Practice Development Nurse (Modern Matron)

West London NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Practice Development Nurse / Modern Matron is a role which the post holder will be responsible for the continuous professional development programme for Registered and Unregistered clinical staff at Broadmoor Hospital.

The post holder will be required to provide training through a variety of mediums including face to face and online modalities. The post holder will be expected to lead on and contribute to other quality improvement work related to education and training within the Hospital helping to support best practice in forensic mental healthcare and enhancing patients' safety, patients experience and clinical effectiveness.

This exciting opportunity is ideal for a clinically credible, enthusiastic and dynamic registered mental health nurse to be part of our High Secure Service (HSS) Clinical Improvement team. The role will at times require the post holder to work flexibly to support the needs of the Hospital.

Our aim is to continually improve and develop patient care, safety and experience through evidence based practice, the post holder will help achieve this through education, supervision and coaching to support the delivery of the highest quality of care possible for our patients.

Main duties of the job

Education and Training
  • To ensure the Trusts professional development programme continues and is developed in line with evidence based practice locally and nationally.
  • To develop and implement strategies for delivering training, education and support for the nursing staff within HSS
  • To deliver the current and future training and education that falls within the practice development nurse / matron portfolio
  • To ensure clear lines of communication are maintained and established with key stakeholders within the Hospital, wider Trust, Higher Education and the High Secure estate across the UK.
  • Lead, facilitate and develop the preceptorship programme for HSS
  • Lead, facilitate and receive clinical and managerial supervision
  • Line manage as required
  • Undertake established Audits, further identified audits and QI programmes where required
  • Chair a variety of meetings relevant to the post and as required by the hospital
  • Attend relevant meetings as per role requirement
  • Maintain your clinical skills to ensure credibility
  • Joint working with senior management and other education and training providers within the hospital.

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.

The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the promotion of continuous professional development of qualified Mental Health Nurses and Health Care Assistants in high secure services and must ensure that practice is carried out in a contemporary manner and in line with national standards.

In addition, the post holder will play a key role in maintaining and supporting the Trusts and the hospitals links to higher educational establishments as well as developing, supporting and reviewing the current educational needs of both nursing staff and students employed or on placement in the hospital.

The post holder will be required to provide direct training and will be expected to lead on or contribute to other quality improvement work related to patients safety, patients experience and effectiveness.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) First level Degree
  • Demonstrable record of personal development
  • Full PMVA Trained (teamwork)
  • Masters level or working towards NMC Recognised Teaching Qualification Specialist Clinical Skills. E.g. Dip CBT
Experience Essential
  • Experience working in forensic services
  • Recent experience in teaching/facilitation
  • Experience in working in complex challenging environment.
  • Experience Working at Band 6 or above. General life experience/ skills
  • Previous experience as Ward Manger/Team Leader
  • Previous experience in working within a clinical governance framework
  • Experience in project management
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of national policy relating to mental health services.
  • Government's modernisation agenda, including Clinical Governance.
  • Good understanding of forensic mental health and criminal justice systems.
  • Agenda for integrating the high secure hospitals with the wider NHS Legislative framework for mental health services
  • Able to deal with complex inter-related information and activities
  • Able to assess priorities and identify patients' needs
  • Knowledge of commissioning process
  • Knowledge of education consortiums structures and processes
  • Understand systems theory
  • Working knowledge of competency base systems of appraisal/assessment

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