff
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.