Are you an experienced registered nurse who want to support those new to practice? We are looking for empathetic nurses who want to help those new to the profession and working at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. This role is for up to 15 hours a week supporting newly qualified nurses across the Trust. Those qualified to work in mental health settings will be particularly desirable.
Main duties of the job
You would be an advocate for the profession and meet with newly qualified nurses in their first year of practice either in groups or singly to help them find their feet and provide them with an independent voice to help them to resolve issues that may have arisen. This role is one which will help retention within the Trust and requires enthusiasm and knowledge of the profession gained through experience in practice.
Working in Learning and Development you will work with a team of enthusiastic staff who work with a range of different staff both in the classroom and clinical practice to ensure that they can develop and provide the best possible patient care. All Learning and Development staff work together as part of a wider team whilst focusing on their specific roles to help the development of staff, in this case newly qualified staff.
Job description Job responsibilities
Reporting to the Preceptorship Lead, the post holder will take responsibility as part of the Trusts Learning and Development Team for providing professional support, training and development of a group of newly qualified nurses, who are undertaking the Flyer programme, across the Trust. The post holder will work with l#the newly qualified nurses in practice across a variety of clinical and geographical areas including mental and physical health, and will support learners in practice to compete their preceptorship programme and help them to be feel settled in the Trust. Working as part of a team the post holder will take responsibility for a defined group of newly qualified nurses from a specific Service area and will act as a key resource for supervisors in order to support the retention of the staff within the organisation.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Registered Nurse
- Educated to degree level
- Education qualification (D32/33, mentor qualification, teaching qualification)
- Evidence based professional knowledge & clinical skills within clinical practice underpinned by theory and experience
- Clear understanding of learning needs and challenges faced within the clinical settings.
- Effective facilitation skills with well-developed supervision and mentoring skills.
- Demonstrable previous success in contributing to delivering change by engaging staff and establishing clear work priorities with them, ensuring a capability to deliver.
- Evidence of ability to motivate and influence individuals.
- Able to plan and prioritise own work closely working with the team members.
People Skills Essential
- Ability to inspire confidence and respect of others through excellent communication, negotiation and influencing.
- A positive desire and interest in developing people and the requirement to provide pastoral support to leaners.
- Able to undertake and manage challenging conversations in a thoughtful and effective manner
- Able to support the team and share workload evenly.
- Car driver will access to car or alternative transport. Ability to travel between sites and to regional meetings
- Able to work flexibly to access staff on shift patterns out of hours and between sites in order to achieve an equal approach throughout the Trust.
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