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Care Certificate & HCSWs Development Lead

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum inc
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
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The Nurse Education and Clinical Skills Team is responsible for the development and educational programmes run within the Trust for the nursing workforce. This is an exciting time to join our team.

There has been investment in the team and in supporting a clear Nursing career pathway within the Trust. There have been a number of changes in nursing workforce development and education and the post holder will be a key person in supporting the non-registered workforce professional development across the Trust.

Career Progression Pathways and Development Opportunities:

We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Lead Development Nurse for Band 2-4 Workforce and the Care Certificate Lead, the post holder will work across the nursing clinical areas at SWLSTG, in partnership with Higher Education Institutions and other stakeholders to:
  • Increase the provision of training for healthcare support workers new to the organisation,
  • Deliver cost effective, high quality and evidence based/good practice education and training programmes for clinical skills training using a range of effective teaching and learning methods
  • Design training and learning activities that meet quality assurance and performance management requirements both internally and externally.
  • Deliver a range of theoretical and practical clinical skills training to healthcare support workers using a range of effective teaching and learning methods, meeting learner needs, in a range of settings (classroom-based, work-based, team training), assisting them with putting theory into practice.
  • Work with senior clinical colleagues, managers and supervisors to establish mechanisms for enhancing, developing and assessing the quality of healthcare support worker learning. This may include signposting to functional skills training.
  • Develop knowledge of the Trusts educational opportunities to support development of HCSWs and the career pathways available.
  • Deputise for the Band 2-4 Workforce Lead and Care Certificate Lead as requested including to undertake investigations and advise on complaint matters.


About us

Agile and Flexible Working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible and agile working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. In this role you will be able to work Monday to Friday in the time frames from 9am to 5pm, giving you the very best of good work life balance.

About Our Location:

Tooting (Wandsworth)

Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK. This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport. The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff. Our main site is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access a range of shops, cafs and restaurants.

Kingston (Tolworth)

Our hub is based at Tolworth Hospital in borough of Kingston close to a number of shops and with good transport links close to the A3 and a bus ride away from Surbiton station, which has fast connections to Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.

As part of the Trust's Integrated Programme some roles will make best of use of agile working including; working from home and at Trust sites including Springfield and Tolworth. The Trust has been consulting with affected colleagues; any confirmed changes will be made clear during the recruitment process

Job description Job responsibilities

  • With the Care Certificate Lead, to increase the provision of training for healthcare support workers new to the organisation, e.g. Care Certificate, ensuring that provision meets Trust core education requirements, national and government requirements for service delivery in a responsive, appropriate and cost-effective manner.
  • Deliver cost effective, high quality and evidence based/good practice education and training programmes for clinical skills training using a range of effective teaching and learning methods, meeting learner needs, in a range of settings (classroom based, work based, team training). Design training and learning activities that meet quality assurance and performance management requirements both internally and externally.
  • Work with Care Certificate Lead to support senior clinical colleagues, managers and supervisors to establish mechanisms for providing, enhancing, developing and assessing the quality of healthcare support worker learning and professional development.
  • Provide continuous support to the healthcare support workers in the first 6 months of joining the Trust and signposting to Functional Skills/Higher Development Award (HDA) programme.
  • Develop effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, education leads and others to ensure effective communication and support of healthcare support workers completing their Care Certificate. Work with managers, supervisors, education leads and others to address issues of concern with staff performance or the quality of supervision/the learning environment.
  • Critically evaluate & develop the programme in response to internal & external policy/practice changes, complaints, course evaluations and staff feedback.
  • Develop knowledge of the Trusts educational opportunities to support development of HCSWs and the career pathways available.
  • Ensure all education and development activity promotes development in diversity and recognises health inequalities.
  • Deputise for the Band 2-4 Workforce Lead and Care Certificate Lead as requested including to undertake investigations and advise on complaint matters.
  • Contribute to the management of specific pre and post registration nursing development initiatives regarding workforce retention, development programmes and new nursing roles.
  • Ensure timely and accurate information analysis and reporting to Senior Nurse Development Lead on the Nurse Development Programme work streams.
  • Support and contribute to the completion of audits in a timely manner with HEIs.
  • To lead in raising clinical standards and develop a programme that focuses on the induction and ongoing development of the non-registered nursing workforce.
  • Liaise with services and staff across the Trust to facilitate and manage practice development projects that support clinical development of the non-registered workforce.
  • Identify areas of professional developmental needs, and continue to maintain professional development through supervision, reflection, and training for Band 2-4 workforce.
  • Comply with trust policies and procedures.
  • Ensure Registered Nurse (NMC) registration is kept live and all registration requirements are kept up to date.
  • Participate in audits of medical emergencies and/or physical skills.
  • Provide coordination of and participate in relevant training, reporting attendance and providing information advice and support where requested.
  • Provides relevant and timely specialist advice and guidance on functional and information matters related to the Care Certificate delivery and Band 2-4 workforce development.
  • Follow up concerns, investigations, support students and run learning events to share outcomes so that students concerns are taken seriously, for example through You said We did initiatives.
  • Deliver physical health skills and mental health training to Band 2-4 workforce.


Person Specification Experience Essential
  • NMC revalidation and confirmation processes
  • Demonstrated experience of coordinating projects in complex and challenging environments
  • Education and training relating to mental health services
  • Developing and delivering education and training programmes, tools and techniques on an organisation-wide basis
  • Supervision and assessment of students within the clinical setting
  • Coordinating and delivering meetings
  • Evidence of successful development of the clinical learning environment for students
  • Demonstrable experience of managing change through working with others
  • Evidence of formal teaching and programme planning
  • Delivering, developing and evaluating education, training or workforce interventions
  • Experience of working in a culturally-diverse environment and knowledge of methods to develop cultural competency
  • Experience of therapeutic working with vulnerable people including those at risk of restraint
Desirable
  • Creating learning programmes for external validation/QA experience
  • Working with Service users and Carers in developing Educational Developments (co-production)
  • Evidence of development of multi-professional learning opportunities
  • Group facilitation
Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification (Registered Nurse)
  • Successful completion of Preceptorship Programme
  • Successful completion of Practice Assessor training
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Recognised teaching qualification, working towards or equivalent
Desirable
  • Relevant Master's Degree, working towards or equivalent


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